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Internships - Frequently Asked Questions

Questions answered here (will need to scroll down):


  • When to complete internship

  • How to apply for an internship

  • Advice on finding and internship

I know I have an internship requirement as part of my major. When should I do it?

If you are a Junior, you should start to think about your required internship as you will want to complete the internship requirement for the major in your Junior or Senior year.

How do I apply for an internship?

Applying for internship eligibility is required at least one semester before you start looking for an internship placement. However, you should apply for eligibility as soon as possible. If you do not apply for internship eligibility, any internship you complete will not count for credits toward your degree, which is required for all DMJ majors.

Apply for internship eligibility by the second Friday in November in the Fall and the second Friday in March in Spring if you are planning to intern the following semester.

To apply for internship eligibility, you must complete the application and submit your progress report and one-page, single-sided resume. All of these steps can be found in

DMJ News | Want to Earn Internship Credits? Follow These Steps Now (


Remember, once you are eligible, you remain eligible for the rest of your college career (unless your GPA drops below 2.5) so as soon as you meet the requirements, it’s never too early to apply.

Here are the minimum requirements to be certified as eligible to earn internship credits:

  • 60 total credits

  • 30 credits at New Paltz

  • 18 credits in your major

  • 2.5 GPA

How do I find an internship?

We offer many resources for students to find internships. This blog post links to each of our sources to find internships. Students can look for an internship at our Prior Placement ListInstagramFacebookthe “Internship” tab on our blogHawkHire, or Mediabistro.

We also encourage students to seek out their own opportunities – the process of seeking out an internship is also an important way to gain contacts. For example, even if a company does not take interns at all, by reaching out you may gain information about post-graduation employment opportunities. 

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