An internship allows a student to apply classroom knowledge in a professional setting. It is a means of networking for future job contacts, gathering valuable hands-on experience to augment a resume as well as an opportunity to work in a certain field while still a student before selecting a professional route.
In the Communication department, students have the opportunity to earn course credit for completing an internship by registering for CMC 475.
Previous Internship Sites Include:
- Bishop Kearney
- Mary Cariola Center
- Gates-Chili Central School District
- Birdie Laine Creative
- Southwest Airlines
- Paychex Corporation
- Rochester Police Department
- Strong National Museum of Play
- Agathi & Company
- Dixon Schwabl
- Empowering People’s Independence of NY
- Rochester Regional Health Foundations
- Jamestown Container Companies
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- SUNY Brockport University Communications
- SUNY Brockport Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
- President’s Cabinet Internship
- SUNY Brockport Career Services
Students are encouraged to seek out and apply for internship opportunities both on and off campus. Relevant opportunities will be promoted by the department’s internship coordinator and additional opportunities will be posted on Handshake. Students who are interested in seeking out an internship are invited to discuss the process with the department’s Internship Coordinator, their faculty adviser, or Career Services.
Once a student has been offered an internship, they must reach out to the department’s internship coordinator to apply for CMC 475. To apply for CMC 475, students must submit a completed Internship Contract.
For fall and summer internships, students should submit their materials the previous spring semester. For spring internships, materials should be submitted the previous fall semester.
Who May Apply
Internship applicants must be at least of junior status, having completed 54 total credits with a minimum of 12 credits being completed in the Communication major at SUNY Brockport. Minimum overall GPA is 2.5, major GPA is 3.0. These GPA numbers are firm.
CMC 475 may be taken only once for 3 credits. While juniors are eligible, the internship experience is strongly encouraged for the senior year.