......for Real Life
The College of Professional Studies provides its students with
the University's largest number of Internship opportunities with
employers throughout the New York area.
What is an
An academic internship is a credit based work experience whereby
students receive training and gain valuable experience in a
specific career area under the supervision of a specialist in that
College of Professional Studies – Highlights of the
Academic Internship Program
- Internships are available to selected students enrolled in most
of the Bachelor of Science degree programs of the College of
- Program Directors approve the internship based on the student's
completion of essential pre-requisite courses in their major and
achievement of a qualifying cumulative GPA.
- The internship experience for selected students is supervised
and considered a valuable part of their undergraduate preparation
by providing hands-on career skills for their major.
- Students may not carry internship coursework as part of an
excess credit load.
In lieu of receiving academic credits, student interns may not
receive a salary or be considered an employee by their site
supervisor. Additional requirements specific to individual
majors to secure an academic internship can be found in the
internship sections of the program descriptions. Students are
strongly urged to apply, in writing, for
internship consideration to the appropriate
program director or chair during the registration period for
the semester in which they would like to intern. Further
information is available at the office of the respective Chair or
Program Director. Student internships may begin in the fall,
spring, or in some programs, summer. Registration for internships
is completed at these times.
Students may secure the internship on their own or can view
current internship postings by visiting St. John's Careerlink. To
do so, log into your St. John's Central account, select the
Career/Internships tab, and then click on the Careerlink banner.
Please note that Academic Internships and sites must be
pre-approved by CPS Program Director prior to the commencing
- Narrow down career interest
- Improve essential communication skills
- Prepare for the workforce by developing job-seeking skills
- Strengthen your resume and formulate professional
- Opportunity to earn college credit toward your major
CPS Internship Partners- below is a selection of key internship
sites that participate in our program. For more comprehensive
list, please see your Program Director.
|Brooklyn Nets||NY Queens Hospital|
|NYU Langone Medical||NY Mets|
|Katz Media Group||NY Knicks|
|Leading Hotels of the World||Sirius|
|Madison Square Garden||Universal Music|
|Major League Baseball||U.S. District Courts|
|Mount Sinai Medical Center||NYC Department of Probation|
|MTV Networks||U.S. Customs Service|
|NYC Department of Interrogation||U.S. Bankruptcy Court|
|NYC Police Department|| |
“A Day in a Life” Internship Video
Opportunity at St. John’s University are invigorating, memorable
and rewarding…click on this short
high- res video clip “A Day in a Life” of Molly Rokasy, an
alumni at St. John’s University who had the experience of her
lifetime interning with Barbara Walters of ABC. Now a St. John’s
graduate, Molly enjoys a promising career with News 12.
Join us at our Annual Academic
Thursday, September 27,
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Taffner Field House
Open to all St. John's
University undergraduate students
For more details, read the
internship requirements. For further information contact
the following St. John’s University, College of Professional
Assistant to the Dean-External Affairs
If you are preparing to choose an
internship, speak with your professors to discuss various
opportunities. Schedule an appointment with CareerCenter to
practice resume writing and interviewing techniques.