Having access to New York City, the financial capital of the world, is part of the Adelphi experience.

The internship office in the Willumstad School of Business provides resources and opportunities—helping more than 1,600 students secure internships.

From researching positions to creating résumés and submitting applications, all the way through day-to-day mentoring, you’ll find support and advice at every step from world-class professors and business experts.

Six Ways Internships Help You Succeed

  1. Explore career options and professional interests firsthand
  2. Test the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in real-world situations
  3. Add professional experience to your résumé
  4. Build a network of professionals and potential mentors
  5. Develop marketable skills and self-confidence
  6. Earn: Nearly all of the internships obtained by recent Willumstad students were paid

I know it’s hard to be a student and think about working on top of the schoolwork you already have, but go for it. Take advantage of resources and talk to your peers to figure out what opportunities they’ve had.

Christina Panouis '20 Marketing major

The Top Places Where Our Students Interned

We have close ties to the corporate community, and that helps you make new contacts and discover what it is like to take an active role in an organization—enhancing your opportunities for success.

Northwell Health Logo
Northwell Health is the largest private employer in New York State. They make no exceptions when hiring Adelphi students. Since 2014, students have interned with Northwell and have served in various departments, such as Finance, Human Resources and Procurement.
As one of the prestigious “Big 4” accounting firms, PwC ensures that they hire only the best and brightest accounting students. Year-after-year, the on-campus accounting recruitment event pays large dividends for our students. Since 2014, PwC has hired our students for paid internships. Nearly all students end up receiving a full-time job offer from PwC upon completion of their internship.
Logo for Merrill Lynch: A Bank of America Company
With Adelphi students hired every year since the inception of the Internship Program in 2014, Merrill Lynch has been one of our most loyal corporate partners. Merrill Lynch introduces students to the intricacies of wealth management and various broker-dealer activities.
Geico Logo
Many of our students have found success as Business Leadership Interns with Geico and full-time employees through the prestigious Management Development Program. Students hone in on their skills in the realm of business strategy by pitching ideas to senior Geico management at the conclusion of their internship.
Deloitte Logo
During 2019, Deloitte was the largest accounting firm in terms of global revenue. Since 2014, our students have interned at the most prestigious of the “Big 4” accounting firms. At Deloitte, our students are exposed to the fields of corporate tax, attestation and auditing services, as well as consulting.
  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Grant Thornton
  • Grassi & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Marks Paneth
  • PwC
  • Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions
  • Credit Suisse
  • Flynn Zito Capital Management
  • ING Bank
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Wells Fargo
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Incorporated Village of Garden City
  • Northwell Health
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • State Farm Insurance
  • 1-800flowers.com
  • Canon USA
  • FragranceNet.com
  • New York Islanders
  • IBM
  • Kforce
  • Enterprise
  • Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
  • Lufthansa Airlines
If you are an international student at Adelphi University, we encourage you to gain real-world work experience that will supplement your academic pursuits. There are two types of training opportunities available to qualified F-1 students: Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).  CPT is only available for F-1 students when it is part of an established curriculum and an integral part of your academic program.  OPT is available to students for pre-completion and post-completion eligibility for up to 12 months at each education level. It is essential that you work with Adelphi University’s Designated School Official (DSO) within the International Services office for details about the requirements and application process for practical training.
Their office can help you to understand the requirements and associated process of working in the United States through your F-1 status. This may relate to Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT), or an H-1B after you graduate.  Please keep in mind that internships that include college credit must align with Adelphi’s academic calendar, so it is important to plan ahead.
Resources that you may find helpful:

While we have provided websites for you to look at, Adelphi does not endorse and is not affiliated with any outside organization or website.

Nicholas Sterlacci standing on a busy New York City street.

Nicholas Sterlacci ’19 graduated with five internships under his belt—two of which were in New York City.

Getting Started with Your Internship

The first step to the internship search process is to work with the school’s career services specialist (Ericka Wishin) on resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile review.

You will then set up an appointment to discuss internship opportunities and search strategies with the school’s Director of Internships.

Our team ensures that you are supported throughout the duration of your internship.

92%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our baccalaureate graduates say that Adelphi University increased their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
238* * Robert B. Willumstad Annual Report for 2020
internship placements in partnership with the Willumstad School of Business
Robert B. Willumstad Annual Report for 2020

Become a Partner

The school of business career services team is seeking new partnerships to provide internships, mentoring, and job shadowing opportunities to our students. If you would like to connect with us, please fill out the form below.

Laura Black
Director of Internships
Phone Number
Post Hall 202G
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More Info
Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise, 106
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