Stonehill in New York City Internship Program
Stonehill College offers students the opportunity to spend a semester interning in New York City, one of the largest and most exciting metropolitan areas in the world.
Students participating in this program will be enrolled at Stonehill College, pay their regular tuition and fees, and still receive any applicable financial aid.
RECENT INTERNSHIP SITES INCLUDE:
- Carnegie Hall
- Kleinfield Bridal
- Dow Jones FIS
- Kenneth Cole
- NBC Universal
- the Hospital for Special Surgery
- REDMusic (division of SONY)
- Furthermore, Inc. (Equinox Fitness)
- YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities
- The Rachael Ray Show
- Argus Research
Before applying to the Stonehill in New York Internship Program, students should meet certain qualifications. These include:
- Your resume must be approved by a member of the Career Development team
- A 3.0 cumulative GPA and junior standing. Students who do not meet this criteria must obtain written approval (letter or email) from their faculty moderator prior to submitting an application.
- A level of maturity demonstrated by responsible behavior at Stonehill College
- Completion all application materials by the deadlines specified by the Career Development Center
- Approval of the Director of Career Development and the Dean of Students
- The intention to grow, both on an academic and professional level, in a new city
Students participating in the New York Program are required to work at least 4 days a week for 14 weeks and will receive a total of 15 credits.
Credits are distributed as follows:
- 9 Credits: Internship in the student's major department pending the approval of the department faculty moderator.
- 3 Credits: Paper/journal/portfolio*
- 3 Credits: Course taken at Fordham University. Students should consult with their academic adviser and/or department faculty moderator prior to registering for a course*
* Requirements may vary by department
Stonehill students are required to secure their own internships as part of the New York Internship program, but will have access to a number of resources through the Career Development Center including the Career Mentor Database, online internship search databases, postings in Handshake and the support of Career Advisors. Students will participate in an orientation specific to their program that will cover internship search strategies and techniques, the interview process, and Stonehill connections in the particular location. Accepted students will also be asked to complete a mock interview with a member of the Career Development team to help them prepare for internship interviews.
Hear what some of our New York Internship Program Alumni Have to Say.....
Aimee Chiavaroli '16
SPRING 2015 INTERN AT GLITTERATI, INC.
MAJOR: ENGLISH AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: EDITING AND PUBLISHING
How's NYC?: I LOVE New York. Every day I find myself taking pictures of buildings, street art, random things that are beautiful to me. There's so much opportunity. I feel like my friends and I are always catching the subway to areas of the city we've never been to and finding cool spots.
Internship Duties: So far, I've done copy editing for a photography book with some copy and a children's book. This week I'm reading a manuscript and writing a 'Back Ad' for a book -- my first big writing project. The Back Ad is the text on the back of the book people read to decide if they want to buy it. What I write for this book will be featured in press releases and on Amazon, so I'm pretty stoked. I'll also be doing social media, creating and sending invites to events, filing author contracts, and writing flap copy.
What skills your experience will give you: I'll come out having a solid understanding of how a publishing company works. That whole process fascinates me. I'll polish my writing and editing skills, and I'll gain technical skills through updating the website and social media. I'll be gaining a completely invaluable experience.
Alex Girard '16
SPRING 2015 INTERN AT WARNER MUSIC GROUP - ATLANTIC RECORDS
What do you love about New York? New York City is absolutely amazing. I live just two subway stops from my office on Broadway, and anything I could ever want is literally right outside my door.
Internship Duties: At Atlantic, I monitor artist media coverage in national, regional, and online news outlets; update and maintain the Atlantic Records press site; and assist at special events for artists. I am also participating in "Marketing Madness," where me and a team of interns will create a marketing campaign for one of our artists to be presented to the COO of Atlantic Records.
What skills the internship gives you: This internship has given me a greater understanding of the inner-workings of the music industry. There is so much that goes into putting out the music that we all listen to, and it is so amazing to be a part of that process. Specifically, this internship has taught me to work in a fast paced environment, while still being thorough in my work.
Dan Wintemberg '16
SPRING 2015 INTERN AT GERSTEIN FISHER
What do you love about New York? I love the fast pace atmosphere of New York and getting to become more independent.
Internship Duties: Market Research
Skills the internship gives me: I compile investments using a multi-factor approach limits risks and yields greater returns on investment.
Erin Kelly '13
SPRING 2012 INTERN AT WHAT NOT TO WEAR/BBC PRODUCTIONS
Interning in New York City was one of the highlights of my Stonehill career! The real world experience gave me the confidence I needed to excel in post-grad life, and I gained valuable skills which I will always carry with me. Also, being able to explore all parts of the city each weekend was amazing! There was not a dull day in the entire semester I was there!
Housing is currently provided through Educational Housing Services, Inc. Students participating in the New York program will live in the St. George residence, located in the heart of the Brooklyn Heights, a neighborhood recently deemed one of "America's Most Beautiful Neighborhoods" by Travel + Leisure Magazine. The St. George has live-in residence life and student services staff and offers many opportunities for sight-seeing and educational events. Just one subway stop away from lower Manhattan and a few minutes from Wall Street, The St. George Residence is one scenic hotspot.
Amenities include WiFi, local phones, gyms, and laundry facilities. Visit www.studenthousing.org for more information.
Exploring New York City
New York City is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. We encourage all interns to advantage of the opportunity to explore its many museums, cultural events and all that the city has to offer!