Explore our internship experience--and test-drive your future career.
11-week career-immersion curriculum
More Ways to Innovate
The Innovation Center at Adelphi has designed programs for students to work on as an extra class activity or for credit during their academic year, including live cases, internships and labs.
The Innovation Center Internship Program is an 11-week career-immersion curriculum that allows you to dive into a profession while advancing your soft and hard skills. There are so many reasons to choose the internship program—networking with industry professionals, collaborating with global students or building your dream résumé.
Why Take the Innovation Center Internship Program With Adelphi?
Our Internship Program is designed for you to build problem-solving skills through a project-based approach. You will be assigned to a multidisciplinary team of four to eight students to complete a consulting project based on your desired goals.
By participating in a combination of leading guest speaker series, lectures, company meetings and team dynamic exercises, you will learn design-thinking frameworks and build your personal brand.
Projects will cover a wide range of subjects in strategy, marketing, social work, health and other areas according to your interests. The Innovation Center has a broad partnership base with domestic or international organizations encompassing Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and start-ups.
Goals for Your Experience
Learn by Doing
Learn how to break a problem into actionable pieces by participating in a live dynamic project with a real company.
Engage with other students from different backgrounds and learn how to collaborate remotely and add to each other’s expertise to create better solutions.
Digital Professional Experience
Enhance your career readiness by developing professional skills and learning how to work remotely.
Confirm your major choice by trying projects in different areas and identifying areas you would like to develop a career in.
Program Options & Costs
Personalize your internship experience. You can choose between two options:
Timing & Program Format
This Internship Program will run remotely throughout the semester, allowing students to connect and collaborate from anywhere in the world. It’s an 11-week schedule with three weeks of training plus eight-week projects each term.
|Fall 2021||September 7 – November 19|
Students should plan on an average weekly commitment of 10 to 15 hours. Each week students will engage in:
Participating in faculty lectures, meetings with the Innovation Center leadership, and webinars with industry leaders from across the globe. These sections will be scheduled on a weekly basis Monday through Friday anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. EST.
Completing project-related work, both individually and as a group plus weekly company meetings. These sections will have a flexible schedule according to the team and partner company availability.
Your Internship Pathway
Develop your public speaking style and building your professional persona. This includes working on your résumé and presenting an elevator pitch.
Engage in problem-solving and project management training. This includes design thinking, brainstorming and fostering leadership skills.
This time is focused on project-related activities. Along with your teammates and partner company, you’ll engage in market research, competitor analysis, internal analysis, and research & development.
During this midpoint, you and your team will focus on strategic thinking and professional communication. This includes formulating your strategy, key takeaways, and market conclusions.
The final few weeks of your journey will be devoted to project-related activities including final presentations. This includes strategy design, execution plan, implementation timeline, final suggestions and deliverables.
Past Completed Projects
Human Resources - IBM
Students focused on talent acquisition to assist IBM in understanding how to attract the best talents and prepare its workforce to deliver high-end services to clients.
COVID-19 Strategy and Planning - Northwell Health
Students designed a framework for the Northwell Health Virtual Internship Program that focused on nonclinical internships.
Supply Chain Management - Bayside Brewery
Students designed an online business strategy and identified new distribution channels to improve the chain management flow and operations during COVID-19.
Strategic Planning - Generational Mental Health
Students created a strategic plan for 2021 to help Generational Mental Health reposition itself and set short- and long-term goals that will provide value to their target population.
Analytical Market Analysis - Broadridge Financial Solutions
The students gathered primary and secondary data to build a product feature map that allows intelligence practitioners to evaluate the competitive landscape for their product or service.