Co-ops and Internships

Paperwork for Spring 2021 Co-op is being accepted now.  Registration for spring term starts October 25; you will be registered on a first-come-first-serve basis starting at that time.  Spring Co-ops must start between January 4-18 and end April 23 - May 7.  Graduating international students, your co-op must end on April 23.  The last day for domestic students to turn paperwork in for a spring co-op is December 21. For international students, the last day to turn in paperwork is December 11.

Co-ops and internships are an effective way for students to gain off-campus work experience that
complements their academic education. One of the best ways to determine whether a major is right for you is to work in that field. Experiential learning is a valuable experience for career exploration. Find out what you like, and just as important, find out what you don’t like. 

A co-op is a joint venture between the student, the University, and the employer, and lasts a
minimum of one academic semester. Students earn credit in an online course where they reflect on
professional growth and work experiences while interacting with Career Services staff and other co-op students.

An internship is arranged by the student and the employer. It typically occurs during the summer
and may be eligible for credit.

The Enterprise Program, undergraduate research, and project experience can provide experiential learning right on campus.

 “My co-op helped me explore a whole new area in automotive engineering. It also helped me improve my communication and negotiations skills with suppliers.”

Sai on co-op
Sia Prudhvi Nagireddy
Mechanical Eng Co-op at Daimler Trucks North America - Portland, OR