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Internship Program Guidelines

We welcome relevant professional opportunities for our students. Internships generally coincide with the academic semester. Review the NYU academic calendar for details.

To be listed, opportunities must meet our standards and will be activated at our discretion:

  • Employers should think of interns as individuals to mentor.
  • Students will not displace regular employees, but rather work under their close observation.
  • Interns must have a supervisor.
  • Students may not work on commission, may not be asked to promote products on campus, and may not replace a position normally performed by a paid staff member. 
  • Postings with a personal email address (i.e. gmail, yahoo) or without a valid company address, website, and phone number will not be approved.

How to Post an Internship Opportunity

Please contact Coordinator Madeline Hutchinson.

Additional NYU Recruitment Resources

Our database is accessed by our music business students. For interns with other backgrounds, you might consider contacting these NYU units:

Credit or Pay?

We strongly recommend that employers offer compensation to interns. If the internship is paid, students can choose whether or not they want to register for academic credit. In order to earn credit for an internship, our students must be at the sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate level and must register by the end of the drop/add period. Undergraduate students can choose to earn either 1, 2, or 3 credits per semester (not to exceed during their academic career) based on how many working hours are spent at the company. A 1 credit internship for undergraduates is 50 hours worked. Graduate students earn 1 credit per internship for 100 hours worked. These are minimum hours worked, i.e. students can decide to work as many hours as acceptable under federal employment law and earn only one credit.

Registration Process

When interning for credit, students handle the registration process with their academic advisor. Students register by submitting an Internship Agreement Form. This form has a section that the employer fills out. Since an original signature is needed from the employer, students should plan to meet with the supervisor in person and complete the form together. It is an opportunity for the student and employer to discuss goals and expectations for the internship.

How Students Are Evaluated

Students who earn credit for their internships are asked to conduct an in-depth analysis of the company. Among other research methods, we strongly encourage students to read the company website and annual report, decipher the ownership structure of the company, and conduct informational interviews with key people at the company. Please be as accommodating as possible to make their experience educational.

Finally, we ask that the company complete our intern evaluation form. Students can either email this to their supervisor or bring in a hard copy of the form.