Cooperative Education Internships
Finding an Internship
Advising & Career Services can help you through the internship search and registration process. Students are not automatically placed in an internship, so you’ll need to apply and interview for internships, just like applying for a job. The application process can be competitive, so start your search early and have Advising & Career Services review your resume and cover letter to give you the best chance of landing your perfect spot.
Begin by looking on CareerLink, which will show you internships available to students in your major. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, then identify companies you’re interested in working for after graduation. Make an appointment with Advising & Career Services to contact those potential employers.
Earning Credit for Your Internship
Students must work 45 hours per credit earned. Internships are restricted-entry courses. The Cooperative Education Specialist in Advising & Career Services will register you for the course after you complete the online contract. The last day to register for your internship is the “Last Day for Registering/Adding Classes” as determined by the university calendar. Students must complete an online evaluation at the end of the semester.
How to Submit Your Internship Contract
Log in to CareerLink and click “I found an internship” in the left column. You will need to fill in all required fields before submitting it. The contract will then be emailed to your site supervisor and professor to approve. Once approval is received, you will be registered for the course. A notification email will let you know when you’re enrolled.
MSUB Internship Information
Montana State University Billings internships create educational partnerships between the university, the business community, and students. This program allows students to earn academic credit while fusing classroom learning with practical work experience.
Requirements to be eligible for academic internships:
- Have a minimum of 24 college credits and at least one completed semester at MSUB
- Have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA (3.0 for College of Business students)
- Meet with and obtain faculty approval to pursue an internship
- Complete online internship contract before the Last Day to Add a Class
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