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.

Overview
  • 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.
Basic Eligibility Criteria
  • 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.
To Apply:

1. Application Form: Download the forms based on your major below (or stop by Cohen Hall, room 203 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, Cohen Hall room 203.
*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.

Majors offering credit for Cooperative Education and/or Internships:
How Can I Benefit from a Co-op/Intern Experience?

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.

The many benefits offered by co-op/intern experiences also provide you with an all-important competitive edge in the job market. National statistics indicate that 80% of students who participate in such work experiences are offered permanent employment by their co-op/intern employers upon graduation; former CCM co-op students/interns report similar placement success.