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Center for Career Development - Internships

Internships and Experiential Learning

The Center for Career Development helps you discover workplace learning experiences that test drive career interests, build mentor relationships, and develop skills that position you to compete in the global marketplace. Employers value candidates with relevant experience. Many internship programs serve as an onramp for full-time positions. Internships contribute to the professional development and post-graduate success of Manhattanville students. We strongly encourage you to complete two to three internship experiences during your college years.   

Employers target Manhattanville students on Handshake, your home base platform for profile presentation, searches, and applications. CCD's expertise and resources also help you navigate industry-specific and general search platforms, leverage LinkedIn, connect with our alumni, hone professional correspondence, and prepare for interviews and onboarding with tools and confidence.

 

Let’s get you started! Stop in or make an appointment through Handshake today.

 

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM

Virtual and in-person appointments are available. 

Center for Career Development,
Reid Castle, LL G2 Suite

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Academic Year 2023-2024 Approval Request Deadlines

Internships for Credit approval requests may be submitted through Handshake Experiences

Term

Deadline

2023 SUMMER TERM    
FALL 2023 TERM   
MOD2 2023 FALL TERM (half-term, 1-credit internships only) 
MAY 18, 2023
AUGUST 23, 2023  
OCTOBER 6, 2023

2024 SPRING TERM  
MOD2 2024 SPRING TERM (half-term, 1-credit internships only) 
SUMMER 2024 TERM  

 

JANUARY 8, 2024 
MARCH 1, 2024
MAY 20, 2024

 

  • Internships for Credit Approval Requests open in Handshake Experiences 8 weeks prior to the start of the target term.
  • Internships for Credit Approval Requests must be submitted on Handshake Experiences a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the term’s drop/add deadline.

 


 

Internships Come in Many Shapes and Sizes 

For Credit/Paid/Unpaid/Micro/Shadowing/Single Semester/Full Year/School Year/Summer. Students are encouraged to pursue internships throughout their time on campus. CCD offers a range of guidance and tools for navigating and preparing for opportunities including workshops, one-on-one guidance, resource leads, search tips, alumni panel and networking events, and more. 

Internship FAQs

 

Search on Handshake or Industry Job Platforms

  1. Verify Eligibility
    Completed minimum 30 credits Declared major
    Matriculated part-time/full-time status
  2. Explore & Apply
    Start with Handshake's Search Tools
    Tap into your networks and CCD for support Secure an internship
  3. Submit for Approval
    Gather academic goals and job description Confirm start/end dates, total hrs, # of credits 40 hrs=1 cr 80 hrs=2 cr 120 hrs=3 cr Submit Request in Handshake Experiences
    CCD facilitates faculty supervision
  4. Manage Timelines
    Build in preparation time
    Submit early

Approval Request

  1. Student acquires internship.
  2. Student submits online approval request via Handshake Experiences
  3. Internship Coordinator reviews request, collaborates with Student and Faculty Supervisor, and initiates electronic approval workflow.
    • Required Approvals: Worksite Supervisor, Faculty Supervisor, SAS Dean, Internship Coordinator
  4. Worksite Supervisor reviews submission and Employer Affiliation Agreement, and agrees to terms (electronic approval required). Student must communicate with Worksite Supervisor to facilitate this step.
  5. Faculty Supervisor reviews electronic submission, vets learning objectives and academic criteria, and approves or declines internship. (When a Faculty Supervisor declines, they communicate their concerns directly to the student.)
  6. SAS Dean reviews and provides approval of the Internship for Credit Request

Important
All Students: Please do not register for the internship in student planning until notified by CCD.

International Students: OISS approval is required as the first and last step in the process.

Verify Eligibility
Completed min 30 credits | Declared major | Matriculated part or full-time status
Please direct eligibility questions to your division chair or advisor.

Required Information in Handshake Experiences.

  • Name of organization.
  • Complete street address of organization.
  • Name, title, and contact information for your Worksite Supervisor.
  • Internship start and end dates.
  • Weekly internship schedule.
  • Calculate your total anticipated hours from the first day of classes and make sure it meets the minimum requirement:
    40 hours is equal to 1 credit
    80 hours is equal to 2 credit
    120 hours is equal to 3 credit
  • Your Faculty Supervisor (professor who assigns and grades coursework) Let your division chair know you are seeking an internship for credit.
  • CCD facilitates faculty supervision.
  • Detailed job description.
  • 2-3 academic learning objectives.
  • 2-3 workplace skills you expect to learn.

Internships provide an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and mentoring before graduation.

