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Specialized Internships

Specialized elective internships are available to MLT students who have successfully completed at least two 200-level MLT courses with grades of "C" or better in each. They are available as either 2 or 3 credit options, each requiring a specific amount of time spent at the affiliated site and a number of written reports. Enrollment each semester is limited to the availability of an affiliated site. Topics offered during each semester (fall, spring, summer) will be posted during registration periods.

The following are topic areas in which internships have been previously completed:

  • Histology/Cytology
  • Research & Development
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Other Topics

Histology/Cytology

Students will be assigned to an affiliated hospital or clinical laboratory for an internship that will be approximately ¾ Histology and ¼ Cytology, depending upon the site assigned and the workflow at the site during the internship. The goals of this internship are as follows:

To provide the student with some practical and on-the-job experiences in histology and cytology clinical laboratories under the guidance of professionals in the various laboratory areas.To gain an understanding of the professional responsibilities of histotechnicians and cytotechnicians.To achieve a familiarity with the techniques and procedures utilized in the histology and cytology laboratories for testing of clinical specimens.

The Histology/Cytology elective is available at Long Beach Hospital, Sunrise Medical Laboratories, and Winthrop University Hospital.

Research & Development

Students will be assigned to an affiliated research and development laboratory for an
internship designed to meet the following goals:

To provide the student with some practical and on-the-job experiences in biotechnical research and development under the guidance of professionals in the biotechnology industry.To gain an understanding of the professional responsibilities and technical work involved in biotechnical research.To achieve a familiarity with the regulatory issues and developmental processes utilized in performing biotechnical research.

The type of research involved will vary with each affiliated laboratory and will include involvement in current research as it is being conducted at the laboratory. This elective is available at Westbury Diagnostics, Inc., and Industrial Polymer Research and Engineering Corp, both located in Conklin Hall on the Farmingdale State campus.

Molecular Pathology

Students will be assigned to an affiliated hospital or clinical laboratory for an internship designed to meet the following goals:

  1. To provide the student with some practical and on-the-job experiences in molecular pathology laboratories under the guidance of professionals in the laboratory specialty.
  2. To gain an understanding of the professional responsibilities of technicians who perform molecular testing.
  3. To achieve a familiarity with the techniques and procedures utilized in the molecular testing laboratories for testing of clinical specimens.

The molecular pathology elective is available at ICON Laboratories located in Farmingdale.

The following are some topic areas that are also available:

  • Animal Laboratory Testing
  • Physician's Office Laboratory (POL) Testing