Rutgers University Internship Program 2019

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You can find out about Rutgers University current internship recruitment and apply at Rutgers University the same time. You can review the application process for the internship program and get detailed information about the department you want to apply for. Catch a chance to make a difference in your career by doing an internship at the Rutgers University!

Available Internship Positions: Summer Intern, Dietetic Intern, Press Intern, Psychology Intern, Criminal Justice Intern,

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Rutgers Internship & Co-op Program (RICP)

Sponsored by University Career Services and the School of Arts and Sciences

What is RICP?

RICP is an online pass/fail internship and co-op course for academic credit during the fall, spring, and summer sessions (winter session is not an option). The course consists of career-related assignments. Employers must complete midterm and final performance evaluations of the student. Course credits apply towards graduation as general elective credits.

There are two tracks for the program:

  1. Internship Track (3 credits):
    • Part-time during the fall or spring; part-time or full-time during the summer
    • Minimum total of 180 hours of work
    • Minimum 12 weeks during fall or spring; (8 weeks during the summer)
    • Paid or unpaid
    • Students balance internships with a regular full-time course load unless it is summer
  2. Co-op Track (6 credits):
    • Full-time for a 6-month period
    • Minimum total of 690 hours of work
    • Minimum 23 weeks (January-June; June-December)
    • Paid
    • Students typically balance co-ops with an additional 6-credit course load, completed at night or online. Seniors participating in spring co-ops are technically October graduates, but can walk in May graduation

Application Deadlines:

Applications must be complete by 3:00pm on the deadline date to be considered.

Internship Program (3 academic credits)

  • Fall 2017 (September-December): September 7
  • Spring 2018 (January-May): January 18
  • Summer 2018 (May-August): June 1

Co-op Program (6 academic credits)

  • Fall 2017 (June-December): July 1
  • Spring 2018 (January-June): January 18

Rutgers Internship & Co-op Program

Employer Information


An academic credit-bearing course for students participating in internships or co-op. It is an opportunity for employers to partner with Rutgers students who want to earn academic credit for their work experience. Students are enrolled in an online course with career-related and reflective assignments due throughout the semester.


Complete and submit an RICP Employer Application to Once submitted, a member of our Employer Relations Team will contact you within 3-5 business days.

Learn more about RICP:

  • Why partner with us?
  • What qualifies as an internship/co-op?
  • How do I recruit internships/co-ops for credit?
  • What are the deadlines for posting an internship/co-op for credit?
  • What is expected of an employer once a student is enrolled?
  • Where can I get more information?

Why partner with us?

  • Enable students to earn academic credit for their experience
  • Help students establish clear learning objectives and gain transferable skills while making an impact at their internship/co-op site
  • Benefit from more focused, motived and driven students since their experience is part of an academic course
  • Learn how to enhance your internship or co-op experience through resources provided by University Career Services
  • Increase branding opportunities on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus
  • Become an integral part of helping student make connections between their academics and career goals
  • Stand out amongst internship/co-op postings in CareerKnight with an RICP endorsement
  • Receive acknowledgement at Career & Internship Fairs and other on-campus recruiting events

What qualifies as an internship/co-op?

Refer to our guide to creating and maintaining an internship program: Employer Internship Handbook (PDF).

University Career Services recognizes the following as internships/co-ops:

  1. Carefully monitored and structured work experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he/she is learning throughout the experience.
  2. Positions that promote academic, career and/or personal development
  3. Positions that may be paid or unpaid (must comply with FLSA)
  4. Positions supervised by a full-time professional staff member
    (Adapted from materials published by the National Society for Experiential Education – NSEE)

University Career Services does not recognize the following as internships/co-ops:

  1. Volunteer positions with for-profit organizations.
  2. Research positions or positions involving payment for participation as a research subject.
  3. Positions that are commission only. Positions that have a salary plus commission are acceptable.
  4. Positions performed in private homes, including childcare, gardening, housekeeping, and respite care.
  5. Camp counselor positions.
  6. Positions obtained from temporary agencies or third-party recruiters.
  7. Multi-level marketing opportunities.
  8. Positions that require any investment by the student, for instance, having to purchase equipment or products in order to earn a wage or paying for necessary training.
  9. Ongoing part-time or full-time jobs that do not relate to the student’s career goals.

How do I recruit interns/co-op students for credit?

  • Post your internship or co-op for FREE through CareerKnight, our on-campus recruiting system. New employers can follow the steps to create a new employer account and contact record.
  • Complete an RICP Employer Application and email the completed form to

What are the recommended deadlines for posting an internship/co-op for credit?

Post opportunities up to ten weeks in advance to allow the interview and decision making process to occur before the academic registration deadlines are approaching.

Internship academic semesters with recommend posting and offer dates:

Spring: Jan to May (post by Oct 1 and extend offers by Jan 10)
Summer: May to Aug. (post by Mar 1 and extend offers by May 10)
Fall: Sept to Dec. (post by July 1 and extend offers by Aug 20)

Co-op academic semesters with recommended posting and offer dates:

Spring: Jan to June (post by Oct 1 and extend offers by Jan 10)
Fall: June to Dec (post by Mar 1 and extend offers by May 10)

We strongly recommend you encourage students to apply for our program several weeks in advance to allow for ample application processing time, approval, and registration prior to the first day of classes.

What is expected of an employer once a student is enrolled?

Students are required to have an assigned supervisor throughout the duration of their internship or co-op. Supervisors must agree to assist students in filling out required documents to pass the course, such as the learning agreement, supervisor evaluations and hourly log sheet. Supervisors are also expected to serve as a mentor to the student and provide necessary on the job training.

Where can I get more information?

The Rutgers Internship and Co-op Program is managed by Sue Pye and Amanda Choo. If you have any specific questions related to the program, please email
For more information on recruiting for full-time, internship, or co-op positions, contact the Employer Relations Team at or 848-445-7287.

How to Apply for Intern at Rutgers University;

Using the link below you can list all current intern positions and apply to the position that suits you.