Cooperative Summer Internship Program for M.R.P. and M.A. Students
AAP Connect facilitates summer internships with local, regional, national, and international organizations for first-year graduate students in the M.R.P. and M.A. programs. The AAP Connect internship coordinator identifies organizations who will participate in the program and works with each student on specific placement opportunities.
The college offers stipends to students between the first and second year of the M.R.P. and M.A. programs who secure part-time (10 weeks, 20 hours per week), professional internships. In cooperation, the college asks the participating organization to match the grant for the internship period.
The internship program provides students with an opportunity to begin research in their specific field of interest and gain valuable firsthand experience, while the maximum 20-hour work week provides students with adequate time to begin work on final exit projects.
AAP Connect's internship coordinator invites a wide variety of organizations to participate in the program each year, but students are also encouraged to seek out specific organizations of interest. Students may contact organizations themselves, or collaborate with the internship coordinator in contacting the internship hosts.
A list of prospective employers and required materials for application is available in February from AAP Connect. Applications are due by March 1, indicating internship preferences and learning goals for the summer. Selected students are notified by late April, and the internship coordinator must receive a letter of intent from the internship host in order to confirm the internship.
Below is a list of organizations that have hosted interns in previous years, and other groups that may be of interest.
- Affordable Housing Institute
- Beijing 798 Art District Cultural and Creative Industry Investment
- Bluebird BID
- Boston Redevelopment Authority
- City of Buffalo
- City of Ithaca
- City of Oakland
- City of St. Petersburg
- Cleveland Restoration Society
- Design Trust for Public Space
- Effective NY
- Enterprise Community Partners
- Ernst Valery Investments Corp
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Good Jobs First
- Historic Ithaca
- Human Scale Studio
- International Rescue Committee
- Israel Museum
- Ithaca Carshare
- Ithaca – Tompkins County Transportation Council
- Manhattan Borough President Office
- Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Green Neighborhoods Program
- NY Academy of Medicine
- NYC Department of City Planning
- NYC Parks Department Planning Division
- Partnership for Public Good
- Pilot Projects
- Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
- Project for Public Spaces
- Resource Systems Group
- The Campaign for Greater Buffalo
- Thriving Communities
- TCAT – Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit
- Tompkins County
- University Neighborhood Housing Program
- US Department of Agriculture
- UWF Historic Trust