The Cooperative Education / Internship program is a learning approach that combines academic studies with a work experience related to your major. Together with your faculty co-op/intern advisor and your employer you will establish learning objectives for the employment semester. You will be evaluated by your faculty co-op/intern advisor and your employer supervisor at the end of the semester as to how well you met these objectives and your grade(s) will be assigned accordingly. The credits earned will be applied to your transcript and the related work experience will make you more attractive to employers after graduation.
- Cooperative education and internships are credit-bearing courses offered in a number of career majors.
- A co-op/internship is required in some majors, optional in others, and is offered for one, two, three, or four credits, depending on your major.
- A cooperative education experience is a paid position; an internship experience is unpaid, and available only in select majors.
- Check with your academic advisor or with the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education to learn how the co-op/intern program can work for you.
- Be a full-time or part-time student at County College of Morris matriculated in a major offering co-op or internship credit.
- Have a minimum 2.0 GPA (higher GPA requirement may be set by academic department).
- Have finished the majority of the coursework in your major and nearing completion of your CCM degree.
- Your work experience must be concurrent with the semester in which you are registered for the co-op or internship credits. Your job offer/placement must occur prior to the start of the semester in which you plan to participate.
1. Application Form: Download the forms based on your major below (or stop by the Student Community Center, room 125, to pick up the forms).
2. Job Description form (choose one):
-Choose the Position Activities form if you do not yet have a job or if you have just secured a new job.
-Choose the Additional Duties form if you want to use a job you currently hold. If an Additional Duties form is not available for your major, use the Position Activities form.
3. Secure your Faculty Co-op/Intern Advisor approval signature on the application form. If you have a job you plan to use for your co-op/internship, you can also secure faculty approval of the job on one of the Job Description forms at this time.
4. Return your forms with a resume* to the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, Student Community Center, room 125.
*If you already have a job, a resume may not be necessary. Certain majors require a resume in any case – check with your Faculty Co-op/Intern Advisor.
- Biotechnology / Biology (Paid Co-op | Unpaid Internship)
Biotechnology/Biology Application | Biotechnology/Biology Position Activities form or Biotechnology/Biology Additional Duties form
- Broadcasting, Media Studies (Paid Co-op | Unpaid Internship)
Broadcasting, Media Studies Application | Broadcasting, Media Studies Position Activities form or Broadcasting, Media Studies Additional Duties form
- Business (Paid Co-op)
Business Application | Business Position Activities form or Business Additional Duties form
- Chemical Technology / Chemistry (Paid Co-op | Unpaid Internship)
Chemical Technology / Chemistry Application | Chemical Technology / Chemistry Position Activities form or Chemical Technology / Chemistry Additional Duties form
- Communication (Paid Co-op | Unpaid Internship)
Communication Application | Communication Position Activities form or Communication Additional Duties form
- Computer Information Systems (Paid Co-op)
Computer Information Systems Application | Computer Information Systems Position Activities form
- Criminal Justice (Public Safety) (Paid Co-op | Unpaid Internship)
Criminal Justice (Public Safety) Application | Criminal Justice (Public Safety) Position Activities form or Criminal Justice (Public Safety) Additional Duties form
- Culinary Arts & Sciences (Paid Co-op | Unpaid Internship)
Culinary Arts & Sciences Application | Culinary Arts & Sciences Position Activities form or Culinary Arts & Sciences Additional Duties form
Please visit the Dance Department for more information.
- Digital Media Technology (Paid Co-op | Unpaid Internship)
Digital Media Technology Application | Digital Media Technology Position Activities form
- Early Childhood Development/Education (Paid Co-op)
Early Childhood Development/Education Application | Early Childhood Development/Education Position Activities form or Early Childhood Development/Education Additional Duties form
- Electronics Engineering Technology (Paid Co-op)
Electronics Engineering Technology Application | Electronics Engineering Technology Position Activities form or Electronics Engineering Technology Additional Duties form
- Graphic Design (Paid Co-op | Unpaid Internship)
Graphic Design Application | Graphic Design Position Activities form or Graphic Design Additional Duties form
- Hospitality Management (Paid Co-op | Unpaid Internship)
Hospitality Management Application | Hospitality Management Position Activities form or Hospitality Management Additional Duties form
- Journalism, Media Studies (Paid Co-op | Unpaid Internship)
Journalism, Media Studies Application | Journalism, Media Studies Position Activities form or Journalism, Media Studies Additional Duties form
- Landscape and Horticultural Technology (Paid Co-op)
Landscape and Horticultural Technology Application
- Mechanical Engineering Technology (Paid Co-op)
Mechanical Engineering Technology Application | Mechanical Engineering Technology Position Activities form or Mechanical Engineering Technology Additional Duties form
Please visit the Music Department for more information.
- Photography Technology (Paid Co-op)
Photography Technology Application | Photography Technology Position Activities form or Photography Technology Additional Duties form
Participation in co-op/internship presents the opportunity to expand your learning beyond the classroom. Through such a work experience you will have a chance to make more informed career decisions, apply new skills and experiences to classroom instruction, gain academic credit toward graduation, earn a salary to help defray educational expenses (co-op), enhance your resume, references and work experience, develop professional, technical, and human relations skills, use specialized facilities and equipment on the job, and gain self confidence, maturity and judgment.