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Cooperative Education / Internship Program

    The Cooperative Education and Internship Program combines academic studies with practical, on-the-job experience enabling students from a variety of majors to apply theories and skills learned in the classroom to real work situations.  For employers, it provides numerous cost-saving and staffing benefits, as well the opportunity to support their communities and influence the educational process.   
     
    A cooperative education student works 300 hours in a paid position.  See majors offering co-op. 
    An intern is unpaid and works a total of 150 hours during the semester.  See majors offering internships.
     
    All placements are concurrent with academic semesters
     

    The Programs

     

    The Cooperative Education Program  

    An employer offers a co-op student a minimum 300 hours of work over one semester, a salary consistent with the company's practices and policies, and provides a supervisor to act as a liaison between the employer and the college faculty advisor. 
     
    The majors offering Cooperative Education: 
    Biotechnology Graphic Design
    Business Hospitality Management
    Chemical Technology Landscape and Horticultural Technology
    Computer Information Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology
    Communications Media Studies/Broadcasting
    Dance Media Studies/Journalism
    Digital Media Technology Photography Technology
    Early Childhood Development / Education Telecommunications Systems Technology
    Electronics Engineering Technology

     SAMPLE CO-OP WORK AGREEMENT FORM 
      

     The Internship Program:

    An employer offers a intern a minimum 150 unpaid hours of work over one semester, and provides a supervisor to act as a liaison between the employer and the college faculty advisor.
      
    The majors offering Internships:
    Communications Media Studies/Broadcasting
    Digital Media Technology   Media Studies/Journalism
    Graphic Design

    To hire a co-op or internship student:

    Employers work with the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education and student faculty advisors to ensure that co-op/internship opportunities are mutually beneficial.  To participate, complete our online job description form, send us an email with the job information (review basic guidelines here), or call us at 973-328-5245.
       
     

    Review the Employer Supervisor Guide  

    Career Services Office

    Cohen Hall 203
    career-services@ccm.edu
    973-328-5245
     
    Hours:

    Monday and Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

    Summer
    Hours:

    Monday and Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.