What You Need To Do While You’re In School

Emily Warren is a Spring 2015 Library Intern.  She will be posting about excellent resources to enhance the undergraduate experience.

So, you’re currently taking classes at SBU, while probably working a part-time job and crossing you’re fingers that the perfect full-time career will appear when the cap and gown come off. The truth is that getting your degree is only the beginning, the prerequisite, to a career. The Digest of Educational Statistics shows that as of 2012-2013 there have been nearly 2 million Bachelor’s degree graduates. That is a lot of competition. However, (exhale here), there is still hope! Being informed about ways to beef up your resume now will definitely help you compete in the job market when you graduate. Just by giving up some of your free time you could be building on your future.

Here is a list of internships for many different interests. Also, read the job descriptions of ALL the available internships to see if any seem more valuable (and fun) than others. Many of these internships are available on Long Island or NYC. Some even offer payment! Though, if they aren’t paid they most likely offer college credit. Another reason for applying to internships is the fact that many undergraduate students have trouble finding their niche within their major. So choosing an internship might help show you what professional opportunities are out there!


Internships By Major/Interest/Dream

Accounting / Business / Finance / Legal




Creative Arts / English / History

Metropolitan Museum of Art


Media Recording Studios

Writers & Poets

Library of Congress

New York Historical Society


Sports / Business / Technology / Journalism / Communication



MLS ( NY ) Other Locations


Madison Square Garden


Z-100 or Intern@elvisduran.com


New York Times


Brookhaven National Lab

Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation




*Don’t stop researching for opportunities! Also, ask your professors if they know any colleagues who would be willing to take you on as an intern. This might be an easier way to get experience while your in school than applying to a big company (it might also count toward class credit).










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