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. Please see the syllabus below for details.
INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLICATION- FALL 2015 (Due Tuesday, September 8, 2015- No late applications will be accepted. No exceptions.)
INTERNSHIP/CO-OP SYLLABUS- FALL 2015 (TBA)
INTERNSHIP/CO-OP SYLLABUS- SUMMER 2015 (Summer registration is closed.)
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.
Internship/Co-op Compensation- According to US FLSA requirements, unpaid internships are not approved. Minimum wage is required. Unpaid internships are NOT eligible for academic credit.
US Department of Labor-Fair Labor and Standards Act: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm
There is a mandatory in-class session for all students who have been approved and registered for the internship/co-op course. You must attend the mandatory class which will be announced closer to the start of Summer Session.
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.
Any student who takes the internship/co-op course may only take the course ONE TIME during your academic career. Once a student has completed either a co-op or internship for credit, that student will not be able to apply for another internship or co-op course.
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.
The final deadlines for the submission of applications are listed below. No late applications will be accepted. No exceptions.
Fall 2015 Deadline: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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: http://summer.newark.rutgers.edu/2015-registration-calendar/
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. Kendra Clarke
Career Management Specialist
RBS: UG-Nwk Office of Career Management