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Internships, Co-ops & Study Abroad

At Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the learning opportunities extend beyond the campus—and sometimes far beyond New Jersey. Whether working on helicopter aeronautics as an intern at NASA’s Ames Research Center or helping to bring clean water to a community in Thailand, Rutgers students have the chance to enhance their on-campus classes and research with out-in-the-world internships, co-ops, volunteer experiences, and programs abroad.

From Germany to Ghana, a Chance to Study Abroad

Listen to recent Rutgers graduate Ben Major discuss his experience with Rutgers Study Abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. With more than 60 programs in 30 countries, Rutgers Study Abroad can lead you down many paths around the globe. How about Australia, Kenya, the Netherlands, Morocco, or Bolivia?

From a weeklong experience during winter break to an entire year’s immersion in another culture, Rutgers Study Abroad has many options to help you become a global citizen.
Learn more.

Get Out There with Student Groups

Did you know student groups often can connect you with opportunities to volunteer, gain real-world experience, and even travel abroad? Students from Engineers Without Borders have traveled to Guatemala, Kenya, and Thailand. Find an organization.

Real-World Experience, Real-World Learning

You’ve already learned so much, and now you want to take that learning and use it out in the world. What’s next? That’s for you to choose. With assistance and support from faculty members, student organizations, and special programs, Rutgers students make their mark by applying their learning in Fortune 500 companies, government offices, and nonprofits. They also travel abroad to see the world and gain a more global perspective.

Internships and Co-ops

Whether you’re seeking a career at an art gallery, a medical center, a wind farm, or a software startup, it’s extremely competitive out there, and any relevant work experience will be an advantage. Internships and cooperative education placements are prime avenues to gaining real-world experience that will make you stand out. Make your first stop the Career Services Internship and Co-op overview. Also be sure to check with your college, school, or department to learn about additional fieldwork, practicum, internship, and cooperative education possibilities.

My alternative break experience “really changed me, from forcing me to forget my fear of flying, to eating gumbo, to literally standing on a single plank on a roof of a house.”

—Meghan Horgan, School of Arts and Sciences, Class of ’11

Human Rights House at Douglass Residential College

Each year, students at the Human Rights House—a special community of 20 students that’s part of the Douglass Residential College—travel to another country in conjunction with a topic of study, such as apartheid or women’s poverty. They have traveled to Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Thailand, and elsewhere.

One recent topic of study was children’s rights, with students traveling to Romania. “The trip was a life-changing experience that helped me realize I have the potential to bring about change in the world,” said student Chinaza Okonkwo. Learn more.