SUNY Potsdam

About SUNY Potsdam

Founded in 1816, SUNY Potsdam, the oldest higher education institution in the State University of New York, has long been recognized as one of the leading public colleges in the United States. It has been ranked, consistently, in the top tier of public and private institutions in the Northern Regional Universities category of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report. The College is distinguished not only by its commitments to teacher education and the liberal arts, but also by its unique natural, cultural and recreational environment in close proximity to the beautiful Adirondack Park. Renowned for its internationally recognized Crane School of Music, the College is a center of excellence for music and the arts. Entering its third century, the institution continues to pride itself on academic excellence and serving an increasingly diverse student population-29 percent of students are from a diverse background, including students from 28 states and international students from 14 different countries. With three other higher education institutions within a 10-mile radius, SUNY Potsdam provides for cross registration among four unique colleges and enjoys the benefits of a culturally active college town. Potsdam, N.Y., is located within two hours of several popular vacation and touristic sites, including the renowned Lake Placid and the Thousand Islands on the magnificent St. Lawrence River, and within two hours of the Canadian cities of Montreal and Ottawa. With its rich diversity, this small Northern New York village has a lot to offer. SUNY Potsdam is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the campus community (including, but not limited to, vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic. To learn more about SUNY Potsdam, please visit our website at The University’s hiring policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations, and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to Title IX Coordinator & Affirmative Action Officer Stacey Basford at (315) 267- 2516 or Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; email


Reseach Intern

July 2020 - August 2020 Potsdam, NY
“I loved my ability to work outdoors in the field, this made the experience worth wild for me. I learn a lot about invasive plant species, and can still point out the variations along the roadside!”

Invasive Plant Species Intern

June 2020 - July 2020 Waddington, NY
“I loved that it was a local internship, so I could stay at home while I worked over the summer.”
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