The following table provides Internship Information for general and Academic Year 20-21 internship inquiries in a FAQ format. Please read carefully:
FAQ 1: Why should I complete an internship in College?
An internship gives you the opportunity to:
Gain valuable work experience before you graduate;
Develop new skills and refine others;
Apply knowledge gained from coursework to on-the-job situations;
Reality-test tentative career choices;
Meet and work with professionals, establishing contacts for letters of reference and networking;
Experience new work environments
FAQ 2: When should I start applying to internships?
Credit-Bearing Internship submissions open in Handshake:
Summer: Second week of April
Fall: First week of July
Winter/Spring: First week of November
FAQ 3: What are the deadlines to register for my internship for Summer 2020 or Academic Year 2020-2021?
Internships must be requested and submitted on Handshake before the following deadlines:
* The deadline to register for an internship course is the Add/Drop deadline set by the Registrar for the given semester.
Fall (8/31/20 - 12/18/20): Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
Spring (2/1/2021 - 5/14/2021): Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
FAQ 4: Can I receive academic credit for my internship?
Yes! Undergraduate students wishing to earn academic credit for an internship register for an Internship (4497) course, and in some cases, a Capstone (3997) course. The 4497 course codes exist for all academic departments. Registering an internship for credit formally connects classroom and workplace learning to enhance both experiences.
Summer Session Internships for Academic Credit - Because credit-bearing Internships are registered as courses through the Registrar’s office, students must pay per-credit tuition if they wish to receive credit for their Summer Internship. Contact the Registrar’s office or Student Accounts for pricing details.
FAQ 5: How do I register an internship for credit?
In order to be eligible to register an internship for credit, students must:
Have completed 30 credits of coursework
Have declared their major
Be a matriculated student
Note: On an individual basis, departments may opt to impose additional requirements for Internship courses, such as pre-requisite or co-requisite courses, or minimum GPAs. Departments that set additional requirements, as well as any additional Internship course policies, are asked to provide that information to the CCD to assist with efficient advising and registration.
FAQ 6: How many internship hours must I complete to receive credit?
During the semester of the internship, students must work a minimum of 40 hours per credit earned. Please make sure you are on track to fulfill this hour requirement:
FAQ 7: I am an international student, what should I know before requesting an internship?
International students on an F-1 Visa are required by Manhattanville College to register any internship for credit to comply with government regulations (verification of visa status and internship requirements can be made through OISS or CCD).
F-1 International students may only register in their major.
F-1 international students must register internships for academic credit, and are not eligible to receive a transcript notation in lieu of academic credit.
*For more information and up to date Covid-19 policies for international students reach out to Office of International Students and Study Abroad (OISS) - LA Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katherine Palmer (email@example.com)
FAQ 8: How can I formalize my internship experience through the College, without registering for academic credit?
To have an internship notated through the policy students must meet and successfully complete the following Center for Career Development (CCD) eligibility and program requirements
Student Eligibility: Students may enroll in noncredit transcript notation at any point in their undergraduate career. There is no minimum GPA or credit requirement for a student to participate in the noncredit transcript notation option. To be eligible, students must:
Be fully matriculated and in good academic standing at Manhattanville College.
May be part-time, full time, paid or unpaid. Unpaid positions must follow the Department of Labor standards.
FAQ 10: How and when will I know my internship has been approved?
Below is the approval workflow for student internship:
FAQ 11: My internship has been suspended or closed until further notice. What should I do?
The student should update their Internship Course instructor and the Center for Career Development.
If the internship site ‘closes’ and suspends student interns: Students should check in with their internship site supervisor to see how they might be able to continue any of their projects off-site.
If the site supervisor cannot provide a remote project, the student should work with the internship course instructor who can assign an assignment, project, or research project that will allow the student to complete their hours.
Remote work/ Telecommuting: If you are instructed by your organization’s supervisor to work remotely, be sure to practice effective communication with your supervisor to ensure the continuity of projects or assignments.
FAQ 12: I have additional questions regarding internships that I need to be answered who should I contact?