I'm an intern at a very large company. I'm still in school and interns at my company are required to be maintain above a particular GPA.
In theory, I believe my HR manager is supposed to ask for my transcript after every semester to see I'm above the requirement, but they have not done so. I have no confirmation that this is something that they ought to be doing and just aren't for one reason or another or not.
If nothing else, though, when students are applying (through our school's program), they definitely do check their GPA and only employ students that meet the requirement. However, due to a connection I had, I did not apply normally through my school and was admitted without them ever asking my GPA or for a transcript.
I only recently found out about this requirement. I have not been meeting this requirement the entire time I've been there, which has been over a year (on and off) now. Now I'm left stewing in anxiety that eventually they will ask for my transcript and fire me. Considering I'm planned to stay in this program for at least another year while I finish school, I'm not sure how to proceed.
I feel guilty that I'm in a position I am explicitly not qualified for. However, this job means so much to me. It's an absolutely incredible "in" to the industry, especially considering that I am very mediocre in my studies, and pays significantly higher than any other position that my school will offer. In addition, due to its location, it's perhaps the only location that I can work while maintaining my current living arrangement, which is very important to me. I have never had any poor reviews during my time employed here, which makes me feel that I'm able to do this job despite the fact that I'm not meeting this one particular requirement. Obviously I'll try to raise my GPA, but this won't be relevant until spring. I want to tell the truth to my employer on the principle that it seems like the right thing to do, but it really does feel like I've got everything else telling me that "it'll be fine and not worth the heart and headache"
What are the potential ramifications of coming clean to my employer versus staying quiet?
Minor detail: My school is structured such that it requires that I am employed at an internship full-time for a total of half of the year each year I'm enrolled. This gives a bit of background why I'm so dire to retain this job.