I am currently a co-op at an organization where I really want to have a career. I did a temporary internship with them, fell in love, and got the more permanent co-op position in a different state.
The deal with my co-op is I work for a semester, go back to school, and then repeat until I graduate. I just finished my first work semester, but before I returned to school my supervisor asked if I would be willing to work maybe 10 hours a week remotely. Trying to make a good impression I agreed.
This was very bad judgement. I have a 14 hour course-load, as well as paid research. I have gotten to the point where this is affecting my health, both mentally and physically. Both coursework and research is required by my scholarship, and I would like to keep the research since it is in the field I am interested in and I have a good relationship with the professor. In contrast, my remote work doesn't really feel like I have enough to do but sit in front of my computer and make work for myself.
I would like to know if there is a respectful way to broach the topic of cutting my hours entirely until I get back to full time work.