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 the student, the Cooperative Education / Internship program is part of a student’s curriculum and offers academic course credit.¬† For employers, it provides¬†numerous cost-saving and staffing benefits, as well the opportunity to support their¬†communities and influence the educational process.

For a position to qualify as a co-op or internship:

  • The position must provide a learning experience that is directly related to the student’s major.
  • A supervisor must be identified to act as a mentor and liaison between the employer and the college faculty advisor.
  • A minimum number of hours of work is required over a semester (see academic semesters), and varies based on the number of credits assigned.
  • The employer must complete a Work Agreement Form (see co-op sample / see internship sample).
To hire a co-op or internship student:

The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education staff and student faculty co-op/intern advisors work with employers to ensure that co-op/internship opportunities are mutually beneficial.  Please post the job to our online system.  Your position will be forwarded to the job developer assigned to the appropriate major.


 

The majors offering Cooperative Education:
An employer offers a co-op student¬†a wage consistent with the company’s practices and policies.
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Chemical Technology
  • Communication
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance (through academic department)
  • Digital Media Technology
  • Early Childhood Education / Development
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality Management
  • Landscape and Horticultural Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Media Studies/Broadcasting
  • Media Studies/Journalism
  • Music (through academic department)
  • Photography Technology
  • Telecommunications Systems Technology

 


 

The majors offering unpaid internships:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Technology
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality Management
  • Media Studies/Broadcasting
  • Media Studies/Journalism