Internships

Milano strongly encourages adding internship experiences to your classroom learning. Internship experience is especially important if you have limited experience or you are making a career change. Here are a few reasons to pursue an internship:

  • Learn more about your field and apply knowledge acquired in the classroom;
  • Gain valuable work experience and add to your skills and accomplishments;
  • Access tutelage from a practitioner in your field of study;
  • Get a foot in the door and add to your network and references;
  • Decide if you are on the right path professionally.

Registering Your Internship 

To register your zero-credit or 3-credit internship, you will need to submit an experience learning agreement (ELA). For additional information please reach out to experience@newschool.edu.

Deliverables

Make sure that your internship has documentable deliverables, so you emerge from the internship with the ability to speak about your professional development in terms of measurable accomplishments. Whether these key deliverables and concrete outcomes are directed by the internship organization or developed through collaboration, they will provide talking points for interviews with potential employers and build out content for your résumé. 

Examples of deliverables might include researching the viability of a new program, campaign, or initiative and presenting findings; performing, analyzing and presenting a study or survey; proposing solutions for a problem no one has had time to address.  

Well-designed projects develop core competencies applicable across a variety of professional opportunities. Always keep track of specific capacities and accomplishments that internship projects foster and add them to your résumé.

Finding Internships

Career Services can work with students to find an appropriate internship. Employers who’ve sponsored previous internships for Milano students, alumni, current students, and faculty often bring opportunities to students’ attention through the Milano Newsflash, Google groups managed by the programs, and LinkedIn.

Graduate Career Services
72 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
gradcareers@newschool.edu
Phone: 212.229.5400 x1518

Services offered include an online job board, job and internship search assistance, interview and portfolio workshops, networking opportunities, career fairs, internship support, resources, and more.

Recent Internship Placements

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Capital Roots Food System Assessment

Citi Foundation

City Harvest

Clinton Global Initiative

Echoing Green

Education Pioneers

Eileen Fisher (organizational development)

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellows

Levi Strauss (organizational development)

Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

MTA Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) Environmental Justice Project

NYC Board of Education

New York City Council

New York City Economic Development Corporation

New York League of Conservation Voters

NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Regional Plan Association

ThinkZero

US Department of Education

US Green Building Council | Urban Green Council

U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

 

Go to newschool.edu/career-services/internships for more information.