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Rutgers Internship & Co-op Program (RICP)

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 August graduates but can walk in May graduation

Application Deadlines:

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

Internship Program (3 academic credits)

  • Fall 2019 (September-December): September 6
  • Spring 2020 (January-May): January 24
  • Summer 2020 (May-August): June 1

Co-op Program (6 academic credits)

  • Spring 2020 (January-June): January 24
  • Fall 2020 (July-December): July 1