  • Develop new skills and refine others.
  • Apply coursework knowledge to on-the-job situations Reality-test tentative career choices.
  • Build relationships with professionals and establish contacts for future networking and letters of reference.
  • Experience new work environments.
  • Students are encouraged to pursue internships at any time during their college or graduate school years.
  • Internship application deadlines are typically noted in job postings. Check eligibility. See Who is eligible for an Internship for Credit?
  • Yes! Enrolling in an Internship for Credit formally connects classroom and workplace learning to enhance both experiences.
  • Internships for Credit must be approved through Handshake Experiences prior to the academic term in which they take place.
  • Check deadlines. See What are the Approval Request deadlines?
  • Approved Undergraduate Internships for Credit are registered as a 4497 course. The 4497 code exists for all academic departments.
  • Approved Graduate Internships for Credit are registered as a 5597 course. The 5597 code exists for all Graduate level academic departments. ONLY F-1 graduate student internships are processed via Handshake Experiences and CCD. All other graduate internships are processed through program chairs.

Internships for Credit require that a student

  • has completed a minimum 30 credits
  • has declared their major
  • is a matriculated part-time or full-time student
  • Students may apply up to 9 internship course credits to their degree
  • Note: Individual departments may require additional stipulations. Departments that set custom policies must notify the student and CCD to facilitate accurate processing.
  • In order to comply with government regulations, Manhattanville College requires F-1 Students to register for credit all internships. Verification of visa status and internship requirements can be made through OISS.
  • F-1 Students must notify OISS prior to commencing an Approval Request.
  • F-1 Students must indicate their F-1 status on their Handshake Experiences Approval Request to facilitate proper compliance.
  • F-1 students may only register for internships within their major.
  1. Student acquires internship
  2. Student submits online Approval Request via Handshake Experiences
  3. Internship Coordinator reviews request, collaborates with Student and Faculty Supervisor and initiates electronic approval workflow. Approvals: Worksite Supervisor, Faculty Supervisor, SAS Dean, Internship Coordinator
  4. Worksite Supervisor reviews submission and Employer Affiliation Agreement and agrees to terms (electronic approval required). Student must connect with Worksite Supervisor to facilitate this step.
  5. Faculty Supervisor reviews electronic submission, vets learning objectives and academic criteria and approves or declines internship. Faculty communicates declined internship concerns directly to the student.
  6. SAS Dean reviews and approves the request
  7. International Students: OISS approval is required as the first and last step.

After the Internship for Credit is approved, the Registrar’s office and CCD load the course into Service Hub and you will be notified.

Note: Do NOT register until notified by CCD and the 4497/5597 course reflects the requested number of course credits in Planning.

Only for Summer term Internships for Credit. Because Internships for Credit are registered as courses through the Registrar’s office, Summer Session Internships for Credit require a per-credit fee.
Contact Student Accounts for pricing details.

During the semester of the internship, students must work a minimum of 40 hours per credit earned.
40 hours is equal to 1 credit

80 hours is equal to 2 credits

120 hours is equal to 3 credits

Please refer to the deadline information at the top of the page. Note:

  • Internships for Credit Approval Requests open in Handshake Experiences 8 weeks prior to the start of the target term.
  • Internships for Credit Approval Requests must be submitted on Handshake Experiences a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the term’s drop/add deadline.
  • The student should immediately update their Faculty Supervisor and the Center for Career Development.
  • If the Worksite Supervisor cannot provide an alternative or a remote project, the student will work with the Faculty Supervisor to pivot the experience to a project aimed at fulfilling the student’s objectives.

Additional information on Internships for Credit.
Additional information on using Handshake.

Please contact Cassie Robbins, Internship Coordinator, Center for Career Development, Cassie.Robbins@mville.edu.

 

Valiant Careers Start Here

Graduates have gone on to positions at the following companies:

 

ABC News
Achieve Beyond
American Museum of Natural History
Arc of Westchester
Bank of America
Bloomberg LP
Bright Horizons
Burke Neurological Institute
CareMount Medical
CBS Sports
Citrin Cooperman
Deloitte
Disney Worldwide Services

 

Dow Jones & Co
DropBox
Enterprise Holdings
Equinox
ESPN
EY LLP
IBM
Icahn School of Medicine
iHeartMedia
Indeed
inMark Media
JPMorgan Chase
Los Ninos Services

 

Marks Paneth
MasterCard Worldwide
Morgan Stanley
NBC Sports Network
New York Presbyterian Hospital
NFL
Penguin Random House
Teach for America
The Capitol Theatre
The Walt Disney Company
Verizon
Weill Cornell Medicine
WeWork

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    Careers@mville.edu

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    Virtual and in-person appointments are available. 

    Center for Career Development,

    Reid Castle, LL G2 Suite

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