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Making Connections


The Off-Campus Education (OCE) program offers Hofstra students the opportunity to participate in internships for academic credit. Designed to combine learning in the classroom with practical experience, OCE has been a meaningful and enlightening educational experience for many Hofstra students since its inception in 1970. Through the Department of Political Science, the OCE program also offers students internships in The Washington Internship Program, The New York State Assembly Session Internship, and other related internships.

Students who wish to participate in OCE programs must submit a detailed proposal at the start of the semester. Written in consultation with the appropriate adviser, the proposal must make clear the student's objectives and qualifications for the internship. The proposal must also indicate that there is a sound educational relationship between the intended internship and the student's degree plan.
Examples of recent OCE internships include:

  • AMP Magazine
  • Warner Music Group
  • Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • Amnesty International USA
  • Central American Refugee Center
  • New Leaf Literary and Media Inc.
  • Human Rights First
  • Biobehavioral Institute
  • Queens Mental Health Court
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Douglas Elliman Real-Estate
  • Theatre Development Fund
  • World Youth Organization
  • The Advance Group
  • Disney College Program
  • US Representative Kathleen Rice
  • Newsday
  • City of Long Beach
  • Citizens Committee for New York City
  • Cantor Fitzgerald
  • NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky
  • Mane Records
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Nylon Magazine
  • The Supreme Court of the State of New York
  • Slate PR
  • Lyric Theatre
  • St. Martin's Press

With the permission of their major adviser, students may be eligible for internships at Disney College.

Writing requirements are subject to guidelines or those established by the appropriate adviser. Hofstra faculty member holds meetings and maintains contact with each student involved in the OCE program.

For more information about the Domestic Off-Campus Education program, contact the program director, Assistant Dean Rene Giminiani-Caputo, in 203 Roosevelt, at (516) 463-5823.