Internship Opportunities

For-credit internships offer opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in the classroom to "real" world work experiences. They can also help you network and land a great job when you graduate!

Each company has different policies regarding compensating interns, so it pays to explore the opportunities. Generally, you may register for up to two 3-credit internships.

Internship Eligibility

Juniors and seniors with a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher are eligible to apply. Second semester sophomores may plan their summer or fall internships by contacting the Internship Coordinator.

Finding an Internship

Many businesses in the Rochester area are looking for interns and we can help connect you with those who have worked or are working with our Internship Program. It also pays to call companies you're interested in, use the web to find opportunities, and ask faculty for direction.

Various internship opportunities, sample resumes, events/workshops and recruiting events are also posted on the Career Center's CareerZone website.

Steps in the Internship Program

  • Head to the Career Center for help with your resume and cover letter
  • Actively search for an internship
  • Meet with the Internship Coordinator for approval of your internship opportunity
  • Fill out the Internship Authorization [pdf] and the Internship Agreement [pdf] and return them to the Internship Coordinator
  • Register for ACCT 491, FINA 491, MGMT 491, or MKTG 491
  • Please pick appropriate credit load for course. Most internships are for 3 credits unless prior arrangements are made with the Internship Coordinator.
  • Complete the internship and all required academic components

Internship Components

You will complete 8 journal entries on Blackboard and produce a final report summarizing your internship experience.

Grading

You will be graded on a pass/fail basis. In order to receive 3 credits, you must complete a minimum of 135 hours at your internship location.

If you would like to do a second internship beyond the initial 3 credit hour limit, you must petition for it by submitting a detailed proposal describing the new position and its expected benefits to the Internship Coordinator. A second internship can only be taken upon the approval of the Internship Coordinator and the chair of the appropriate department.

Past Business Participants

  • The Bonadio Group
  • Camp Good Days and Special Times
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Excellus
  • Back Stage Media Group LLC
  • DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLC
  • Kasperski, Owen & Dinan, CPAs
  • Paychex, Inc.
  • Wegmans
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • United Way of America
  • Summers Financial Services
  • Paetec
  • Waddell & Reed
  • South Twin Executive Search
  • Insero & Co.
  • Daly, Sirianni & Co., CPAs
  • Partners & Napier
  • Harris Corp.
  • Donald J. Pisaro, CPA
  • Tom Walpole, CPA
  • Merrill Lynch
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)

For information on all participating companies, please contact lvalentino@sjfc.edu.

For More Information

There are two ways to contact the internship program:

  1. For more information about the internship program, call (585) 385-7344.
  2. Email lvalentino@sjfc.edu.

Internship Spotlight

Emma Neatour

Emma Neatour '15

Emma Neatour had a very unique internship experience as a Marketing Intern for Stacy K Floral, a small, up-and-coming flower shop located on scenic Park Avenue.

Although Emma worked for a floral shop instead of a marketing agency, she still learned and incorporated valuable skills such as communication with clientele, product/service promotion, and social media content creation and execution. However, she also had the opportunity to assist in the floral bouquet construction process, the delivery process, and the daily duties for a small business operation. She specifically worked to improve the shop's social media outreach using Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And her main focus was using these outlets as a way to highlight the floral work produced by the shop in a new and interesting way to attract more customers.

Emma said that she learned a lot about inventory, pricing, and how a store runs - all things she would have knowledge about from her classroom learning, but can only gain a real understanding of through real-world experience. She enjoyed the hands-on aspect of the job and the specific tasks she was involved with, and plans on interning until graduation in order to gain as much experience as possible before finding a position in the marking field.

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