Academic Internship Courses
Center for Career & Professional Development
L72.00 New Building
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 237-8754
Fax: (212) 237-8440
Mon. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tues. 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Weds. 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thurs. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon. - Fri.: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
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UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP COURSES
The Center for Career & Professional Development works with the faculty to offer several internship/fieldwork courses that allow you to intern at an agency in your field of interest for a semester. We encourage students pursuing internships to consider registering for these courses to benefit from the added mentorship of the John Jay faculty as well as your internship supervisor.
Click here to view a chart of all undergraduate academic internship courses at the College. The chart will tell you which courses are administered through the Center for Career & Professional Development and which courses require you to approach the instructor or department directly.
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better (some internship sites have their own requirements).
- Completion of 30 or more academic credits (some sites require more credits).
- Availability of eight to ten hours a week (16-20 during the summer) for a total of 96 hours of fieldwork for the semester.
- Ability to attend five seminars (three hours each) on Fridays.
- Completion of at least one semester at John Jay College.
- Students may only take 15 credits of internship courses.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Attend an "Undergraduate Internship Information Session". These sessions are listed on our calendar on John Jay Careers Online.
- Begin applying for internship opportunities. While our staff is here to assist you as you begin this process, we encourage students to start applying for internships as soon as they are sure they are ready. Use John Jay Careers Online to view and apply for internships, as well as our list of online resources. In some cases, our office has a direct relationship with many of the government agencies John Jay students are interested in.
- Schedule interviews.> Dress for the interview should be professional and successful job search skills should be employed to secure the field placement. Remember to take copies of your resume and cover letter with you! Check out our help-sheet on good interview skills.
- Apply for the "Undergraduate Academic Internship Program" for the semester you are interested in registering for on John Jay Careers Online. Log-in to the system, go to "Jobs and Internships", then "John Jay Careers Online Jobs", then use the keyword search. Upload your resume and unofficial transcript in John Jay Careers Online and follow the hyperlink in the job description to fill out the online application.
- Register in ESIMS. Once we have approved your registration for a course and that semester's registration is open, you will be sent a course code to use to register to your John Jay email account. It is important that you confirm your internship no later than the "Add Deadline" of course registration. If this is not possible, please speak with someone in our office to make alternate arrangements.
- Confirm your internship. Once you have received and accepted an internship offer from an employer, you should return the Contract and Memorandum of Agreement forms to our office.
PLEASE NOTE - Interns may drop their Internship/Fieldwork course at the Registrar's Office before the deadline. It is your responsibility to notify the agency/field supervisor, the faculty advisor and the Center for Career & Professional Development.
GRADING THE INTERNSHIP:
Field Evaluations are sent approximately one month before the end of the semester to agency/field supervisors. The field evaluation is considered in the final grade for the internship course, which is given by the assigned faculty advisor, and he/she has total discretion in determining your final grade. Your field evaluation, course assignments and attendance are all considered in deciding the final grade.
All paperwork, conversations, and expectations related to a student's successful completion of an internship course falls under the John Jay College academic integrity policy. Any student believed to have violated this policy will be referred for judicial action.