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Visiting Student Interns

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Summer intern

Are you looking for a unique NY internship experience this summer but don't know where to start?

It can be difficult for students whose universities are not part of the metro area to begin their summer internship searches in NY. Fordham's Career Services staff helps more than 81% of our students secure at least one internship before they graduate. We've cultivated relationships with NY employers for decades through our alumni and our employer relations staff.

Through the Summer in the City NY Internship Program, visiting students have the opportunity to:

  • work one-on-one with a Fordham Career Services Advisor to polish their cover letter and resume.
  • gain access to Fordham's database of select internship opportunities in NYC and beyond.
  • receive interview coaching to clinch an internship offer.
  • receive the college credit that unpaid internships require.

SOCI 4900 Internship Seminar

Applicants who are accepted into the Internship Program will be registered for SOCI 4900 L11 Internship Seminar, a 4 credit class that meets on Monday nights, 6 - 9:45 p.m., June 1 - August 5, 2021. This course offers the following benefits:

  • Insights into making the most of your summer internship experience.
  • Career guidance through assessment of your career goals.
  • An introduction to the sociology of formal organizations, including work role socialization; organization of social systems; bureaucracy and its public, formal, and social processes in organizations; managerial ideologies; and the relationship between character and career.  

For pre-approval of this course by your institution please email summerschool@fordham.edu for a copy of the syllabus.

Tuition: $3780

A non-refundable $300 deposit must be paid at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due May 15, 2021.

Disclaimer: This is not a placement service. Instead, it is a program designed to teach students: how to optimize their resumes; how to apply for and secure positions in competitive markets; how to network; and how to make the most of their time at their internships.

Who is eligible for the Summer in the City Program?

This program is designed for undergraduates. All registrants must have completed at least their first year of college, and they must be eligible to work in the United States. There is a suggested grade point average of 3.0.

Housing

Students must be registered for and attending the 4-credit Internship Seminar course to be eligible for housing.

Female student in Lincoln Center Dorm Room

Housing at Lincoln Center is in 2- and 3-bedroom apartments with kitchens and air-conditioning in the heart of Manhattan. A one-block walk in one direction brings you to Columbus Circle, the South West corner of Central Park, and the Time Warner Shopping Center. Two blocks in another direction brings you to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which offers free cultural events on the plaza all summer long.

Move-in:  Dates are forthcoming

Move-out: Friday, August 6, before Noon

Housing: $2,595 (2020 rate; 2021 rates will be finalized this spring)

Total Charges for 2021

  • Tuition: $3,780 (includes assistance from Career Services and 4-credit class)
  • Housing: $2,595* (double-occupancy room for ten weeks, meals separate)
  • Total: $6,375*
    *Rates finalized in the spring.

My summer internship was the best experience I could have asked for at this point in my life.

Samantha, University of Michigan. Internship: Jacoby and Myers

How to Apply

  1. Fill out the APPLICATION (this form is only for non-Fordham students). Please complete the Housing portion if you would like to live on campus at Lincoln Center.
  2. Attach a 1-page cover letter outlining your career goals.
  3. Attach your resume.
  4. Pay the $300 program deposit. This deposit will be applied to the tuition rate of $3,780. Housing is charged separately - estimated to be $2,595 for ten weeks. Housing rates are finalized in the Spring.

If you have any questions, please call us at 718-817-4665.

Acceptance

Once your application has been received, you will be contacted in 2-3 weeks to set up a telephone or face-to-face interview with a representative from the Office of Career Planning and Placement. Your career goals and resume will be discussed, and you will establish a follow-up schedule for revising your materials and applying for internships. Please understand that your acceptance and continued enrollment is contingent upon your working with Career Services to secure a placement in a timely fashion.

When you are accepted, you will be enrolled in the required four-credit Internship Seminar.

Important Dates

  • January 15: "Early Bird" application due.
  • February 15: Program application deadline.
  • May 15: Balance of tuition due.
  • May 30: Move-in!

Cancelation

Cancelations of housing must be made in writing to summerschool@fordham.edu by May 15. Students who cancel housing after this date will be subject to full housing charges. Withdrawals from the Internship Seminar can be made in writing to summerschool@fordham.edu. The deadline to withdraw with a full refund, minus the non-refundable $300 application deposit, is June 1. Thereafter, the refund schedule articulated on the Withdrawals and Refunds page will be followed.

Because of the speakers, class exercises, and Highlands Ability Battery Test, I was able to get a hold of how I best handle situations, my strengths and weaknesses, and how to analyze other people's talents.

Jennifer, Seton Hall University. Internship: Manhattan Magazine

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