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Internships & Co-ops

Internships & Co-ops 2017-07-05T16:48:06+00:00

Today, more than ever before, companies and organizations are seeking college graduates who have had career-related experience while going to school. The College of Business is helping students gain this valuable experience through the Internship/Co-op Program.

Internships:

  • Part-time or full-time
  • Generally lasts for 1 semester or summer, or longer
  • Paid or non-paid
  • Credit or non-credit

Co-ops:

  • Always full-time
  • May occur on an alternating basis (work, school, work, etc.)
  • Always paid
  • Usually not done for credit
  • Out of school for either fall or spring

Student Benefits:

  • Gain specific job skills and work experience
  • Apply academic knowledge in practical work situations
  • Pretest your career choice and discover what entry-level positions are available
  • Establish a network of professional contacts in your field
  • May lead to a permanent professional position following graduation
  • Earn money, plus a higher starting salary may be negotiated when accepting a permanent professional position
  • Learn valuable job search skills such as resume writing and interviewing
  • Develop self-confidence, time management, and communication skills

Requirements:

To qualify for participation in the Internship/Co-op Program, you must

  • Be a full-time matriculated ISU student in the College of Business
  • Plan a meaningful, challenging work experience
  • Complete a Learning Contract with the employer
  • Have necessary training and supervision
  • Have a performance evaluation by the employer

Registering for Internship Credit

For details about earning credit for an internship see the Director of Business Career Services.  Click the link below to schedule an appointment.

Schedule an Appointment

Report Your Internship Position

Let us know when you accept an internship position. Providing this information allows us to serve you better!

Report your Internship