Internships are a unique, yet competitive opportunity to begin gaining experience in your field of interest.
The key to navigating the internship process is to begin early. Visit our office or browse through the tabs on the left to learn more about our growing internship program.
All students are encouraged to participate in the internship program provided they meet the requirements listed below.
Internship applicants must have completed 40 credits and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A student may earn two to eight elective credits per internship for a total of 16 elective credits throughout his or her college career.
- 2 Credit Internship – 70 Hours per semester
- 4 Credit Internship – 133 Hours per semester
- 6 Credit Internship – 200 Hours per semester
- 8 Credit Internship- 266 Hours per semester
In addition, to be eligible for internship credits, a student must:
- Interview for the position on an open, competitive basis.
- Consult with his/her faculty advisor, develop learning objectives, and complete an academic paper or project for a grade
*Internship credits will be added to a student’s scheduled course load and count as a class. The addition of a 4 credit internship may put a student over the 18 credit limit, in which case the student will be responsible to pay for the overage.
The following regulations must be followed in order to obtain internship approval:
- Current full-time employment may not be used for internship credit.
- A student may intern for no more than 8 credits at the same internship employer, even if the employer has multiple locations.
- The intern may not be supervised by a relative.
- All internships must be approved for credit prior to beginning internship duties.
- Summer internship credit may not be transferred to another semester.
- Students must be attending Centenary College at the time of the internship in order to receive academic credit for it.
- Students with Centenary College Code of Conduct violations (please see Centenary College Student Code of Conduct; Offenses and Jurisdiction) will not be allowed the opportunity to participate in the internship program.
The for-credit internship application process is as follows:
- The student should first speak with their faculty advisor to inform them that they are interested in interning. The advisor may provide guidance in regards to the student’s schedule and ability to intern, preparedness, and academic expectations.
- If the student meets the eligibility criteria above, they should schedule an appointment with Alissa Lastres to discuss potential internship locations and to collect the two-page registration form.
- The supervisor at the internship site must first complete the “Responsibilities” section and sign the registration form before the student continues the application process.
- The student then consults with his/her faculty advisor, who will assign learning objectives and an academic assignment, and sign the form. All credited internships must be pre-approved by an advisor.
- The student then sees the Department Chair, who will approve and sign the registration form.
- The student will return the paperwork with the required signatures to Alissa Lastres for approval, who will forward it to the Office of the Provost for the final signature.
At the completion of the internship, an evaluation form is sent to the employer, and the completed form is then given to the academic advisor to use in determining the student’s internship grade.
Alissa Lastres may schedule a site visit with the employer (amid the duration of the internship) to survey the location and work environment, observe the student working on-site, and discuss the employer’s satisfaction with the student’s work. Students are also asked to complete a student evaluation at the completion of their internship for internship assessment purposes.
Students may also inquire about non-credit internship opportunities in the Career Development Center. However, if a student engages in an off-campus internship opportunity, the student will not be covered under Centenary College insurance and the school holds no liability for their actions at the internship site.
Read what these student have to say about their internship experiences:
Senior Fashion Major:
“Since my sophomore year I have had 3 internships. Each internship in the Fashion industry has taught me so much.Thanks to the Career Center of Centenary College, I was able to land a full time job in NYC before even graduating!”
Junior Science Major:
“Doing an internship through the help and support of Centenary is one of the greatest decisions I have made during my time as a student here. The hands-on experiences helped me grow as a person and shaped the dream career I hope to pursue upon graduating.
I highly recommend contacting your advisor in your major or the career center to see the options in your interest area because it can change your life. I know it changed mine.”
Senior Business Major:
“Working with Guidepoint this past summer as a marketing intern has been a wonderful experience. Internships are a great tool to use for furthering your knowledge in an industry you are interested in along with making connections for future work positions.
The connections I have made this summer will likely lead me to a salary paying job when I graduate from Centenary. Thank you to everybody at the Career Center!”
Senior Business Major:
“I have done 4 internships throughout my 4 years at Centenary College. I have worked for the New Jersey Devils, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Philadelphia 76ers, and the New York Jets.
Every internship has been an unforgettable experience and I now know what I want to do for my career with the help from everybody at each of my internships.”