Academic Internship Program
Guidelines for Employers: Please read the DOL Guidelines for UNPAID Internships Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Announcing the Many Paths, One Future Internship Grant sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development! Details can be found with the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. If you are interested in participating, please contact us in Career Planning.
What You Should Know
Caldwell University recognizes the valuable role that work experience can play in helping students understand and integrate theoretical and practical knowledge. Students interested in pursuing an internship for academic credit work with an internship faculty advisor and the Career Planning and Development Office. Students must receive approval for the proposed internship, develop learning objectives and goals in consultation with the internship faculty advisor, work under the supervision of the employer and complete related academic assignments.
All academic internships require departmental approval. To be eligible, students must have completed 30 credits and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5. Transfer students must complete at least one semester at Caldwell University to be eligible. Internships can be paid or non-paid. To earn credit for an internship, students must follow established policies and procedures, begin the process well before the semester for which they plan to register, and then register for the appropriate credit-bearing course by the appropriate semester deadlines.
Benefits of Internships
- Apply classroom knowledge to the work world.
- Gain experience related to your major and interests.
- Explore possible careers and learn about career paths.
- Add real-life skills and experience to your resumes.
- Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references after graduation.
For additional information on the academic internship program at Caldwell University, please contact us in Career Planning.
Academic Internship Program:
The Career Planning and Development Office oversees the academic internship program at Caldwell University. Students may pursue internships for academic credit under the guidance of a faculty advisor, following established policies and procedures.
We encourage employers, especially those in the for-profit sector, to offer paid internships for college students. The majority of our students work to finance their education, and many can only take on an internship if they receive compensation. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) provides guidelines and criteria for defining an internship experience, and the Department of Labor has set forth criteria regarding unpaid internships with private sector employers.
Job and Internship Postings
Employers offering jobs and internships related to Caldwell University majors/programs of study may post openings online, our online job board and career management system. All account requests and job postings are subject to review and approval. On-campus part-time jobs and paid, part-time jobs in the local community are also listed online (subject to review and approval). For more information about part-time student employment, click here.
The Career Planning and Development Office is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and abides by NACE ethical standards for professional conduct regarding employment and internship practices. All employers and third-party organizations recruiting Caldwell University students and alumni are expected to follow the NACE Principles for Professional Practice.