Academic Internships

Internships are hands-on educational opportunities designed to provide students with experience in and exposure to a typical professional or employment environment. Internships can provide you with an opportunity to explore different careers, gain practical experience, build a resume, and help you network with professionals in a wide range of businesses and organizations.

These internship opportunities are coordinated through an academic department in partnership with the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning.  At BMCC, there are a few departments that require formal internships to be completed prior to graduation such as Accounting, Business Management, and Media Arts and Technology. 

Students who successfully complete an academic internship obtain credit for their experience in collaboration with faculty guidance, set and agreed-upon learning goals, reflection and assessment of the overall experience.

A formal academic internship is required of students majoring in:

A formal academic internship is optional in:

  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Liberal Arts

There are prerequisites for registering for an academic internship course.  Each student intern is assigned to an internship faculty member who is knowledgeable about the student’s field. Faculty will help you secure internship placement and serves as the instructor and advisor during the internship experience.
Interns are expected to:

  • Work 15 hours a week for the length of the academic semester (summer students should expect to work until the end of July)
  • Complete a term project assigned by the professor
  • Be evaluated by the worksite supervisor

Students receive two (2) academic credits for their participation in the internship course. Most interns work 15 hours a week, but there is no maximum number of house a student may work.
Some employers may require more hours and students may accept this requirement if they wish to work at that particular site.

Internships and Experiential Learning

199 Chambers St, Room S750G
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 776-6219

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM