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Internship Fact Sheet

  • Students are required to spend a minimum of 7 hours and a maximum of 15 hours per week at their placement. Many Interns choose to volunteer additional time, but companies many not require that they work more than 15 hours.
  • Students are responsible for making appropriate arrangements for school and religious holidays.
  • The Farmingdale mentor/advisor has the responsibility for providing student grades.
  • The company providing the Internship will contribute to the grading process by completing two written Intern Assessment Evaluations during the course of the semester.
  • Participating companies are requested to interview applicants prior to the beginning of the Internship and to abide by the College’s Affirmative Action Policy.
  • Companies are encouraged to provide adequate orientation and training for students.
  • Studies show that students completing Internships have proven to be very responsible workers. They perform best, and benefit from frequent and appropriate supervision ... especially during the beginning of the Internship experience. Interns also will benefit from frequent and constructive feedback about work habits and performance.
  • Students must be assigned meaningful work.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from their placement.

The Learning Contract: Company personnel should be available during the first week of the Internship to get students off to a good start and to sign students’ Learning Contracts. Students are not considered registered for the Internship course until contracts are signed and returned to the Internship Coordinator at the College.

Internship Coordinator: Ruth Sapir (631) 420-2477