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You can begin exploring the different internship opportunities available through the Brooklyn College Internship Program as early as your Freshman Year (second semester).  An internship gives students the opportunity to gain work experience in a desired career while pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

What is an internship?

Not all work experiences are internships. An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent (source: National Association of Colleges and Employers).  NACE has developed guidelines as to what describes a legitimate internship.

What is the value of an Internship?

Interns have an edge in the job market for very specific reasons. Here are 8 great reasons why you should do at least 2 internships before you graduate .



How do I obtain an internship?

  • Register for the Magner Career Center via the Career Tab for access to internships

  • Review our Internship 101 Materials.  If you have any concerns about an internship posting, or have started an internship and have concerns, please contact the internship team at 718 951 5696 or intern@brooklyn.cuny.edu

  • Attend one of our internship employer panels and our Brooklyn College Job/Internship Fair (October and March) and the CUNY Big Apple.

  • If you can participate in an internship due to work schedule or personal obligations you may want to build experience by creating your own project, freelancing, participating in challenges through mindsumo. You may have to think outside of the box but you can find opportunities that will help you build experience. Another idea is working with someone who has their own business since they may be more flexible.


How do I prepare for an interview?


If I am placed, what are the next steps?


If you don't get your dream internship, have a plan B!: 

What do I have to do as an intern?

  • Conduct yourself professionally by honoring the expectations and responsibilities of the internship. You are not only representing yourself but also Brooklyn College.  
  • Contact Miriam Loyd (mloyd@brooklyn.cuny.edu) if you have any issues at the internship site where you may need assistance (can range from minor such as a difficult boss to more serious such as discrimination/harassment). We ask employers to adhere the our guidelines when taking on an intern.  If the internship is unpaid and you believe the employer is not complying with the Department of Labor let us know.

What happens when I complete my internship?

  • If you have not already complete the  Landed an Internship Form
  • Complete the Student Evaluation Form when you finish your internship. A reminder will be sent at the end of each semester.
  • Please note that employers are also asked to provide feedback on interns. Negative feedback can prevent you from having access to internships posted via Hire BC.

If you have additional questions or need more information, contact us at intern@brooklyn.cuny.edu