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Academic Internship Program

Internships can provide BMCC students 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.

At BMCC, we have internships that are coordinated through your academic department in partnership with the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning. We created two resources to assist, the Academic Internship Program Guide and a one-sheet, the Course Overview to help students.  It includes course information, course names, faculty contacts and co- or pre-requisites.

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…

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Multimedia Programming*
  • Multimedia Design*
  • Animation & Motion Graphics*
  • Video Arts and Technology*

*Media Arts and Technology students have the option of taking an industry related career development course (MEA 201) OR an industry related internship course (MEA 371)

A formal academic internship is an elective (optional) for students in the following majors:

  • Business Administration
  • Small Business/Entrepreneurship
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Liberal Arts
  • Theatre (called Theatre Externship)

There are prerequisites for registering for an academic internship course, and each student intern is assigned to a class with an internship faculty member who is knowledgeable about the field. Faculty assist students to secure an internship placement but students are expected to participate fully in the process, which starts at least one semester before the term you will intern and register for the course.  Please reference the Academic Internship Program Guide for more details.

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 assignments and a term project assigned by faculty (this is a course)
  • Be evaluated by the internship site supervisor
  • Students receive two (2) academic credits for their participation in the internship course, standard tuition rates apply

 

Most interns work 15 hours a week, but there is no maximum number of house a student may work. Students, please note that some employers may require/need more hours, it is important that the schedule is decided and agree-upon before your start date.

Reference the Academic Internship Program Guide and the Academic Internship Program Course Overview for more details on this BMCC experiential learning opportunity.


The following is a list of faculty contacts for the Academic Internship Program courses:

ACCOUNTING:

  • Prof. Acte Maldonado
    amaldonado@bmcc.cuny.edu
    212-220-8053 Room F- 530K
  • Prof. La-Dana Jenkins
    ljenkins@bmcc.cuny.edu
    (212) 220-8058 Room F – 530L

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATIONS & LIBERAL ARTS:

  • Prof. La-Dana Jenkins
    ljenkins@bmcc.cuny.edu
    (212) 220-8058 Room F – 530L

BUSINESS:

  • Prof. Michelle Wang
    mwang@bmcc.cuny.edu
    (212) 346-8391 Room F- 730W
  • Prof. Laura Burrell
    lburrell@bmcc.cuny.edu
    (212) 776-6219 Room S-750G
  • Prof. Melissa Levine
    melevine@bmcc.cuny.edu

MEDIA ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY:

  • Prof. Glenda Blakely
    gblakely@bmcc.cuny.edu
  • Prof. Laura Burrell
    lburrell@bmcc.cuny.edu
    (212) 776-6219 Room S-750G

THEATRE

  • Prof. Katherine Kavanagh
    kkavanagh@bmcc.cuny.edu

Internships and Experiential Learning

199 Chambers Street, Rooms S750G-H
New York, NY 10007
experience@bmcc.cuny.edu

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.