Internships & Co-Ops
The RBS Internship and Co-Op program for credit is open to RBS undergraduate students on the New Brunswick campus. The internship and Co-Op course is for general academic credit during the Fall, Spring, and Summer Sessions. Students may receive both pay and academic credit, and the internship or Co-Op can be unpaid.
Important: Please Read
Before applying for an RBS Internship or Co-Op:
1) If a student has completed at least 60 credits toward his/her degree in RBS but, within those credits, has not completed even the introductory level course in his/her major, that student will not be approved to register for an RBS internship or Co-Op. There are no exceptions.
2) Students need to have the intro course of the related internship or Co-Op completed (and passed with a grade of at least a “C”) before they can be registered for the credits related to that internship or Co-Op. The following courses would need to be done in order to be eligible for the relevant internship or Co-Op credit:
- Accounting Internship or Co-Op:
Intro to Financial Accounting (33:010:272)
- BAIT Internship or Co-Op (any 1 of these 3 classes):
Statistical Methods in Business (33:136:385), Management Information Systems (33:136:370), Operations Management (33:136:386)
- Finance Internship or Co-Op:
Intro to Financial Management (33:390:300) or Financial Management for Finance Majors (33:390:310)
- Management Internship or Co-Op:
Intro to Management (33:620:301)
- Marketing Internship or Co-Op:
Intro to Marketing (33:630:301)
- Supply Chain Management Internship or Co-Op:
Intro to SCM (33:799:301)
3) To pursue an RBS Internship or Co-Op, full-time status is required. For graduating seniors in their last semester, part-time status is acceptable.
Application and other documents
- Student Learning Contract (Application)
- RBS Policy Sheet for Internships & Co-Ops
- Sample Student Work Activities
- Sample Employer Work Activities
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Internship?
An internship is an opportunity to gain real world experience, for those looking to explore or gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter into a particular career field. An internship is shorter in duration.
What is a Co-Op?
Co-Op or Cooperative Education is a structured method of integrating classroom learning with practical work experience related to your career goals. A Co-Op is longer in duration.
Why should I participate?
- Gain real work experience and explore career fields in a professional environment
- Develop industry-specific and professional skills that can be presented on a résumé
- Build professional networking contacts
Where can I find internships and Co-Ops?
What should I consider in pursuing an internship or Co-Op?
- Consider your goals and the types of career options that you would like to explore
- What specific organizations or companies would you like to target?
- Where would you like to be geographically?
- Is being paid a requirement?
- How much time can I commit?
What are the requirements?
- Completion of sophomore year (60 credits attained)
- GPA: 3.0
- At least 15-20 hours per week schedule
- Minimum 2 months and a maximum of 4 months (2-4 months)
- Three (3) general NON-RBS elective credits will be awarded. These credits may not be used to meet RBS major or Business core requirements unless you received prior approval from your major department
- Students can only register for an internship during the semester that he or she will be working. That is, a student who registers in the fall must work in the fall; register in the spring and work in the spring; and register in the summer and work in the summer
- Students who are gainfully employed either on a full or part time basis may not consider their employment for either an internship or Co-op program
Co-Op Education Guidelines
- Completion of sophomore year (60 credits attained)
- GPA: 3.0
- At least 30-35 hours per week schedule
- Minimum 4 months and a maximum of 6 months (4-6 months)
- Six (6) general NON-RBS elective credits will be awarded. These credits may not be used to meet RBS major or Business core requirements unless you received prior approval from your major department
- Students who are gainfully employed either on a full or part time basis may not consider their employment for either an internship or co-op program
How can I apply?
- Complete a Student Learning Contract (SLC) before the appropriate deadline (see the deadline due dates below).
- The student and employer must BOTH complete and sign their respective sections (see sample above under Student Learning Contract).
- Email the completed Student Learning Contract to Florence Herman at email@example.com OR if you are a Supply Chain Management student pursuing a SCM internship or Co-Op, please submit your paperwork to Professor Dan Klepacki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Once approved by the RBS Undergraduate Office, a special permission number will be granted for class registration. During the Summer, you will typically be registering for credit during Summer Session II. To learn more about the Summer Session registration dates and costs, please click here.
What are the deadlines to apply?
- SUMMER 2016: June 1st
- FALL 2016: September 8th
- SPRING 2017: January 19th
Do I have to earn credit for my internship or Co-op?
- No, earning academic credit is optional. However, some companies/organizations may require students to earn academic credit for participation in their internship or co-op.
How do I pay for the course?
- You pay for the course as you would with any other academic course. If you are a full-time student, the course is covered under full-time tuition, however, in the summer, you must pay for the course separately through Summer Session.
- For Summer 2016, the last day to register for class without a late registration fee is: June 1st . The last day to register for summer classes is June 24th but you will also have to pay a late fee of $125 after June 1st. Also, please note that there is a standard additional $100 fee for all online courses instated by the university.
What are the class assignments?
- Monthly and final reports (each a maximum of 2 pages in length) are required. Specific instructions will be provided on Black Board.
- For report submissions during SPRING 2016: The monthly reports are due March 1st and April 1st. The final report will be due on May 1st. ALL reports will be uploaded onto Black Board.
- For report submissions during SUMMER 2016: The monthly reports are due July 1st and July 21st. The final report will be due on August 15th. ALL reports will be uploaded onto Black Board.
I am an international student, am I eligible to apply for an internship or Co-Op?
International students should consult with the Center for Global Services to determine if their visa status qualifies them for pursuing an internship or Co-Op.
Their office is located on the College Avenue Campus at 180 College Avenue. You may contact them at 848-932-7015. Click here to visit their website for more information.
For Supply Chain Management (SCM) students:
Supply Chain Management students pursuing SCM academic credits for their internships and Co-ops, MUST submit their Student Learning Contract to Professor Dan Klepacki at email@example.com by the deadline date.