Internships are a great way to integrate classroom learning with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. The experience can help you figure out what you like, develop meaningful relationships with professionals and acquire real-world skills that can launch your career. In fact, some employers use their internship programs as recruitment tools for full-time hires. Students can even earn academic credit for their paid or unpaid internship experiences.
Internships at Binghamton University
Gaining relevant experience as a student is an integral part of post-graduation success. Career centers and academic departments across Binghamton University support students by offering a myriad of internship opportunities. The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development works with students from all majors and class years by helping with the internship search, reviewing application materials and preparing for interviews. Internships are available in any career field, including scientific research, finance, journalism, arts, education, health; and many others. You can find internships in the local Binghamton area, in large-cities, across the US and even abroad.
The Fleishman Center’s Academic Internship Program, the largest at the University, offers you the opportunity to earn credit while learning how to make the most of an internship experience. Over 1,000 students earn credit through this program annually while completing local, national or international internships!
Find Internship Opportunities
Students of any major seeking internships should start their search in hireBING, the University’s job and internship search platform. More than 5,000 internship opportunities in a variety of industries and locations are posted annually.
Other Ways to Find Internships
Of course, hireBING is not the only tool that can or should be using to identify internship opportunities! General and niche job search sites, academic departments, and networking are all important components of a comprehensive search. The Fleishman Center’s searchable digital resource library links to a myriad of relevant resources. You are strongly encouraged to visit the Fleishman Center to discuss your unique internship search goals with a staff member who can help you to develop a targeted strategy for your search.
Funding for Unpaid Internships
Binghamton recognizes that although internships are important experiences to have on your résumé, unpaid opportunities are not always financially feasible. To alleviate some of this burden, the Fleishman Center administers several internship funds, including the Student Affairs Internship Fund, which awards up to $5,000 in funding for unpaid summer internships.
Other funding opportunities
The University offers additional scholarships and grants to support high-impact learning experiences.