Field Experience/Internship Program Guide

Welcome to The Perkins Funded Internship Program 

Career Education & Experiential Learning
Internship Program
 is a structured program designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply classroom studies to paid or unpaid work experience related to major or career goals.

Program Forms

Perkins Funded Internship Program
PARTICIPATING MAJORS AT HCC

  • Accounting
  • Aging & Health Studies
  • Community Health
  • Digital Design & Animation
  • Digital Music
  • Game Design
  • Teacher Education
  • Office Technology (Co-op)

*Business Management and Liberal Arts majors may register for COOP 101, 102 and/or 103 (must have elective credits available)
(see schedule of classes)

Co-op Courses
Available for fall and spring semesters!

Consider registering for 1 or all Co-op courses and gain:

JOB READINESS SKILLS (resume, interview, co-op/job search)
WORK EXPERIENCE in your Career Field
ACADEMIC CREDIT to complete your degree

COOP 101 INTRODUCTION TO CAREER PRACTICES      1 CREDIT/1 Hr.
This course is designed to prepare students in setting personal and career goals; development of effective resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, and job-search skills & strategies. Instruction will include legal and ethical considerations for Co-operative employment. This course will be graded pass/fail.

Tuesday 3:30PM- 4:30PM

COOP 102 PRACTICAL WORK EXPERIENCE I      1 CREDIT 10hrs./wk (140 total hrs. min.) This course is designed to provide students with entry-level work experience related to the field of study. Students will gain clarity of career goals and an understanding of workplace culture and workplace competencies. This course will be graded pass/fail.

PRE-REQUISITESPre/Co: COOP 101 & Acceptance by the Cooperative Education Committee.
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Matriculated students in participating majors who are in good academic standing and meet all eligibility requirements to enroll in internship or field experience course.

BENEFITS OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

  • Earn academic credit and gain relevant experience.
  • Enhance resume and career portfolio.
  • Improve understanding of academic material.
  • Potential long-range employment offers.
  • Competitive edge in job market.
  • Sharpen skills.
  • Network with experienced professionals.

Career Support Services

  • Prepare for an internship opportunity search, create a professional portfolio, and receive career support.
  • Interview Preparation: Mock interview assistance before conducting interviews with employers.
  • Career Resource Lab: Access multi-media career software and exploration materials.
  • Internship Seminars: Specialized presentations to orient students to cooperative education.
  • Caiman Professional Wardrobe Resource Room: Access to appropriate interview attire and professional clothing at no cost.
  • Post internship: employment search assistance: Invitations to annually scheduled Career/Job Fairs and individualized assistance with job search.

STEPS TO PARTICIPATING 

  1. Complete prerequisites for department internship course.
  2. Obtain Field Experience faculty member approval to register for internship course.
  3. Pre-register for internship course.
  4. Attend scheduled internship program orientation seminar/workshops.
  5. Schedule an appointment with Field Experience Counselor to apply to co-op positions.
  6. Contact Career Services after accepting an internship offer.

WHAT'S NEXT?

CONTACT US

Co-op Staff

Career Education & Internship Program Coordinator
Maritza Lewis
mlewis@hostos.cuny.edu 

Director of Career Services
Lisanette Rosario
(718) 518-4468
lrosario@hostos.cuny.edu


This program is made possible with funds from the
New York State Education Department Carl D.
Perkins V Vocational and Technical Education Program.