Welcome to the Rutgers Internship and Co-op Program, sponsored by Career Services and the School of Arts and Sciences.
Fall 2013 (June-December): May 17
Spring 2014 (January-June): January 21
Summer 2013 (May-August): May 17
Fall 2013 (September-December): September 3
Spring 2014 (January-May): January 21
Applications must be complete and in our office by 5:00pm on the deadline date to be considered.
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 reflections made every other week and career-related assignments. Course credits apply towards graduation as general elective credits, not towards major or minor credits . There are two tracks for the program:
Highlights of RICP:
|Internship Track||Co-op Track|
|Part-time during the fall or spring; full-time during the summer||Full-time for a 6-month period|
|Minimum total of 180 hours of work||Minimum total of 750 hours of work|
|Minimum 12 weeks during fall or spring; (10 weeks during the summer)||6-months; minimum 25 weeks (January-July; June-December)|
|Paid or unpaid||Paid|
|3 credits||6 credits|
|Students balance internships with a regular full-time course load unless it is summer||Students balance co-ops typically with an additional 6-credit course load, completed at night|
- Students enroll in an online course and complete reflective journals, career-related projects, and evaluations of their internship or co-op experience.
**In accordance with University policy regarding online courses, students that enroll in the RICP course will incur a $100 fee with their term bill
- Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and 30 academic credits to participate.
- Students may receive both pay and academic credit.
- Employers provide midterm and final performance evaluations of the students to ensure on-going progress and development.
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