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As a site host for a SUNY Oswego Intern or Co-op, you will mentor a student using your professional expertise and provide quality field experience for a student to learn your industry. Your evaluation of the student, approval of their academic learning agreement, and consistent supervision of their field hours all play vital roles in our Internship and Co-op program.

Questions? Contact Tina Cooper, Senior Internship & Student Employment Coordinator at [email protected] or (315) 312-3693


Note - ALL Site Forms must be submitted prior to a student beginning hours.

Summer 2024 Submissions ARE Now NOW CLOSED.

FaLl 2024 Submissions Will be Accepted until August 19.


Learn More!

Let us help you develop your program - Contact our Internship Coordinator today with inquiries!

Are you a new Site Supervisor to our program here at SUNY Oswego? Be sure to review the Site Guide!

SUNY Oswego Internship & Co-op Site Guide 

Conflict Resolution Info

SkillSurvey Evaluation Information  

Offer an Internship or Co-op

Connect with our Internship Coordinator, Tina Cooper, at [email protected] to discuss our program and how to get involved!

SUNY Oswego uses Handshake for sites and employers to post Internships, Co-ops, and jobs. Learn more about Handshake and view our resources.

Intern Wage Requirements and Fair Labor Standards Act

All internships marketed to SUNY Oswego students must meet relevant standards and labor laws.

For-profit businesses
Not-for-profit businesses
Fair Labor Standards Act

Site Responsibilities

Before the Internship/Co-op:

  1. Review and comply to all SUNY Oswego Internship/Co-op Standard and Facts and requirements
  2. Interview and select a student.
  3. Designate a Site Supervisor to explain company expectations and directly mentor the student to monitor progress.
  4. Provide EXCEL with an Internship/Co-op site verification submission through our form online. (The student will then receive a verified and approved copy from us within about 5 business days and complete registration requirements with our office)
  5. Review and approve the student's learning agreement (sent to you by email) and support the learning progression of the student.

During the Internship/Co-op:

  1. Provide orientation and any necessary training.
  2. Provide a safe work environment and introduce the student to your facilities.
  3. Adhere to the U.S. Department of Labor's Fair Standards Act as well as NYS Labor Standards.
  4. Provide adequate supervision and training for the student as well as assignments that are career-related.
  5. Provide the student with feedback regarding his/her performance throughout the experience.
  6. Contact EXCEL's Site Coordinator, Tina Cooper, in accordance to the Internships/Co-op Site Conflict Resolution Procedures, if there are any questions or problems concerning the student, for example, a change in status, schedule, or performance.
  7. Allow a representative of SUNY Oswego to visit the site to confer with the student and his/her supervisor.
  8. Track and verify the student's total work hours. Students are required to complete 40 hours per credit they are registered (For example 120 hours for a 3 credit Internship).
  9. Review and approve the student's timesheets (sent to you by email) on a monthly basis.

At the end of the Internship/Co-op: 

  1. Complete a final evaluation of the student's performance on a college-provided form emailed to you at the conclusion of the Internship/Co-op (The evaluation form will be used by the faculty sponsor in determining the student's final grade).
Student Responsibilities
  1. Prerequisites: Students must be junior or senior status with a 2.5 or higher GPA.
  2. Co-op students need to complete and pass GST 101: Professional Skills Preparatory course.  
  3. Students apply to prospective sites early in the semester prior to the anticipated experience.
  4. Students will submit a learning agreement to EXCEL to become registered.
  5. A departmental Faculty Sponsor will work with the student to develop a learning agreement.
  6. Students must complete all of the responsibilities, required hours, electronic timesheets, academic assignments, and learning objectives listed in their learning agreement in a timely and professional manner.
  7. It is expected that the student will consult with the Site Supervisor, Faculty Sponsor, and EXCEL regarding any questions or concerns related to the Internship/Co-op.
  8. Students will represent SUNY Oswego in a professional manner at your site.
College Responsibilities
  1. Certify the student's academic eligibility to participate in an experiential learning program.
  2. Verify the position qualifies for our program through site submission of the verification form.
  3. Designate a departmental Faculty Sponsor to advise the student.
  4. Confer with site personnel concerning Intern and Co-op performance issues.
  5. Evaluate program progress through virtual communication and site visits.
  6. Confer a final grade based on the final evaluation from the site.
  7. Maintain the confidentiality of any information designated by the site as confidential.
  8. Notify the site of any change in the student's eligibility, status, or field of study.
  9. Enforce any additional rules or practices that are mutually agreed upon between the college and site.
  10. Ensure students are aware of the Code of Student's Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct in SUNY Oswego's Student Handbook and should adhere to those guidelines.
On-Campus Internship Experiences - FAQ

Coming soon.

To join our On-Campus Internships ListServ for Supervisors, please contact [email protected].

Kristen Haynes, Assistant Director of Rice Creek Field Station, works with a SUNY Oswego students to plant saplings.

"We saw this as a wonderful learning opportunity for our students who were interested in conservation and sustainability." 

Fort Ontario intern James Bachman with site supervisor Paul Lear

Fort Ontario interns from several SUNY Oswego departments work on practical and interesting projects designed to benefit the site, patrons, and students in obtaining their career goals and objectives.