Juniors and Sophomores! Even though you have some time, you should start to think about when you want to complete your required internship. You could always start the process today by making sure you’re eligible for an internship. Applying for internship eligibility is required at least one semester before you start looking for an internship placement. However, once you are certified eligible, you remain eligible until graduation as long as your GPA doesn’t drop below a 2.5. Remember, there are no retroactive credits given for an internship, this means you must complete an internship for credit after you have been approved. It’s worth it to get approved sooner than later, just to ensure you have time in case something goes wrong.
Apply for internship eligibility by Friday, Mar. 10 if you are planning to intern next spring. To apply for internship eligibility, you must read the internship info packet, complete the application and submit your progress report and one-page, single-sided resume. Remember, once you are eligible, you remain eligible for the rest of your college career (unless your GPA drops below 2.5) so as soon as you meet the requirements, it’s never too early to apply. Here are the minimum requirements to be certified as eligible to earn internship credits:
- 60 total credits
- 30 credits at New Paltz
- 18 credits in your major
- 2.5 GPA