All ICNYC participants are required to be full-time students; that is, they must be enrolled at Ithaca College for a minimum of 12 credits. The tentative course offerings are available online, and are usually posted after students are notified of their acceptance into the program.
In addition to taking academic courses, students are expected to enroll in a credit-bearing internship as part of their ICNYC semester. To do so, students must have the sponsorship of an IC faculty member, usually someone in the student's department. Students are not expected to have the internship placement identified at the time of application, but must have secured a placement before departing for NYC. To be enrolled for credit, students must complete the H&S internship application and secure all necessary signatures prior to arriving in NYC.
The nuts and bolts:
- Most students enroll in one 6-credit internship course through their department.
- Students have the option of participating in two 3-credit internship placements. Students interested in this option will have to plan carefully to make sure that they can manage the commuting and working time in addition to the different internship site responsibilities. Students choosing this option must enroll in two separate internship courses; the faculty sponsor can be the same for each internship opportunity.
- In some instances it may be appropriate for a student to complete one 3-credit internship instead of 6 credits. Students should consult the H&S Dean's office if they are interested in this option.
- All students with internship placements are required to participate in the biweekly Internship Seminar, facilitated by Hersey Egginton, director of the ICNYC program.
- H&S students also have the option of enrolling in an independent study, fieldwork, or research opportunity in addition to an internship. To do so, students must complete the necessary application for this type of course -- application information is available online.
- In some instances, it may be appropriate for a student to complete an individualized study option instead of an internship. In this case, the individualized study project must have an NYC connection. Students interested in this option should consult the H&S Dean's office prior to completing their application.
For more information about the ICNYC program, check out the ICNYC Program video.