SUNY Cortland's Internship Program

The internship program combines academic study with career-related work/learning experiences. Students use their talents, skills and ingenuity in career-related work while earning up to 16 credit hours toward graduation. The internship program is open to Cortland students from all majors who are in good academic standing and have completed twelve credit hours at SUNY Cortland.

Internship Deadlines

  • Summer Session I, May 1
  • Summer Session II, June 1
  • Fall-Full Semester or 1st Quarter, July 1
  • Fall-2nd Quarter, October 1
  • Winter, December 1
  • Spring-Full Semester or 3rd Quarter, December 1
  • Spring-4th Quarter, March 1

For more information, contact Lauren Christiansen, Internship and Student Employment Coordinator: 607-753-4715 or

NOTE:  In addition to the elective credit internship options through Career Services and internships coordinated by Career Services for the Communication and Media Studies and Economics Departments, many majors across multiple academic departments require internship experiences within their curriculum. For information on majors that require an internship within the major curriculum, visit the curricular internships list.  

Sample Internships

Between 400-600 SUNY Cortland students intern each year with organizations such as:

  • ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox
  • American Express
  • American Heart Association
  • AT&T
  • Boston Celtics
  • Cooper Hewitt Museum
  • ESPN
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Madison Square Garden
  • MGM Studios
  • MTV
  • National Park Service
  • NYS Assembly and Senate
  • Ogilvy and Mather
  • PaineWebber
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • US Forest and Fisheries
  • US Marshall's Office
  • US Olympic Committee
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Walt Disney World

Volunteer Opportunities