One of the distinguishing characteristics of Union's liberal arts education is our emphasis on applying ideas through practical experience. Our ideal location – near the state capital of Albany, in the heart of the Northeast's "Tech Valley," a three-hour drive to New York City and Boston – enables us to connect our students with valuable internships in all fields.

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Find a field that fits

Declare a major (or two). Get hands-on experience in an internship. Prepare for your career while developing the versatility to embrace change within your field— or another career path entirely.

Art & entertainment

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Black Entertainment Television
  • Boston Museum of Science
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • The Cloisters
  • Colbert Report, Comedy Central
  • The Daily Show
  • Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
  • Greater Philadelphia Film Office
  • MTV Networks
  • National Museum of Dance
  • New York State Museum
  • Proctors Theater
  • Saratoga Shakespeare Company
  • Warner Music Group
  • Yale Peabody Museum

Business & finance

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Ann Taylor
  • Harvard Business School
  • John Hancock Mutual Funds
  • Kern, Suslow Securities Inc.
  • Key Bank
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Networks
  • Reebok International
  • Russell & Associates, LLC
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Steve Madden
  • Travelers Insurance

Communications, marketing & journalism

  • A&E Television Network
  • Albany Times Union
  • Fox Broadcasting
  • HubSpot
  • Life & Style magazine
  • MediaMath
  • NBC
  • Sugar, Inc.
  • Viacom

Precision Valve and Automation engineering intern Cody Bellair
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation intern Raiesa Fraser


  • Breakthrough Collaborative
  • Brookline Teen Center Initiative
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Los Angeles School on Wheels
  • NYU


  • Environment One
  • General Electric
  • General Dynamics
  • Lenox Tools
  • MGE Engineering
  • NASA
  • Paurne and Kwalburn Consulting Engineers
  • PVA


  • Environment One
  • Cape Wildlife Center
  • FloDesign Wind Turbine Inc.
  • Marsh Botanical Gardens
  • Nature Conservancy
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Marynell Cella and Cara Slugask teach children healthy living habits
Ameresco Inc. engineering intern Ryan Asselin

Health care & medical

  • Albany Medical School
  • American Cancer Society
  • Community Care Physicians
  • St. Luke’s Hospital Child and Family Institute
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Howard Medical Center
  • Joan Nicole Prince Home
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Penn Medicine
  • University of Oklahoma Health Science
  • Stony Brook University Medical Hospital


  • American Center, Moscow
  • Armenian Film Festival
  • Beijing CCTV
  • Depccon, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hong Kong Goldman Sachs
  • IBM Research Laboratories (China, India, Switzerland)
  • Sierra Leone Health Care

Legal & public affairs

  • Albany for Obama Campaign
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs
  • Essex County District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Project
  • Israel Policy Forum
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
  • New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
  • New York State Department of Criminal Justice
  • N.H. State House, Governor’s Citizen Services Office
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
  • U.S. Senate, Office of John Kerry
  • U.S. Senate, Office of Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Suffolk County, N.Y., Family Court System

The Legal Project intern Shivangi Mehta
Union College's Silicon Valley term

Non-profits & service

  • Brookline Teen Center Initiative
  • Capital Region Workforce Development Center
  • The Clinton Foundation
  • Family and Children Service of the Capital Region
  • Good Sports Inc.
  • Roots and Wisdom
  • Voss Foundation


  • Condé Nast
  • Cosmopolitan magazine
  • Penguin Group
  • Harvard Business Publishing (HBP)
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Kaplan Publishing
  • Shore magazine

Research & science

  • Comprehensive Research Center
  • Harvard University Health and Psychophysiology Lab
  • NJIT Neurological Science
  • Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research
  • Semprus Bioscience
  • Yale Bioethics Institute