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Here's what you need to know about the benefits of co-ops and internships:
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?
Financial aid: The Office of Financial aid will make sure that your financial aid processes correctly. If you want your funds to be distributed differently than when initially awarded, Financial Aid can review the request and make changes if they can. For summer co-ops and internships, Financial Aid assumes you want any financial aid for which you’re eligible to be disbursed for that term.
Health insurance: You remain eligible for Ohio University insurance or coverage under your personal policy while you’re in a co-op or internship.
University housing: You are released from the University Housing Contract while on a co-op or internship assignment.