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Internships & Service Learning

Internships give you an edge in the job market, and help you decide what kind of career you want to build.

Each year, more than 400 students complete internships for academic credit as part of their education at SUNY Potsdam. There are so many opportunities to choose from-whether you want to intern in New York City, internationally or right here on campus.

Go ahead! Make your appointment to get started on your internship experience today, but before you do, this is what you need to know before your appointment.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, we are offering all online or phone appointments. Please click the link below, and respond to the follow-up survey about how you want to work with us - a Zoom meeting, we call you, or you call us!

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Hands-On Community Activism

When the global pandemic took hold this spring, Waldy Perez ’20 & ’22 was in the middle of an internship with the American Red Cross. His work for the non-profit changed as social distancing became the new normal and instead of installing smoke detectors at residents’ homes and educating them about fire safety, he switched gears and started working at blood drives throughout St. Lawrence County.

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World Class Experiences

From working on the floor of the New York State Assembly to helping with hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, Julissa Santana ’20 graduated from SUNY Potsdam with unrivaled hands-on experiences.

When she was just 13 years old, Santana left her home in the Dominican Republic for a completely new beginning in New York City.

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Summer Internship

Stanley Martinez '19 spent his summer completing an eight-week-long internship at Double H Ranch, a camp that provides specialized programs for children dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

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Office Information

Lougheed Center for Applied Learning
Experiential Education Office
Lougheed Learning Commons 107

Email: eeo@potsdam.edu
Phone: (315) 267-2507
Fax: (315) 267-2811