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.

Summer 2020 Application

(Due Friday, May 29th - No late applications will be accepted. No exceptions.)

Internship/Co-op Compensation

Students with an unpaid internship may apply for academic credit. These students must submit a copy of the US Fair Labor Standards Act with their supervisors signature acknowledging that they agree to the criteria surrounding unpaid internships.

The FLSA document can be found here: https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm.

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.

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: Friday, May 29th at 5:00pm

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/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. Sarah Kosakowski
Career Management Specialist
Office of Career Management
skosakowski@business.rutgers.edu
973-353-3587