Getting Started

Registering for an Internship

There are multiple steps students need to follow to ensure the best experiential learning opportunity:

1. Attend an Internship Orientation hosted by the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning
2. Meet your internship faculty through an Intern Advising Session.

For the BEST results:

Students MUST begin applying and interviewing for internships the semester before the course runs.  For example: If you plan to take an internship for academic credit in fall 2016, you need to begin applying and interviewing as early as March. 
Large companies will recruit interns for their programs a 3-6 months before the start date!
Students in the following majors are required to complete a pre-requisite -CED 201 Career Planning

  • Accounting
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Information Systems

Please note, CED 201 Career Planning is optional in:

  • Business Management, Business Administration & Small Business / Entrepreneurship
  • Liberal Arts

Students in the following majors must meet with their department for complete information on course requirements for Summer and Fall 2016:

  • Multimedia Programming & Multimedia Arts
  • Video Arts and Technology
  • Animation and Motion Graphics

Getting Registered

All students must attend one of your department's intern advising sessions.  Each semester we host multiple dates. 
 
At the session, students will complete informational forms; will meet with an internship faculty for your major and receive permission to get registered for the upcoming semester internship courses.

Beginning of the Semester:

  • Students must report to internship faculty according to the appointment schedule that each student is mailed two weeks prior to the start of the term
  • After internship site confirmation, internship faculty will monitor intern progress during the semester and administers a final grade
  • Students must maintain regular contact with faculty

Internship Work Schedules

  • All BMCC interns are expected to complete a minimum of 150 hours of work on site 
  • This is about 15 hours/week in the normal fall and spring semester.
    • Summer students may be required to work until the end of July or longer; the semester is typically 10 weeks.
  • Weekend and evening internships are rare, we advise you to plan ahead and secure your own internship if you require weekends 

Submit multiple applications and conduct many interviews to find the best internship site for your needs!