Co-ops and Internships

All completed paperwork must be submitted at least two weeks prior to start date!

Fall Co-ops must start between Aug. 22-Sep. 6, 2022 and end Dec. 9-23, 2022

Spring Co-ops must start between Jan. 2-17, 2023 and end Apr. 21-May 5, 2023 (Note: those starting on Jan. 2, 2023 need to submit all paperwork by Dec. 12, 2022)

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