Advising & Career Services

How Can I Become Involved in Cooperative Education Internships?


Post your internship online in CareerLink

  1. Identify possible cooperative education/internship opportunities in your organization.

  2. Develop a job description and criteria for eligibility.  See Job Description Writer to create meaningful job descriptions.
    Establish a wage for paid interns; see Fair Labor Standards Act for details.

  3. Post your internship online in CareerLink.

  4. Review résumés, conduct interviews and choose the best candidate. Notify our office when you select an intern.

  5. Sign the student's electronic Learning Agreement provided by the University.
  6. Designate a supervisor who
    • supports the objectives of the Co-Op Ed internship program
    • schedules regular supervisory meetings and
    • provides the intern with a comprehensive orientation.
  7. Complete and return the electronic evaluation that will be requested of you before the end of the semester.

Timing Is Everything...

We would like to help you recruit the best possible intern, so timing is crucial in advertising and promoting your internship opportunity. Please use the following guidelines when submitting your posting:


If you want an intern during: Submit your posting the previous:
Fall April
Spring November
Summer February



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