What Is a Cooperative Education Internship?
Cooperative Education (Co-Op) internships create educational partnerships among Montana State University Billings, the business community, and students.
This unique academic program allows students to earn academic credit, and often a wage, while combining classroom learning with practical work experience.
Why participate? Because internships:
- Expose students to real-world work in their major before
they graduate, and returns them to the classroom with
an enthusiastic, "I-want-to learn-more" attitude.
- Connect you with employers, linking you
possible opportunities for grant development, guest speaking,
and sources of research information.
- Give employers one convenient point of contact on
they say they prefer.
Offer access to leading-edge information and in-depth observations of current practices in the industry you can share with students.
In 2011-12, 241 students earned 904 CE credits; paid interns earned $11.92/hr, on average.
Earl (second from left), Diesel major
Interning Spring 2010
MT Dept of Transportation
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