Work experience reinforces what is learned in the classroom. Exposure to real-world experiences and career options promotes the student’s sense of independence, confidence, and marketability.
Internships are of a specific and definite duration and provide a student the opportunity to explore areas of interest. Currently, internships are 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 an employer evaluation.
To inquire regarding internship opportunities, please contact an Employer Relations Specialist, and search internships on our online job board at Handshake.
Summer Internship Program
Tri-C's Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides over 200 students opportunity to intern both on and off-campus while continuing to attend summer classes.
- Valuable experience in a project-focused internship
- Tuition for one summer class
- Financial support for one textbook
- An hourly wage for 100 hours of work
Cooperative Education (Co-op)
A co-op opportunity is a paid learning experience that gives students an edge by providing them with job assignments related to their field of study. In addition to being compensated, the student can earn one college credit for every 180 hours of work, up to three credits per semester.
- Currently enrolled at Cuyahoga Community College
- Completed 12 credit hours of college coursework (includes transfer credits) with at least two courses related to your major field
- GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Complete the Co-op Student Application of Interest and submit to the Career Center (a career center representative will contact you)
- Participate in the co-op orientation process through the Career Center
- Upload your resume for final revisions and approval by a Career Coach at College Central Network
- Complete and sign a "Cooperative Education Agreement" form
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.
To inquire regarding job shadowing opportunities, please contact an Employer Relations Specialist