Eligible But Haven’t Found an Internship? Don’t Worry! Internship Registration is Separate from Class Registration

Once you have been approved for internship eligibility you have until the first day of the semester that you are interning to find an internship. There is no need to rush and find an internship by class registration. If you are worried about not being considered a full-time student, you can add a class into your schedule and then drop it once you have secured an internship. Our department grants students permission to register for internship credits once you have found a placement and that placement has been approved… If this is your first internship, you will register for internship credits and the Internship Seminar, both of which are restricted to Permission of Instructor and listed on the schedule as “FULL” because our department protects the seats so students go through the required approval process. To register for an internship, follow the steps in the “Congrats Email” that has been, or will be, sent to you once you’ve been approved for internship eligibility. Continue reading

Juniors and Sophomores, Get Ahead!

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.  Continue reading

Transfers: Register for Internship Eligibility Once You Have 30 New Paltz Credits

Transfer students, you should apply for internship eligibility once you have 30 New Paltz credits. Applying for internship eligibility means you must be approved to earn credits for any internship you complete, before you complete it. In order to do a required internship for credits you must be certified eligible. Although you only have to be certified one semester before, we recommend you get certified asap to get the application done with. Once you are eligible you remain eligible until you graduate (unless your GPA drops below a 2.5). Here are the minimum requirements to be certified as eligible to earn internship credits. Continue reading

Seniors- Apply for Internship Eligibility ASAP!

For any students planning on graduating in spring 2023, make sure you apply for internship eligibility by Friday, Nov 11. All DMJ majors and journalism minors are required to complete an internship in order to graduate, so if you do not apply on time you will most likely not be approved to intern in the spring which puts you at risk of not graduating on time. If you haven’t already, you must apply for internship eligibility this semester. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 11  Continue reading

How to Download your Progress Report as a PDF

When applying for internship eligibility it is important to upload your ENTIRE progress report as a PDF. Uploading screenshots of your progress report is NOT sufficient. Saving your progress report as a PDF is not only required for internship eligibility, but it is also handy to know for future reference. See the graphic below for the process Continue reading