The SUNY Global Engagement Program in New York City is an internship program for students with interests in global issues. The program is seeking to build partnerships with non-profit international organizations interested in having high achieving, ambitious students undertake non-paid internships.
We realize how important having good interns is for many organizations. GEP helps match academically strong students with organizations that work in their area of interest. Student applicants are pre-screened to ensure strong candidates and they are closely supervised by faculty during their internships to ensure high quality work.
In order to qualify for the program, students have to demonstrate strong academic performance, an interest in global affairs and obtain positive recommendations from both work supervisors and academic advisers. We have admitted students from diverse backgrounds with academic training in business, accounting, museum studies, communications and media, political science and international relations for the Fall 2014 semester.
The Global Engagement Program takes place at SUNY Global in NYC starting September 2 to mid-December, 2014. Ş. İlgüÖzler, Associate Professorof Political Science is the academic coordinator as the faculty director from SUNY New Paltz. Students, will be earning 12 credits in this semester long program. They are expected to secure an internship for 20-25 hours per week, and will also be taking classes at the SUNY Global Center and write a research paper related to their work at their internship site under my supervision. The classes are Thursday and Friday mornings between 9am-noon during which time the students will not be available for internship duties. The faculty supervisor coordinates with internship supervisors to ensure the topics chosen for the independent research project should help enhance student’s performance at the internship site.
SUNY is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive state university system, with nearly half a million students enrolled across 64 campuses. The academic home for the program, SUNY New Paltz, a member of the EACCNY, is a nationally ranked university with a strong international relations program. Our faculty and staff have experience in creating and administering several SUNY wide and campus based initiatives related to global education.
SUNY New Paltz is the current home to the SUNY Model European Union program, which has been hosting transatlantic collegiate simulations of the EU for over 25 years.
For nearly twenty years, the Department of Political Science and International Relations has offered a six-credit United Nations semester course during which students visit the United Nations for weekly briefings from UN officials, country missions as well as non-governmental organizations that work with the United Nations.