Parsons School of Design, Mannes School of Music, and the School of Drama
In order to maintain a balance between coursework and the internship experience, students cannot work more than 15 hours per week during the fall or spring semester without the approval of their success advisor. Students can work up to full-time during the summer semester. The following criteria can be used when determining whether it is appropriate to allow a student to intern more than 15 hours a week at an internship:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- No disciplinary action
- Good academic standing (not on academic probation)
- Program eligibility (e.g., must be in second semester of an AAS program or at least a sophomore or junior for certain programs)
- Number of credits being taken this semester
- Degree of difficulty of classes
- Job duties at internship
- Class schedule (internships cannot conflict with classes)
Students must work a minimum of 60 hours total to receive credit for a one-credit internship and a minimum of 120 hours to receive credit for a two-credit internship. Supervisors will be asked on the final evaluation to verify that the student has worked the agreed-upon number of hours for the semester.
A student cannot work more hours than the number specified on the experience learning agreement.
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, Milano, BPATS, and NSSR
Students may not intern for more than 40 hours per week. Hours exceeding that number in a single week will not be counted for program requirements, nor will those additional hours be eligible for use at a later date in the semester.
School of Jazz and Contemporary Music
Students can register from 0 to 3 credits for an internship experience during the fall, spring, or summer session. Students must work at least 60 hours per credit.
School of Media Studies
Students can earn up to 3 credits per internship. Students can earn a total of 6 internship credits toward their degree: 3 research internship credits and 3 production internship credits. Research internships are typically more administrative, and production internships deal more with content creation, including production assistantship, graphic design, and audio design. There is no limit to the number of zero-credit production and research internships a student can undertake. Students registered for 3 non-internship credits can undertake an internship for up to 40 hours per week, students registered for 6 non-internship credits can undertake an internship for up to 30 hours per week, and students registered for 9 non-internship credits can undertake an internship for up to 20 hours per week.