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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

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