In collaboration with Rhodes and Centre, Sewanee offers students the opportunity to study and intern in New York City. Students earn a total of 16 academic credits on this study away program. They complete an eight-credit internship, in the field of their choice, and they complete eight credits of coursework. 


Quick Facts

Where: New York City, NY

When: August 30, 2024 - December 13, 2024 

Cost: Students pay Sewanee comprehensive tuition and fees and will continue to receive Sewanee aid and scholarships during the Study & Intern in NYC program. 

Trip Leader: Please contact Marcus Murphy with any questions.

Prerequisites: None. The program is open to all Sewanee students during their junior year. Sophomores and seniors can petition to join. 

How to apply:

  1. Set up an account and apply to the program through Via
  2. Search for and apply to internships through Handshake
    You can apply on a rolling basis but they are first-come-first-serve and an internship should be secured by May 1st. 

Program Details


Students take two academic courses, each worth four credits, along with an eight-credit internship course. The two academic courses will take place in the evenings and on the weekends due to the full-time nature of the students' internships. Below is more information on the courses:

  • THTR 228: New York Theater Experience (G2) - Padraic Lillis | Artistic Director, The Farm Theater
    The class highlights the personal, cultural, and professional value of theater through attending eight live performances at a variety of venues: Broadway, New York's Public Theater, and others. The class will also offer weekly discussions highlighting the history/mission of each institution and discussing different professional disciplines within the field. Lectures will be supported by the reading of current articles written on key issues within the industry and post show discussions with the artists involved in various productions. The course is worth four credits.
  • HIST 326: New York and its Peoples, Past and Present (G7) - Professor Robert Snyder | Rutgers
    This course explores the past and present of New York City in light of its migrants (primarily African American and Puerto Rican U.S. citizens) and immigrants from Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Students will study how migrants and immigrants change New York City, how New York City changes them, and the enduring significance of ethnic diversity in the city's politics and culture. Course content will include scholarly writings, photographs, films, music, and a variety of field trips to neighborhoods and museums. The course is worth four credits.
  • GLBL 442: Internship - Andrea Del Balso
    All students will enroll in the GLBL 442 Internship course to correspond with their internship placement. The course is worth eight credits.

In addition to the coursework, students will participate in a full-time internship in the field of their choosing. Internships are offered in the following fields, with the potential for finding internships in other fields if students help with networking and research. Additionally, there will be a required internship workshop prior to the summer break. 

  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Graphic Design
  • Education
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Public Programming
  • Research
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Students must apply for internships through Handshake. Search "Sewanee NYC" or use the advanced filter - labeled by your school - and search "NYC Semester Internship" to easily find the current internships. Decisions will be released shortly thereafter. An internship should be secured by May 1st. Internships need to be a minimum of 360 hours, or 45 hours per credit hour, over the course of the semester and all timelines should be agreed upon by the student and internship provider. 


Participants will stay in double accommodations at EHS Brooklyn, St. George Towers. Once the largest hotel in New York, St. George Towers is made up of three towers, each featuring an enormous community center, communal kitchen, screening room, pool table, study room, flat screen TV, and membership to the Eastern Athletic Club fitness center. Located in a charming Brooklyn neighborhood, one stop to Manhattan and minutes to Wall Street, St. George Towers is in an unbeatable location.

  • August 30-31: Move-in
  • September 1: Orientation
  • September 2-6: Classes Begin
  • September 2-6: Internships Begin
  • September 4: Labor Day holiday -- no classes or internships
  • TBD: Fall Break -- no classes
  • November TBD: Thanksgiving Break -- no classes
  • December 9-13: Classes/Internships end
  • December TBD: Exams
  • December 20: Last day to move out