Internships

Internships are a hot topic. At Hartwick, we know that a great internship can hold the key to a successful career.

At Hartwick, you have an entire team to help you through this process. We'll help you with your internship search, networking, resume building, cover letter writing, mock interviews, and portfolio support from the day you first enroll.

Why should you consider completing an internship?

When employers have two equally qualified candidates, they tend to choose the candidate with internship experience, according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2020 survey.

49%

Employers who say the ideal candidate has had two internships during his or her college career.

42%

Employers who say the ideal candidate has had at least one internship during his or her college career.

More Reasons Why You Should Do an Internship

1. Figure out what you want to do after college;

2. Get a better idea of the field you’re planning to enter, and whether you’d really like to make it your career;

3. Decide what you are good at, or what you do and don’t you like. Don’t spend four years not knowing the answers to these questions; and,

4. Make connections for a more advanced internship during your junior or senior year.

1. Get your foot in the door of a competitive business or organization, even before you graduate;

2. Develop the connections and networking contacts you will need after graduation to pull ahead;

3. Hone your classroom learning, and those crucial “soft” skills too;

4. Find out how to best maneuver yourself into a career after graduation;

5. Earn credit for your internship!

When to Intern

Wondering when to do an internship? Are you worried that you’ve missed your chance? You haven’t!

Find – or create – an internship opportunity that fits you best. Get creative! Many students do internships during the year with local employers, some in downtown Oneonta, and some right here on campus. Internships during the semester can be a few hours or many. They can be on one day or all week. It’s up to you!

To see the deadlines to register for term-time credit, visit: Academic Deadlines and Important Dates set by the Registrar’s office.

J Term is a great time to undertake an internship experience. Go home and do one while staying with family. Stay on campus and intern with one of our local partners. Competition for positions is low, as J Term is unique to Hartwick!

To see the deadlines to register for term-time credit, visit: Academic Deadlines and Important Dates set by the Registrar’s office.

If you are planning on registering a J Term internship, you must communicate with your faculty advisor before leaving campus for Winter Break. There are a few steps you are responsible for that they will guide you through.

Summer is a time to make money – that is understandable. But you need to think about the long-term as well. How will you pay off those school loans after you graduate? Do an internship in order to snag that top job after Hartwick. You could consider part or full-time work and do a part-time internship, or you might even be able to find a paid internship.

There is a fee when you register your internship for academic credit during the summer, just as any summer course. For 1 to 4 credits, the cost is $390. For 5 to 8 credits, it is $760.

Finding an Internship

Connect With Your Career Coach

Meet with one of our Career Coaches today to learn how to land an internship. We are part of your Guidance Team. Your Career Coach can guide you through an assessment to help you clarify your career goals and interests. Our offices are on the first floor of Golisano Hall. We’re open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Stop in and see us.

Alumni Network - TrueBlue Connect

Hartwick alumni provide a great network right at your fingertips! Activate your TrueBlue Connect account to gain access to Hartwick’s alumni network. Consult with alumni mentors who are eager to share advice about their professional experiences and offer suggestions as you plan your career launch.

TrueBlue Connect

Start Your Search With Handshake

Hartwick Handshake is an online platform to find jobs and internships from employers seeking Hartwick students.

New to Handshake? No problem, all you need to do is activate your account.

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Explore Local Internship Opportunities

Think local. While you attend Hartwick, take advantage of our incredible local partners and their internship opportunities waiting to be filled.

You’ll be surprised to see what organizations and opportunities are waiting for your application! We’ve done the leg work for you, now you just need to apply.

Applying for an Internship is like applying for a job.

Come to the Career Development office on the first floor of Golisano Hall to talk with our knowledgeable student staff and to make an appointment with a Career Coach to guide you through every step of the process. Use the resource links below to get started with your search.

Funding Your Internship

Scholarship support is available for summer and international internship experiences.

The Robert S. ’69 and Patricia R. ’72 Hanft Scholarship for Internship Support

The Robert S. ’69 and Patricia R. ’72 Hanft Scholarship for Internship Support has two scholarships available for students completing a summer internship. All majors are eligible for this scholarship.

International Internships

An international internship can be the adventure of a lifetime. Completing an international internship is a great way to get an edge in a world that is increasingly globalized and interdependent. If you want a career with an organization dedicated to addressing global issues, an international internship is a great way to prove your value. Financial assistance to travel abroad for an internship is available with Hartwick’s Emerson International Internship Scholarship. It’s less competitive than you might think. The Offices of Career Development and Global Education work closely to guide you through the process.

Interning for Academic Credit – How to Register Your internship

 

Summer Session: Students have one week from the start of their Summer Session to drop an internship course without a “W.” Students can withdraw from a course during the 2nd week of their summer session with a grade of “W”. Summer session enrollment is determined by the end date of your internship. The range the end date falls within is listed on the Summer Session webpage.
If you miss a deadline for registering your internship for credit, you may petition to the Committee on Academic Standards through Academic Affairs. Download the CAS Petition Form.

Note About Fees: Be aware of fees. If you complete a summer internship for credit there will be a fee; for 1 to 4 credits it will be $390 and for 5 to 8 credits it will be $760.

For Faculty

Review Internship Learning Agreements

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