Polytechnic Institute of NYU's cooperative education program provides an opportunity for employers to connect with bright, diverse and hard-working NYU-Poly students. Students must be eligible to participate and employment opportunities must meet the requirements of the program.
Employers wishing to hire an NYU-Poly student through the Cooperative Education Program must understand and comply with the Guidelines, Policies and Procedures, which include but are not limited to the following items:
- Experiences must comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and all other applicable laws. As such, employers must pay at least minimum wage unless specific exceptions apply.
- Employers may not pay students on an IRS 1099 form.
- Work Experiences must be at least 8 weeks and 240 hours long, but cannot exceed 18 weeks.
- Students may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students may work full time during breaks.
- Students who are hired with F-1 or J-1 visa status may not work until they have received permission from NYU- Poly’s Office of International Students and Scholars. Students will receive permission to work for a defined period of time. International Students are ineligible to work without an updated I-20. Violation of this federal policy can result in serious consequences for the student and employer.
- Employers will be required to provide feedback on the student’s performance through a mid-term and final evaluation form that the student will provide his/her supervisor. The student will also complete a one-page midterm report and a final report. The supervisor must review all student reports to remove any propriety information before the student submits these to the Faculty Advisor.
Failure to adhere to the Guidelines, Policies and Procedures of the Co-Op Program at NYU-
Poly could result in termination of the internship.