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Graduate Student Employment & Practicum/Internship Opportunities 

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Last update 02/26/2024

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Graduate Employment

The positions below are subject to the availability of State funding and may be discontinued at any time during the period of employment should funding become unavailable. A Tuition Scholarship is not a component of the positions. Instead, Graduate Tuition Scholarships are issued directly by Stony Brook University’s graduate programs and based on academic merit.

Important Notice for International Students:  Not all job postings on Handshake meet the criteria for “on-campus” employment from an immigration standpoint. It is crucial to consult your International Student Advisor before accepting any job offers to ensure compliance with F-1 or J-1 regulations and avoid any potential risks to your immigration status.

Open PAID Positions for Spring 2024

Filled PAID Positions FOR AY23/24

Open PAID Positions for Academic Year 2024/2025

Open PAID Positions for Winter 2025

Graduate Internships and Practicums
at Stony Brook University

Graduate practicums/field education are an integral part of the graduate education experience. Students who complete practicums/field education in the Division of Student Affairs will have the opportunity to gain knowledge, professional skills, and a broad understanding about the Higher Education profession. 

Students enrolled in the
Higher Education Administration (HEA) Program who do not have one year of professional work experience in higher education or are not currently employed in higher education, are required to complete a 150-hour (10 hours per week for 15 weeks) practicum (unpaid internship) with an approved supervisor working in the higher education field or student affairs department to gain practical experience.  In addition to their field hours, students will also complete a 14-week online course, HEA 586 - Practicum in Higher Education, to build a strong theory-to-practice connection, and to reflect on and discuss the practicum experience.  Students will earn 3 credits and can choose to do their internship in the Fall or Spring semester.  The 3 credits earned will count as one of the six required electives for the program. This practicum opportunity is for students who are in the Master of Arts program only. Students in the Advanced Graduate Certificate program are not eligible to earn credit for a practicum experience. Approval from the  Department of Higher Education Administration is required.

Graduate internships offer students the opportunity to explore potential career paths, build their resumes, and gain essential industry experience that can lead to a full-time job. Internships can be for academic credit/no credit, paid or unpaid, and occur during the Fall/Spring semester or during the winter/summer breaks. Internships for credit require approval from an academic department. Internships can be on-site, hybrid or remote.

Special note: Tuition remission, health insurance, and retirement benefits are not included as part of graduate internship/field education and practicum positions. 

Graduate Practicums/Internships
at other Higher Education Institutions

Higher Education Practicum Opportunities - Suffolk County Community College  (Spring 2024, Fall 2024, and  Spring 2025)

Suffolk County Community College is the largest community college in the SUNY system with a diverse enrollment of over 15,000 students, and three campuses accessible to residents across the County.  Individuals considered for practicum/internships must be enrolled in a Master of Arts Higher Education Administration (H.E.A.) Program. They also must be enrolled in HEA 586: Higher Education Administration  Practicum or enrolled in HEA 587: Advanced  Practicum in Higher Education Administration. Prior work experience in a higher education or professional setting is preferred, but not required. Approval from the  Department of Higher Education Administration is required.

Time Commitment: 10 hours per week for a minimum of 150 hours by the end of the semester, including a weekly meeting with your supervisor. 

Qualified applicants will have:
-   Strong interpersonal/communication and writing skills
-   An interest in working with students, faculty, and staff
-   A willingness to learn and utilize creativity
-   An ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
-   An ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
-   Familiarity with computer programs, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)