Academic Credit for Internships and Co-ops

How to Apply and Course Assignments

Students who want to apply for academic credit must complete and submit the Internship/Co-op Application for Academic Credit. Once the course has been registered and paid for, students are responsible for completing the required assignments by the appropriate deadline.

Note: Applications must be completed and submitted before starting the internship or co-op. Credit can only be earned in the semester that the internship is taking place. No credit will be granted for past internships/co-ops.

Credit is NOT guaranteed and approval should be received prior to starting.


(Due Friday, January 19th - No late applications will be accepted. No exceptions.)
The course syllabus will be available by mid-January.


Internship/Co-op Compensation - According to US FLSA requirements, unpaid internships are allowed if the employer abides by the 6 criteria for unpaid interns under the U.S. Department of Labor - Fair Labor Standards Act.

US Department of Labor-Fair Labor and Standards Act:


A completed application contains the following:

  • Application- Forms C-1 and C-2
  • Internship/Co-op Offer Letter
  • Job Description


Major elective credit can only be earned one time in a student's academic career for a 3 credit internship or a 6 credit co-op. The focus of the internship must be in the student's major (i.e. Accounting Major/Accounting Internship) to be approved for major elective credit.


1 and 2 credit internships do not count towards major elective credit and cannot be combined to equal 3 credits towards major electives.

You may need to meet with your academic advisor via appointment, or via e-mail to discuss the probability of securing an internship and how it might affect your course selection/graduation.

If applying for credit, please make sure to allow at least 5-7 business days for processing.


Application Deadlines

The final deadlines for the submission of applications are listed below. No late applications will be accepted. No exceptions.

Summer Deadline: May 29th, 2017


Payment for Internship or Co-op Course

During the Fall and Spring semesters, an internship or a co-op course is part of your tuition bill if you are registered for 12 credits or more (including the internship or co-op.)

If you are a part time student (11 credits or less including the internship) you will have to pay per credit for the internship or co-op.

Summer Session payments for internships are by credit only. Co-ops are only registered during the Fall and Spring semesters and do not apply to Summer Session.

Dates for summer session payments can be found on the summer session website:

Note: You cannot receive credit for the course if you have not paid your term bill. If you are dropped from the course for non-payment, you will not be allowed to register for the course again for that semester. There are no exceptions.


Questions? Please contact

Ms. Sarah Kosakowski
Program Coordinator
RBS Undergraduate-Newark Office of Career Management