Summer internships available to earn real-world experience and credits, too

Career Services Office’s flyer for summer internships. Photo credit: Alexa LaRosa

Suffolk’s Career Services Center has begun accepting applications for summer internships.

If you are looking for an opportunity to enhance your abilities in your field and earn credits by doing so at the same time, Suffolk County Community College is just the place to help you proceed with this goal.

Two internships will be offered this summer are the BUS 150 business internship and HUM 130/WST 130 humanities internship.

According to the Career Services Office, the courses “will be offered online and allow students to work in an area of their choosing while gaining credit towards their degree.”

Internships are an important factor in being a college student moving forward into the real world. So, what are the benefits of internships? The Career Services Office lists four major benefits:

1. The opportunity to test out different careers to see which ones suit you.
2. A process by which you can earn college credit and career experience at the same time.
3. A way to bridge the perceived gap between school and work;
4. A foundation for a professional career.

Internships are a major applicant that’s focused on while reviewing a resume. The more you are involved and active in your desired career, the better the outcomes will be.

So, how does one become part of an internship? Anthony Cognat, a 20-year-old who attended Suffolk in 2016, says it takes effort.

“When I got my internship for the police department it wasn’t something that just fell into my lap. I had to work for it and get myself noticed, I put myself out there and made it known that this is exactly where I wanted to be,” Cognat said.

Maria Savino, a 24-year-old from Riverhead who has been part of a medical investigation internship, said, “It benefited me to be able to experience it to make sure it’s what I wanted to do for my future—and it was—so it just confirmed this is what I am meant to do.”

Being part of an internship could really help you decide whether or not you are going down the right path. It brings you into the world of your desired career.

Start with focusing on your area of interest and do your research. The Career Services Office at SCCC could help lead you in the right direction when going through this process as well.

If you are interested in these summertime internships send an email to and provide your name, student ID# and area of interest.

For further information and details. visit the Career Service Office in Babylon Student Center, Room 205, or call 631-451-4049

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