Internships are available for all majors & can be a terrific way to:
- Help decide/affirm your choice of major/career
- Gain valuable, relevant work experience
- Develop a network among professionals that can assist you!
- Earn "Academic Credit", money or both!
The Career Development Center at Rutgers University-Newark offers the following employment search support services to students and alumni of Rutgers University: RaiderNet (on-campus interviewing; current R-N students ONLY); online internship and employment postings, internship services and employer information sessions; and annual Career Fair events.
Students and Alumni should always be vigilant, responsible, and professional when interviewing and accepting internship and/or employment offers.
If a student has an issue with any employer, he or she should contact Career Services immediately, and we will take appropriate action with the employer on behalf of the student.
The primary CDC contact for internships is Ms. Cheryl Egan
- Orientation Meetings
- Contract Info
Students interested in applying for internships are required to:
Orientation Meeting attendance is mandatory for all students interested in Internships:
Rutgers Business School
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Please see below the guidelines for credit-bearing Internships, by major, that require CDC approval:
- African American & African Studies
- Criminal Justice
- Division of Global Affairs
- Political Science
- Public Administration (Graduate)
- RBS (all Business Majors)
- Sociology & Anthropology
- Women's Studies
*Please Note: If you do not see your major listed above you should contact the respective academic department directly for information.
For credit-bearing Internships:
- Download the respective contract according to your major
- Attend an Internship Orientation Meeting
- Student & (employer) supervisor must complete the contract
- Student & (employer) supervisor must sign the contract
- All contracts should be dropped off in the CDC Main Office
*Please Note: Contract review may take up to 5 business days
Frequently asked Questions
- Q1: How do I obtain an internship?
- Q2: I would like to intern, but I don't have any relevant experience. May I still apply for an internship?
- Q3: May I receive credit for a job I am currently working at or an internship I completed in the past?
- Q4: May I receive credit for an internship at a family-owned business or work with a relative?
- Q5: Do I need to attend an orientation meeting?
- Q6: Does my major need to be declared before receiving credit for an internship?
- Q7: Should I intern before I graduate?
- Q8: I just graduated, can I still do an internship?
- A1: How do I obtain an internship?
- A2: I would like to intern, but I don't have any relevant experience. May I still apply for an internship?
- A3: May I receive credit for a job I am currently working at or an internship I completed in the past?
- A4: May I receive credit for an internship at a family-owned business or work with a relative?
- A5: Do I need to attend an orientation meeting?
- A6: Does my major need to be declared before receiving credit for an internship?
- A7: Should I intern before I graduate?
- A8: I just graduated, can I still do an internship?
It is important for you to use all of your resources (i.e., CDC, Internet, networking). Through the Career Development Center (CDC), all internship opportunities are posted through a web site called RaiderNet. In order to gain access to RaiderNet, all students must attend a Career Center Activation Meeting. In addition to gaining access to RaiderNet, you will also gain access to other internship/job search sites: MonsterTrak and NACELink. CDC also hosts several career fairs throughout the year which students are encouraged to attend to meet with employers face-to-face.
Yes, the internship is supposed to be a learning experience, so employers aren't expecting students to have worked in the field prior to the internship. However, employers want to see that a student has had some type of work experience (part-time or volunteer) where skills may be transferred (i.e. customer service, communication skills, and organizational skills).
No, students may not receive credit for a job they are currently working at or for an internship that was completed in the past. The main purpose of a credit-bearing internship is that it should be a new learning experience to enhance your education. Since it should be a new learning experience, you will be expected to write a paper or journal which will be evaluated the same semester in which you are interning. This hands-on work experience will complement your education simultaneously.
No, students may not receive credit for an internship they are completing at a family-owned business or with a relative who is supervising them. In these cases, the intern may receive preferential treatment and we require all interns to receive an impartial evaluation.
Yes, the orientation meetings are conducted for the students' benefit to discuss the internship process thoroughly (from obtaining an internship to receiving the best experience possible).
Yes, students must have declared their major in order to receive credits for an internship. The only internship courses that are available are those within particular academic majors since students will be supervised by a faculty member within a specific academic department.
Yes, it is highly recommended to intern with at least one organization while pursuing your (undergraduate or graduate) degree. About 70% of internships lead to full-time positions as they will give you an "edge" above those who have had no prior experience.
The internship is intended to be completed while enrolled in college since the internship is supposed to be a learning experience to complement your education. If you have graduated t it is recommended you search for full-time employment. Please make an appointment with a Career Counselor regarding job search assistance.