If you are offering an unpaid internship for academic credit, please be aware of the following:
- Please keep NYU's academic calendar in mind in regards to your hiring timeline. We do not offer retroactive credit; students adding internships after the drop/add period may be ineligible for academic credit. (This generally is within 3-4 weeks of the beginning of the semester. To view the NYU academic calendar, click here.)
- Academic credit is not without cost to the student. At NYU, each academic credit costs $1,334. Students who are doing unpaid internships for academic credit are actually paying for the experience. Please bear in mind that this may restrict the participation of students with limited financial means, and therefore limit your applicant pool.
- If you are unable to pay your intern, consider other ways you can compensate them including access to industry resources such as free rehearsal space, comp tickets to productions, passes to screenings, and other pro bono materials.