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Start creating for good before you graduate and get a competitive edge with real-world work experience through a co-op or internship assignment. Our Cooperative Education and Internship Program offers you the chance to earn a salary, course credit, and work experience by alternating semesters of study with on-site work at one of more than 200 employers. The Russ College even provides a scholarship for this during summer semesters, so you can make the most of your time before graduation – for free.
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For more info, check out the FAQ.
What will I get out of a co-op or internship?
What do I need to do to qualify?
How do I get started?
I got a co-op or internship position. Now what?
When do I work?
You’ll determine that with your employer, depending on their need and your academic schedule. The earlier you start, the more co-op or internship assignments you can accept. Some students work for just one semester, others work three rotations or even an entire calendar year.
How much money will I make?
You’ll earn somewhere between $12-$26/hour, depending on your major, academic rank (sophomore, junior, senior), employer, and number of work rotations. The average hourly wage is about $18.
Where will I work?
You might work near your hometown, or you might be all the way across the country. Talk with your employer – some provide housing for co-ops, while others offer stipends for housing or assist with moving expenses. Make sure you know if the employer is providing housing or moving assistance before accepting an offer.
What about my financial aid, health insurance, and university housing?
Enrolling in the co-op and internship course, ET 1910, during your assignment helps avoid most issues related to financial aid, health insurance, and university housing interruptions.
Financial aid: Be sure to consult with the Office of Financial Aid to make sure your financial aid processes correctly and that you understand any effects your co-op or internship may have on your aid or financial obligations.
Health insurance: You remain eligible for Ohio University insurance while you’re in a fall or spring co-op or internship if you are still enrolled as a student through ET 1910.
University housing: You’re released from the University Housing contract while on a co-op or internship assignment if you are enrolled in ET 1910.