Cooperative Education and Internships help students integrate academic study with work experience. Students may intern with business, industry, or governmental/non-profit organizations in locations ranging from local to international. Co-ops/internships are optional, except for certain majors which require a co-op or internship for graduation.
Students who participate in a co-op or internship may be eligible for academic credit or a transcript notation. Academic departments establish the requirements for academic credit and Career Services establishes the requirements for transcript notations. Factors such as GPA, prerequisite courses, year in school, and the intern's responsibilities determine student eligibility.
Career Services encourages students to meet with staff as early as their freshmen year to begin talking about internship opportunities. More information about Cooperative Education and Internships can be found on the Career Services Web site: www.uni.edu/careerservices.