An Internship is an experience referring to a partnership between students, institutions of higher education and employers that integrates academic study with work experience. Internships are of a specific and definite duration and provide a student the opportunity to explore areas of interest. Internships are currently non-credit courses and may provide students with compensation in the form of wages or salaries, stipends or scholarships. Students have the opportunity to build their resumes through an internship experience.
- One internship course is equivalent to 100 hours of relevant work.
- Internships may be paid or unpaid.
- Student minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 and completion of at least 12 credit hours.
- A Career Center coach will act as an internship coordinator.
- The student is supervised on the job by an employee of the company/organization for whom the student works and that supervisor is responsible for the evaluation of the student's performance in the internship.
- Students are graded as pass/no pass on their academic record based on employer evaluation.
To inquire regarding internship opportunities, please contact your Employer Relations Specialist, and post the internship on our job board Handshake.
Cooperative Education (co-op) is a structured educational strategy integrating academic studies with learning through productive work experiences in a field related to the student’s academic or career goals. It provides progressive experiences in integrating theory and practice.
Our co-op program currently includes the following areas:
- Business Administration (Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Sales/Marketing, Small Business, International Business)
- Information Technology (Computer Networking Hardware/Software, Programming & Development, and Administrative Office Systems)
- Hospitality Management (Culinary Arts, Lodging/Tourism, Restaurant/Food Service Management)
- Creative Arts (Visual Communication & Design and Recording Arts)
- Engineering (Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical, Manufacturing Industrial, and Construction)
Additional programs may be available. To inquire regarding co-op, please contact your Employer Relations Specialist.
Job Shadowing is an educational activity in which students spend time learning about a specific job or industry. They interact with professionals on the job while observing actual operations and procedures and gain an understanding of the company’s culture. The primary focus is to explore potential career interests.
Job Shadowing is for observation only. It is an
If interested in participating with Job Shadowing please complete the Company/Organization Interest Form
Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) employer resources regarding internship and co-op pay rates: US Dept of Labor Wage and Hour FLSA for Internships