Students in these programs may earn college credit for working in a job directly related to their field of study. Coop Ed/Experiential Learning and Internships can be full- or part-time, temporary or regular, paid or non-paid positions at or near the entry level in any given field.
- Provides the opportunity to apply classroom learning to practical problems on the job.
- Allows students to work with professionals in the field they are preparing to enter.
- Students in these programs are generally more committed to their academic fields.
- Interns are often exposed to advanced technology and equipment in a learning environment that is not available on campus.
- Students learn the competitive nature of the job market and what is needed to prepare for the best career positions.
- Students get the competitive edge in the new-graduate job market.
Info for Students
Interested in an internship?
Currently have a job?
- Complete the Internship Application.
- Make an appointment with the Internship Coordinator.
- Enroll in the appropriate Cooperative Education course.
Current internship student?
- Download and complete the Internship Workbook.
Info for Employers
Hiring an intern
Benefits of being an intern host
- Receive workload relief
- Partnership and support with local college
- Return on your investment
- Possible job candidate—like a trial run
A Successful Internship