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Internships give students the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge in a professional environment. Benefits of an internship include career development, research and networking. Through working with mentors in a professional setting student will learn techniques and skills important for their future careers. 

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Our students have held internship positions at the following companies:

  • Blythe-Dale Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, NY
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, New York City
  • Cablevision of NJ
  • CNBC
  • ESPN
  • Fox News TV
  • Helen Hayes Hospital, Haverstraw, NY
  • IRS-Criminal Investigations Division, New York City
  • The Journal News, Westchester, NY
  • Lifetime Television, New York, NY
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Mental Health Association of Rockland County, NY
  • MSNBC
  • MTV Networks, New York, NY
  • NBC (Including Law & Order)
  • WCBS NewsRadio 880, New York, NY
  • Z-100 FM, New York, NY

Internships for credit are offered in a variety of subject areas.

CJ 410: Criminal Justice Practicum
Supervised field experience in a variety of institutional settings (100 hours at placement over course of semester). Research paper under faculty supervision, discussion of topical issues related to criminal justice careers. Prerequisite: Application to Division Chair requires junior or senior standing, overall GPA of 2.50 or better, Criminal Justice GPA of 2.50 or better; completion of CJ 405 (may be taken simultaneously with permission). May not be offered during summer sessions.

POLS 410: Pre-Law or Government Service Practicum (3 or 6 credits)
Supervised field experience in a variety of law or government service settings. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

PSYC 410: Psychology Practicum
A senior level course involving supervised experience in mental health agencies, institutions, community residencies, research institutes, rehabilitation centers, special educational settings, and psychiatric centers. Research paper under supervision of Practicum Faculty. Prerequisites: Application to Division Chair will require overall GPA of 2.50 or better, Psychology GPA of 2.75 or better, minimum C+ in PSYC 310 and PSYC 409, recommendations from two full-time psychology Faculty. Register in Fall or Spring to insure adequate time for completion. May not be offered during winter or summer sessions.

Graphic Design (ART 403)
An opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a job-related situation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Fine Art (ART 411)
A semester long internship with an approved professional art institution provides students with the opportunity to experience a real work environment. Students work in a supervised setting, assisting with arts production, administration, outreach, education, exhibition preparation, and/or art handling. Students will keep a regular work schedule and record of activities with reports to their advisor. One hundred hours (for 3 credits) is required. (45 completed credit hours and advisor approval).

Communication Arts (CA 410-411)
The internship program at St. Thomas Aquinas College is intended to be a bridge between media studies in the classroom and work in the real world of corporate media institutions. An internship presents an exciting opportunity for STAC communication arts students to interact in a co-operative learning experience with experienced media professionals.  

The internship experience allows students to learn about broadcasting, professional office inter-relationships, and develop hands-on skills working with professional quality working standards and equipment.  Many students who successfully complete an internship are hired for full or part time jobs with their internship company.  

Our extensive list of STAC internships in the New York City and New Jersey area allows our students to be on the cutting edge of some of the most influential and prominent media outlets in the world. Prerequisites: CA 220, permission of the instructor and completion of 36 credit hours on the Communication Arts major.

Forensic Science (FS 410)
The internship must be completed during the summer of their junior year.  A minimum of two hundred forty (240) hours must be completed to graduate.  Prerequisites: Only students who have completed their junior year in the Forensic Science program are eligible to enroll in an internship. 

Alcohol/Substance Abuse (PSYC  411)
A six-credit course for senior level students completing the specialization in Alcohol/Substance Abuse coursework within the major in Psychology. Placement in a field location specializing in the treatment of alcohol/substance abuse disorders. Research papers (2) under supervision of Internship Faculty. Prerequisites: Application to Division Chair will require overall GPA of 2.50 or better, Psychology GPA of 2.75 or better, minimum C+ in PSYC 310 and PSYC 409, recommendations from two full-time psychology Faculty. Register in Fall semester to insure adequate time for completion. Will not be offered during winter or summer sessions.

Therapeutic Recreation (R/L 411)
The assignment of 500 hours, consecutively experienced at one agency with supervision by a Certified Recreation Therapist. Meets requirements for certification by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Prerequisites: R/L 101, 201, 301, 302, 402 and permission of instructor. Register no later than Fall of senior year. Not offered during summer sessions.

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