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Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in an internship. If a student is under 18 years of age, the NYUAD dean of students must authorize this exception.
Students participating in internships are required to:
- Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Carry a full-time course load
- Secure NYUAD academic mentor approval and, when applicable, NYUAD advisor approval
If a student intern leaves her/his position for a break of more than 30 consecutive days at any time, the internship will be terminated. Student interns must reapply for any available positions and, if hired/re-hired, they will be treated as new hires.
For off-campus internships, students must submit a copy of their offer letter/letter of appointment to the CDC at least three business days prior to commencing internship service.
Once the letter is received, the CDC will create a No Objection Letter for the student to present to the organization prior to commencing internship service. The organization is responsible for submitting documentation to the UAE Ministry of Labor.
A set internship service schedule, subject to approval by the supervisor, will be chosen based on the position's required hours and the student intern’s availability. The following regulations should be considered:
- Student interns must not work more than eight hours per day.
- During the academic year, first-year students may work up to 10 hours a week; second-year students may work up to 15 hours a week; and third- and fourth-year students may work up to 20 hours a week.
- A one-hour unpaid lunch break should be scheduled if the student is interning six or more consecutive hours in a day.
- Student interns must be granted one 15-minute rest period for each intern service period of three continuous hours or more (not to exceed two rest periods per day).
Students may resign from their position by submitting their resignation, in writing, no less than two weeks prior to the indicated date of termination.
It is required that departments give a two-week warning notice prior to involuntary termination. The written warning will give student interns an opportunity to be aware of and correct specific job deficiencies. A copy of the warning notice should also be sent to the CDC for student internship records. The student's failure to correct the deficiencies outlined in the warning notice will result in termination of internship service.
Students may be involuntarily dismissed from an internship position if:
- The student fails to perform in a satisfactory manner.
- The student commits a major offense such as theft, misconduct, etc. (note: the two-week notice period will be waived for students who are dismissed under this category).