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Internship Guidelines and Prerequisites

Guidelines for Eligibility

A student must meet the internship program's prerequisites and adhere to the internship program's guidelines and regulations, outlined below.


  • Completion of 2 courses in the chosen internship field within the last two years.
  • Evidence of satisfactory academic progress. Prior to enrollment in the internship program, students are required to have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Approval of a faculty mentor and the Director of Student Career Services. Under no circumstances is a student eligible for an internship without these approvals.
  • International students must be degree candidates who have been in lawful status for at least one academic year.

Guidelines and Requirements for Student Interns

  • Put in 45 hours on site for every 1-credit earned. The average internship is 3-credits.
  • Fulfill the requirements of the specific departmental internship course.
  • Meet with the faculty mentor on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Once an internship is started, the student intern cannot leave the internship company after the college's official drop date without strict academic penalties.
  • Must follow the rules and regulations of the internship company.
  • Due to conflict of interest, students can't be supervised by a family member.
  • Absolutely no prior credit is provided for work done at a site prior to registration for the internship course.
  • The student intern must fill out these forms:

Students are allowed to take up to a total of 6 internship credits during their enrollment at Rockland Community College.