Internships and cooperative
education programs allow students to apply their skills and
knowledge learned in the classroom to actual on-the-job experiences.
Many employers offer these programs for students to learn more
about a particular career field, gain real world work experience,
and possibly earn money to help finance their education. Most
public and private institutions have partnerships with companies
to employ their students. These programs are not based on financial
need and are available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional
Searching for an internship or cooperative education program
is very similar to conducting a scholarship or full-time job
search. Knowing what and who your resources are is key to a
successful internship search. Ask your academic advisor or department
administrator about these programs.
effective ways to find an internship or co-op program
and Faculty Members
the employers yourself
And never forget
friends and family employed in the industry you are pursuing
a career. They may have connections in your career field
and may be able to provide you with contacts as well.