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 (National Association of Colleges and Employers). Internships should not consist primarily of menial tasks; contrary to popular belief, internships do not typically consist of fetching coffee.
The Center for Career Development researches companies prior to posting internships and jobs to provide students and alumni with quality opportunities, and assesses each internship submitted for credit or transcript notation by a student for the quality of the anticipated learning experience.
Because the workplace is increasingly competitive, and internships are essential to the professional development and post-graduate success of our students, we strongly encourage students to complete 2-3 internship experiences during their college years.
Through the Valiant Internship Programs, students may complete internships for academic credit or a transcript notation.
When to Post:
Each semester, Manhattanville College enforces an internship registration deadline. If your company has an extensive on-boarding process, please contact the Center for Career Development to discuss a recruiting timeline.
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All internship postings should include the following elements:
Time commitment (Hours per week)
If the Internship is unpaid, paid and/or for academic credit
When is Credit Required?
In some circumstances, students require credit for an internship. They still must meet eligibility requirements to do so. Situations that apply include:
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).
Employer requirements: some companies, typically large corporations, require that their interns receive credit in order to comply with Department of Labor guidelines (and avoid lawsuits).
Major/Program requirements: some Manhattanville majors/programs require a credit-bearing internship to fulfill requirements, or offer a credit-bearing internship as one possibility to fulfill a requirement such as capstone or field experience.
Outside these situations, students may opt to register for credit to fulfill a major or minor elective (if available in the department), complete liberal arts credits (only applicable in certain departments), or to complete elective credits toward their degree.
Through the Noncredit Transcript Notation program, the Center for Career Development (CCD) provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to complete professional development in conjunction with their internship experiences, resulting in a notation on their academic transcript that verifies the successful and professional completion of their internship. Through this program, students work with the CCD to develop professionalism in the workplace, receive internship-specific career counseling, network with other students completing internships, and learn to demonstrate their successful internship experience.
A Noncredit Transcript Notation allows students to have an internship documented on their official academic transcript without registering for academic credit or incurring tuition charges. This program does not result in academic credit and will not fulfill any degree or major requirements.
Students must satisfy all of the following program requirements:
Student must submit a Noncredit Transcript Notation agreement form via Handshake in adherence with the CCD announced deadline (students must request noncredit notation for the semester in which they participate in the internship – retroactive submissions will not be accepted);
Students must complete a minimum of 80 hours of internship work during the requested semester (this is a minimum requirement and does not dictate when a student may leave an internship);
Students must complete a required mid-semester group check in with CCD (during the summer and winter sessions individual check-ins can be conducted in person or by phone);
Students must complete a mid and end of semester evaluation. Employers are also asked to complete a performance evaluation based on the student’s work.
Supervisors must agree to complete a final internship evaluation. Students must receive satisfactory marks indicating successful completion of internship on the final evaluation completed by the onsite supervisor in order to receive a transcript notation.