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 with possible opportunities for grant development,
guest speaking, and sources of research information.
- Give employers one convenient point of contact on campus, which 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 2013-14, 196 students earned 811 CE credits; paid interns earned $13.48/hr, on average.
Bethany Keeler, Accounting S12
Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co.