Career Development Center Internship (CDCI) Program
The CDC Internship (CDCI) Program is the largest credit-bearing internship program at Binghamton University. The CDCI Program partners with local, regional, national and international agencies to provide Binghamton University students with endless opportunities (ranging from Accounting to Zoology) in experiential education. Students are required to attend an information session the semester prior to interning. Dates will also be listed on the CDC calendar. CDC Internship Program offers:
Fall /Spring Internship: 4 credits
Students complete 120 hours in one semester (about 10 hours per week), plus their weekly one-hour seminar class. Journaling, assignments, career planning, networking, resumes, presentations and final research papers are examples of how students will earn their upper level academic credit in the seminar class. Site supervisors are responsible for completing a midterm and final evaluation and reviewing them with their interns. Seminar leaders have final say in final grades.
Full time Internship: 8 credits - 12 credits
Students are off campus and intern full-time at an approved organization. Students will participate in an online academic component in order to maintain their credit-worthy internship. The course instructor has final say in final grades.
Summer and Winter Internships: 2 or 4 credits
Summer and Winter Session students can intern just about anywhere in the world at an approved agency. Students will participate in an online academic component in order to maintain their credit-worthy internship. The course instructor has final say in final grades.
- Winter Information Sheet
- Site Description Form
- Winter 2014 CDCI Proposal for Credit and Site Description Form
Note to international students: If you are an international student in F-1 or J-1
status, be sure to check with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services to see if employment authorization is required for your internship. International
students who begin internships without first receiving this written authorization
from the ISSS will be in violation of federal immigration regulations. Protect your
valid visa status.
STEPS TO OBTAINING A CDCI INTERNSHIP
The CDCI program is open to undergraduate students who are in good academic standing. Students can apply in their freshman year but need to have sophomore status by the time they begin their internship.
Students are required to attend a CDCI information session each time they apply for the internship program. CDC staff will explain the application process and will provide the necessary documentation at the advising sessions.
After attending the information session look for CDCI internships in eRecruiting. The listings can be found after logging into eRecruiting by scrolling down to the One-Click Searches box. Click on the CDCI-Academic Credit Internship link. This will lead you to a list of participating organizations and their internship openings. More sophisticated internship searches will be explained at the required information session.
Read site descriptions carefully. Apply to those internships that most interest you using eRecruiting. This requires that you upload your resume and cover letter into eRecruiting. Once your documents are uploaded apply to CDCI internships. A resume and cover letter is required for each organization you apply. Make sure you apply by the deadline noted in the internship posting. If time permits, spend some time researching the organizations that offer internships that interest you.
After submitting your cover letter and resume via eRecruiting organizations you applied to are responsible to contact you directly to schedule an interview based on the organizations interests. If you are apply to more than one internship there is the possibility of interviewing with a number of employers. Please manage your time to accommodate multiple interviews.
Notify & Registration
Once you have obtained and decided on your internship you are required to go the CDC North Office (LNG-300) to complete paperwork and pre-register for your internship seminar class. Specifically you will need to complete a pre-registration form and select your seminar section.
What if I find my internship and want CDCI credit?
There are times when students obtain an internship on their own and then seek out the Career Development Center for help in obtaining credit. This is more common for the winter and summer sessions.
In this situation please have the organizations site supervisor complete a CDCI Site Description Form. Submit this form to the Career Development Center North Office (LNG-300). Additional paperwork will need to be completed after the internship site is approved. For example, you will need to complete the pre-registration form and select your seminar section in the Career Development Center north office, room LNG-300.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CDCI PROGRAM
Contact: Laura O'Neill, Academic Internship Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Mollie Shapiro, Graduate Assistant email@example.com
CDCI Walk in hours with Laura: Monday 1:30-3:00pm and Thursday 11-12:30pm in LNG 300
Mollie: Monday 3-4:30pm and Wednesday 1-2:30pm in LNG 300
Tuesday, November 5, 4:30 - 5:30 pm LNG307
Wednesday, November 6, 3:30 - 4:30 pm LNG 307
Thursday, November 7, 3:30 - 4:30 pm LNG 307
Friday, November 8, 1:15 - 2:15 pm LNG 307