Apply for the Rutgers Summer Service Internship Program!

The Rutgers Summer Service Internship (RSSI) Program is accepting student applications for Summer 2023! This University-wide program, initiated by Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway and brought to you by our career offices in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick, connects students on our three campuses with competitive public service internship experiences.

This program provides current sophomores and juniors (between 61 – 91 credits by the end of the spring 2023 semester) from Rutgers–Camden, Newark, or New Brunswick campuses an opportunity to earn $5,000 while serving the common good through public-service internships. Selected students will participate in virtual interviews, and a matching process with pre-approved employers before final selections are determined.

What are the benefits?

Participants will gain critical skills while supporting a non-profit organization or direct-service government office that benefits the community. Rutgers will provide students with a $5,000 stipend. The accompanying virtual summer internship course will ensure that all participants make the most of their experience in the program. Participants will not have to pay the tuition associated with the three credits.

What are the requirements?

Students must be current sophomores and juniors, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, be able to travel to an internship site within or around the New Jersey area, and be in good standing with the university. To earn the stipend, participants must participate in the concurrent asynchronous summer course (tuition expenses covered), complete 150 hours at an approved internship site within a designated 10-12-week period, and attend three in-person events (April, July, and September).

Students are invited to attend an optional virtual information session to learn more about the program and application process. Info sessions will be held on November 17 at 7:30 pm, November 21 at 11:30 am, and December 9 at 12:00 pm and are open to all students on Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick campuses. Please login to Handshake for registration information and the Zoom link.

The deadline to apply for this program is Wednesday, December 14. Students who participated in the RSSI Summer 2022 cohort are not eligible to re-apply. Please email rssi@echo.rutgers.edu with any questions.


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Mary [uConnect]