The Wasserman Center encourages students to pursue experiential learning opportunities throughout their time at NYU. We work diligently to ensure that students engage in productive, meaningful work, and require that employers abide by certain standards set by both the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the Department of Labor. However, It is also important that you consider the following before you accept a position with an employer:
An internship combines what you are learning in the classroom in a real world setting. Through this experience, you should gain practical knowledge and build professional connections while receiving feedback from your supervisor. NACE provides additional detail in their internship guidelines.
Before you accept an offer it is important to get a realistic idea of what the position has to offer. At the interview stage, make sure you ask questions such as:
The Wasserman Center believes that all students should receive compensation for their work. However, we acknowledge that some industries do not typically pay their interns, yet they still provide a meaningful learning experience.
If an employer states that you can intern for academic credit, you must consider the following and seek approval from your academic advisor:
The Wasserman Center makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on NYU CareerNet. However, if you receive a suspicious email or phone message from an employer, it is extremely important to exercise caution. Contact the Wasserman Center immediately if the answer is "yes" to any of the following questions:
If you are, then it is strongly encouraged that you speak to a member at the Office of Global Services regarding work authorization in the United States. They have daily walk-in hours and are very helpful!