Center for Experiential Learning

Internship Information for Students

Welcome to the Center for Experiential Learning Student Resource page!  Use the links on the left to learn everything internships!  Check the Information Session Schedule, register for academic credit, look for an internship or co-op, visit hundreds of internship websites, get assignment information, see where past SUNY Oswego interns have worked and read interviews with past interns

What is an Internship?

An academic internship is an upper division learning experience which builds upon what has been learned in the classroom setting.  The goal of an internship is to offer students an opportunity to apply their theoretical background and skills to an experiential situation.  Although the intern is expected to make a significant contribution to the workplace, college level learning must be the central focus of all internships.  Student interns will develop a Learning Agreement and complete it with their faculty sponsor.  The learning agreement will include the type of credit to be earned, information on the placement, the duties of the internship, the learning objectives of the student as well as the academic assignments to be completed.  Students work with both a college faculty sponsor and the supervisor at the internship.   Internships can be unpaid or paid experiences.

Would you like to be notified of our newest internship opportunities via e-mail?

Send an email to with the message "listserv signup" and we will add you to our Internship Listserv.