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. Certain programs may also require program
director approval for interning more than 15 hours per week. Students can work up to 40 hours per week during the summer semester.
The following criteria can be used in 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 zero- or 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 students have
worked the agreed-upon number of hours for the semester.
The maximum number of internship credits students may earn in an academic year and the number of internship credits students may accumulate over the course of their academic degree are determined by their academic program. Students must consult with their
success advisor for their program's individual policies.
A student cannot work more hours than the number specified on the Experience Learning Agreement. If there are questions about internship hours or there is a need for more interns (i.e., there is more than 15 hours per week of work), email [email protected] for assistance.
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
At Lang, students can obtain zero to six credits (based on the level of the particular intern) for an internship experience during the fall, spring, or summer term. Internships are classified as non-liberal arts elective credit and do not count toward
major requirements. Students who seek to have internship credits counted toward their major must receive written permission to do so from their department chairperson. Credit is awarded for internship hours completed between the start and end dates
of each semester for which a student is registered with the program.
|Internship Type||Credit Limitations|
|0||Minimum 60 hours on-site|
|1||Minimum 60 hours on-site|
|2||120 hours on-site|
|3||180 hours on-site|
|4||240 hours on-site|
|5||300 hours on-site|
|6||360 hours on-site|
The maximum number of internship credits a student can earn in an academic year is 8. The maximum number of internship credits a student can accumulate over the course of their academic degree is 24.
During the fall and spring semesters, for students participating in the Internship Seminar or Advanced Internship, the internship must last a minimum of 12 weeks. During the summer session, the internship must last a minimum of eight weeks. This time
requirement does not apply for the 0-2-credit internship option. Students may not intern for more than 35 hours per week. Any hours completed over 35 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 obtain 0-3 credits for an internship experience during the fall, spring, or summer session. At least 60 hours must be worked per credit. Internships are classified as non-liberal arts studio credit and count toward the music business requirement.
Credit is awarded for internship hours completed between the start and end dates of each semester for which a student is registered with the program; no retroactive credit for previous hours or experiences will be granted.
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.