The internship provides hands-on experience working with professionals in the field and facilitates entry into the job market. Internship arrangements with public, private, and nonprofit institutions offer a wide range of choices, providing real benefits to the student and to the collaborating organization.
The Center has developed internship opportunities with a variety of institutions, allowing students to follow their preferred areas of specialization locally, elsewhere in the United States, and abroad. Below is a select list of organizations, institutions, and businesses where CEP students have been placed. Read about their internship experiences on the Bard CEP Blog.
MS Degree Internships
During the first year at Bard CEP, students begin to explore internship opportunities and define the nature of their master’s thesis in consultation with their advisers and collaborating organizations. The internship is conducted during the summer and first semester of the second year and must be at least four months in duration. VIEW MORE >>
Bard CEP has developed internship opportunities with a variety of institutions, and is continuously expanding the list of participating internship sponsors. The broad range of available internships allows students to follow their preferred areas of specialization locally, elsewhere in the United States, or abroad. The internship gives students an applied focus to their degree and the opportunity to learn in a professional setting the job-specific skills they will use upon graduation. Internships also expand students’ professional networks, often leading directly or indirectly to employment. A letter of agreement between the student, collaborating institution, and Bard CEP formalizes the arrangement and specifies the responsibilities of all parties. A reporting system provides regular contact among the student, adviser, and internship supervisor, enabling all concerned to follow and evaluate the student's progress.
Students in the Master's International Program complete the internship through their Peace Corps service. Students in the joint degree program with Pace University School of Law must complete two internship/externship courses through the School of Law to satisfy the Bard CEP internship requirement. Students in the dual M.S./M.A.T. program satisfy the requirement through student teaching.