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Employer's Role in Cooperative Education Internships

Submit an Internship Opportunity

  1. Develop a job description which outlines duties and responsibilities, identifying the role an intern will play in your organization.

  2. No more than 20% of the intern's responsibilities may be administrative in nature or involve duties not related to their field of study.

  3. Establish a wage for paid internships; see Fair Labor Standards Act for details.

  4. Post your internship online in CareerLink.

Select an Intern

  1. Review résumés and conduct interviews to select student(s) to interview.

  2. Choose the best candidate for your internship position and finalize agreement on responsibilities, pay, and work schedule with the student.

  3. Sign the student's electronic Learning Agreement after making sure job duties and responsibilities are correct and complete.

  4. You and your organization agree that no student will be denied work or be subjected to different treatment on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age or sex.

  5. You and your organization ensure that interns are in a safe working environment.

Supervise Your Intern in the Workplace

  1. Assign a supervisor who understands and supports the objectives outlined in the Learning Agreement mentioned above.

  2. The designated supervisor should schedule regular supervisory meetings with the intern.

  3. Provide your intern with a complete orientation to the work environment and company policies and procedures.

  4. Plan for work assignments. Please make every effort to keep interns involved with meaningful and challenging work assignments which relate to their academic and career goals.

  5. University representatives will contact you during the course of the internship to coordinate a site visit. Site visits are very informal and last approximately 30 minutes.

  6. Please complete the Co-Op Ed evaluation form and discuss it with your intern before submitting it.

Recruitment and selection procedures applied under the Co-Op Ed program will be consistent with MSU Billings' Affirmative Action Plan.


Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations may review Policies & Procedures.

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