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Internship Policies

Internships are a wonderful complement to classroom learning, and can be a valuable part of a student's education, especially with all of the exciting opportunities offered in New York City. In Spring 2014, Stern launched a new 0.5-credit elective course, Business Practicum, designed to help students learn leadership and interpersonal skills that will allow them to effectively apply their classroom knowledge to the workplace.


Course Information:

Title: Business Practicum, MULT-UB 71
Credits: 0.5
Grading Basis: Pass/Fail only
Course Format: Online modules and final essay
Deadline to apply:  September 29th, 2014
 
Open to Stern undergraduate students only (B.S. and B.P.E. programs) who have completed at least one year in residence at NYU (or from an accepted transfer institution); sophomores, juniors and seniors.
 
Terms:
- Counts as a Stern elective
- Course will be offered fall, spring and summer terms
- Students may only take the course once per semester
- Must complete daily online lessons
 
After you secure your internship submit, in person, the following to the Advising Office
(Tisch Hall, 6th floor):
 
1. A letter addressed to Stern Undergraduate College.
Must have original signature, no copies accepted.

**Please let your employer know the following requirements for the letter:**
 
- Must be on the company’s official letterhead
- Clearly states intern duties
- Includes a brief outline of the educational component
- States the hours of work per week
- Notes the start and end date of the internship 

2. NYU legal contract signed by a company representative.Must have an original signature, no copies accepted.
 Students obtain this contract from Academic Advising Office, Tisch Hall, Suite 616
- No faxing, electronic submissions, etc. allowed 

3. Stern Business Practicum Agreement form 
Upon approval from Stern Advising, students will be registered by an adviser into the Business Practicum course for the given semester.
 
 These three application components -- the letter, the contract, and the agreement form -- must be submitted together to the front desk of advising. 
 
 
After Registration:
 
Students will receive additional information after enrollment via e-mail from admin@omnilearn.com.  Please check to ensure the e-mails do not go to your spam folders.
 
Students enrolled in the Stern Business Practicum will undergo an online assessment of their leadership and communications skills followed with daily online lessons and assignments in developing areas of need.  These lessons focus on areas such as:  managing work and time effectively, effective communication, and balanced leadership.
 
This online practicum is comprised of an initial assessment module, skill-based modules consisting of daily mini-lessons each followed by two (2) daily Guided Practice Activities (delivered by email), a progress test halfway through each module and a mastery assessment at the conclusion of each course module.  Students will need to complete two (2) skill-based modules to bring them to 40 daily lessons (plus the progress tests and mastery assessments).
 
Upon completion of the internship course the student must submit the following to the front desk of the Stern Advising Office:

 (a) certificate of successful completion of the online component of the internship course
 (b)  an essay describing their internship, the work that they performed and what they learned from the experience (please be sure to include full name and NYU ID number on the essay). 

International Students:  Bring proof of course registration and other required documents to the Office of Global Services (OGS) to obtain Curricular Practical Training which will take about 5-7 business days.  Students should note that if this internship course is not successfully completed in the required time period, this failure will be reported to OGS who may report it to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 
Please note: if a student registered for this course wishes to drop it at any point in the semester, a letter must be provided to Stern Advising from the company stating that the company has been notified that the student is dropping the course.  In addition, international students who drop the course will be reported to OGS.
 
Additional internship policies:
Stern will only sign the contracts related to and associated with the Business Practicum course; Stern will not sign other contracts and liability waivers provided by companies.
 
Scheduling conflicts with internships are not an acceptable excuse for failing to meet your academic obligations including, but not limited to, attending class, arriving to class on time, taking scheduled examinations, completing homework assignments, fulfilling group work obligations, and addressing registration issues.

 

Contact the Career Center

NYU's Wasserman Center for Career Development is a great resource you should pursue.