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Potsdam Prepared: COVID-19 Updates

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.

The global pandemic has made on-site internships more complicated, but we're going to help you meet those challenges!

We can help with: 

  • Using our software tools to locate remote-work internships
  • Identifying and combining micro-internships to build a full credit-bearing experience
  • Ensuring that on-site internships have the right safety procedures in place
  • Making sure you know what internship sites expect of you regarding PPE, social distancing, etc.
  • Prepping for online interviews or applications for your dream internship
  • Locating opportunities for next year

Our graduates are #PotsdamProud that they've learned how to solve complex problems - both in and out of the classroom. This is no different! We'll help you demonstrate your tenacity during this pandemic, so make your appointment to get started on your internship experience today. And check out this link - this is what you need to know before your appointment.

Raising the Bar

During her time at SUNY Potsdam, Sara Behuniak ’14 landed an internship at the St. Lawrence County Public Defender’s Office—fully immersing herself in a law office for the first time her senior year, as she paved the way to an impressive career lawyer.

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Seeing the Future Through the Past

 Marla Jacobs ’20 drew strength from her Mohawk heritage to overcome daunting challenges and finish an archaeology degree with three minors. Hard at work on a new display for The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, she continues to help build our knowledge of Indigenous peoples and their role in the ancient Adirondack landscapes.

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Combating Disease Through Education

For Whitney Callaghan ’17 & ’21, out-of-the-classroom experiences proved to be immensely important, like her semester-long internship at Planned Parenthood in Saranac Lake. Her primary role involved educating youth about sexual assault prevention. She also completed a research project examining the risk factors for chlamydia in St. Lawrence and Franklin County, and interviewed people about prevention methods. An internship with the Franklin County Department of Public Health rounded out her real-world training.

Real-World Training

As part of his community health major, Othman Ladan'19 completed two internships during his last semester on campus. First, he worked at Canton-Potsdam Hospital to educate families about nutrition and fighting obesity, before heading down to New York City to oversee similar educational objectives with at-risk populations, through an internship with the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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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.

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