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What is an internship, and why do I need one?

Internships are structured, educational work experiences in a student’s career field of interest. The internship experience provides the student with an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in a hands-on, real world setting and allows the student to explore a specific career field that they are interested in pursuing.

All enrolled students at SUNY Cobleskill are encouraged to seek internship opportunities and participate in many internship experiences during their college career. The experience, professional contacts and references gained help to prepare students for entering the world of work after graduation.

Internships come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are credit bearing, some are not. Some are paid, others are not. Some internships are summer experiences while others may be during college breaks or the academic semester.

There is a capstone, credit bearing internship requirement of 15 weeks for most of the baccalaureate degree programs offered at Cobleskill.





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