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Internships & Career Opportunities


Undergraduates at SUNY Potsdam are encouraged to obtain extra experience in their chosen field by doing off-campus internships. Contact the Experiential Education Office at (315) 267-2702 or visit their website to learn more. Examples of previous internships in which English & Communication students have participated include:

  • 96-5 WCMF-FM / INFINITY Broadcasting, Brockport, NY
  • 99.3 WSNN, Potsdam, NY
  • Akwesasne Neighborhood Network, Hogansburg, NY
  • Buffalo Advertising Management, Buffalo, NY
  • Bust Magazine, New York, NY
  • Fort Drum Public Affairs Office, Fort Drum, NY
  • Intellstaff Atlanta, GA
  • intria-HP Toronto, ON
  • John Wiley & Sons New York, NY
  • Mix 96 Radio Canton, NY
  • MTV, VH1 Productions New York, NY
  • NBC Today Show New York, NY
  • Polar Beverages Albany, NY
  • Potsdam, NY
  • St. Lawrence Radio, INC./99 Hits, Potsdam, NY
  • The Rosie O?Donnell Show, New York, NY
  • United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, Lake Placid, NY
  • VH1 Series and Specials, New York, NY
  • WAIH 90.3 SUNY Potsdam Radio, Potsdam, NY
  • WAMC/North East Public Radio, Albany, NY
  • WGIX/WPAC Office, Ogdensburg, NY
  • Wireless Works Inc./Pac 93, Ogdensburg, NY
  • WOKR ? Channel 13, Rochester, NY
  • WPOM/WSNN, Potsdam, NY
  • Youth International, Potsdam, NY

Opportunities in the Field

Graduates in literature and writing have entered into the fields of law and print, teaching, publishing, politics, technical writing, management, advertising, college administration and electronic journalism. Graduates in communication have been employed in counseling, advertising and design, sports information, radio and television production, theater, politics and diplomacy.

Alumni Careers

Leilla Brooks ?99

Editorial Assistant

John Wiley & Sons

Derek Burnett ?96


Reader?s Digest

Julie Duggan ?97

Marketing Coordinator


Sharon Ellison ?96

Payment Processor

Bank of New York

Jason Emerson '99

Author and Lincoln scholar

Paul Foote ?96

Construction Specialist

Waste Management

Mollye Glennen ?96

College Professor


Dan Higgins '99


Albany Times Union

Bradley Hoffman ?93

Communication Specialist


Julie Hooper ?92

Manager Software Development

Transamerica Tax Service

Christine Jeffries ?94

Contract Specialist

U.S. Army

Michael Lively ?91

Supervisor of Exceptional Education Programs

Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

Keri Lucey ?98

Graduate Student

SUNY Binghamton

Danielle Lucia ?98

Wilderness Therapist

Wilderness School

Jennifer Ramie ?99

English Teacher

South Jefferson

Suzanne Root ?87

Physical Therapist

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital

Colleen Rowse ?99

Methodist Pastor