Rutgers-Camden provides students the opportunity to gain experience
and develop skills in fields related to their career interests through
internships, practicums, independent study courses, and special
programs. Various experiences can help students confirm or choose a
major, prepare for graduate/professional study, and find a job by
giving them firsthand experience in a particular field of interest.
provide students the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the
workplace, expand professional skills, test career choices, and earn
money and/or academic credit. Internships typically require a minimum
of 100 hours in the field to receive credits and a grade per semester or
summer. To participate, a student must be a matriculated student. The
Rutgers Career Center maintains an online database of hundreds of
internships, assists students in locating opportunities, and helps with
the application process.
Internship courses are offered by a
number of academic departments within the university. The College of
Arts and Sciences offers an internship course (50:090:399) that is
available to students of all majors. This course provides the
opportunity for students to take multiple internships during their
college career at Rutgers. For additional information, contact the
Rutgers Career Center at 856-225-6046.
Practicums/Field Experiences. Similar
to internships, practicums and field experiences provide students with
experiences directly related to their individual academic majors and
may fulfill specific degree requirements for a given major. Students
may earn up to 12 credits, depending on the individual academic
Under the guidance
of a faculty member, students study a topic not covered as a regular
course or one of special interest to the student. Independent studies
are designed to develop research skills and are advantageous to
students planning to pursue graduate or professional study.
Consult the individual academic departments/schools and the Career Center for experiential learning options.