XE encourages all students to take advantage of the extraordinary range of professional resources around New York City as they advance their scholarship and post-MA plans. Internships—whether paid or unpaid—may serve as the basis for up to 6 course credits over the course of a student’s degree.
While we are happy to discuss opportunities with students, students are responsible for obtaining their own internship placement and should consult the internship guidelines prepared by the Wasserman Center.
To apply for an internship fill out the Internship Approval Form.
Examples of Past Internships
Ugly Duckling Press
Oxford University Press
Himalayan Media Welfare Society
American Museum of Natural History
Helping Our Music Evolve
Application and Instructions
To apply for internship credit, please complete and submit the Internship Approval Form, which includes a 500-word learning agreement detailing the description and duration of the internship and how it relates to your academic learning objectives.
The Internship Approval form must by signed first by the on-site internship supervisor and then by the student’s XE faculty advisor and the XE Director. The on-site supervisor must be a person with education and training in a relevant field of study to XE and must agree to provide XE with a written evaluation of the student’s effort to the XE faculty advisor or the XE Director at the end of the internship.
Internship duties cannot exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year. Full-time internships are only permitted during the summer (for a maximum of 4 credits).
A maximum of two internship courses may be taken for academic credit toward a GSAS degree.
A maximum of six credits in internship courses may be taken for academic credit toward a GSAS degree.
Credit equivalency of 1-4 credits for the work in the internship will be determined in consideration with the XE faculty advisor or the XE Director. Note that any credits received for internships are subject to same tuition rate as all other course credits.
Typically, 5-10 hours of internship work per week, plus the submission of a 4-8 page report at the end of your internship is valid for consideration of 1-2 credits; 10-20 hours of internship work per week plus an 8-15 page report is valid for consideration of 3-4 credits.
After you’ve submitted your completed Internship Approval Form, you will receive a course permission code to register for the XE Internship class, CEH-GA 3030, and will select the number of appropriate credits. Note that this class counts toward your credits to degree, tuition is charged according to each credit that you take, and your scholarship applies accordingly.
Grading will be Pass/Fail and determined on the basis of the student’s report, as well as the faculty supervisor’s review of the on-site supervisor’s written evaluation.