The domestic 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 Domestic program also offers students internships in The Washington Semester Program, The New York State Assembly Session Internship, and other related internships.
Students who wish to participate in OCE programs must submit detailed proposals in the semester prior to the start of an internship. 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.
The International Off-Campus Education program (OCE) offers Hofstra students opportunities to earn credits toward their academic degree by enrolling in an international internship program, which provides opportunities to participate in an internship abroad for a semester, summer session(s), or an entire academic year. Students who wish to participate in an international internship should contact Hofstra’s Director of International Off-Campus Education.
Candidates for international internships must submit a detailed proposal in the semester prior to the start of their proposed internship. Written in consultation with the appropriate faculty adviser, the proposal must make clear the student’s objectives and suitability for off-campus education. The proposal must also indicate that there is a sound educational relationship between the proposed internship (and related coursework, if applicable) and the student’s degree plan.