Regional Internship Program
The ESF Regional Internship Program, funded through the Betsy and Jesse Fink Career Development Program, is a summer internship program organized by the Office of Career Services. This program connects ESF students with local employers annually for several paid opportunities.
For the 2024 summer, we will be partnering with:
- Food Bank of CNY
- Onondaga County - Office of Environment
- Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA)
- RISE - Syracuse Refugee Agricultural Program
- USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)
- Westcott Community Center
Overview of Application Process
- Students will review internship position descriptions and apply to the position(s)
of interest. If you are interested in more than one internship opportunity, you must
complete separate applications. However, students will NOT be funded for an internship
at more than one site.
- Applications will include: Application, Cover Letter, and Resume/CV. Details can be found by clicking on the application link above.
- This is a competitive internship program and it is REQUIRED that Career Services reviews your application materials (resume and cover letter) before final submission. This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for review or via an appointment with a Peer Career Ambassador/Professional Staff member. Applications that are submitted without this occurring will not be moved forward in the selection process.
- Select students will complete an interview with the organization(s); some will be on-site while others are virtual.
- Select students will have their application reviewed by the Regional Internship Program Selection Committee for possible funding.
- The process is a mutual selection; students must be both selected by the organization and by the Committee.
Undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one full semester at ESF, are currently enrolled full-time, in good standing (academic and conduct) with the College, and be returning to campus for at least one semester following the experience.
Each organization has also provided specific qualifications; students must confirm they meet these before submitting an application.
Students who are mutually selected by the organization and the committee will be funded at $15/hour for 330 hours ($5,000 total stipend). The specifics of hours per week and the internship length (total weeks) can be found within each internship description (most have flexibility that will be finalized upon selection).
Program and Application Timeline
|Time and Location
|Fall 2023/Early Spring 2024
|Information Sessions hosted on the Regional Internship Program
|Friday, February 23, 2024
|Regional Internships Applications are due
|Early March 2024
|Select students will complete an interview with organization(s); some will be on-site while others will be virtual
|Regional Interns will be notified of their selection
|Friday, September 16, 2024
|Final reports due from Regional Interns (submitted as Microsoft Word docs via e-mail to email@example.com
Final Reports and Additional Commitments
Regional Interns must submit a digital copy (MS word document) of a final report to the Office of Career Services following their experience. A lengthy final report is unnecessary; generally 3-5 pages is sufficient. Pictures, videos, blogs, and other forms of media of produced during the experience will also requested.
Returning Interns will also be asked to serve as representatives at on-campus events and at future Information Sessions depending on their schedule and availability.