Intern: Paid internship assignments are designed for undergraduate and graduate level students. In order to meet basic qualifications, students should have completed their sophomore year and have some academic preparation in a professional field. If the intent is to make a full-time offer after the completion of the internship, the student should be a returning senior and therefore eligible for an offer, if applicable. The students are reporting to an experienced manager who provides guidance and mentorship during the 10- to 12-week internship. This position normally does not count for an academic credit.
Cooperative Education (Co-op): A co-op assignment is generally completed by a student over one or more semesters/quarters. The concept of cooperative education is based on paid work typically for 3 to 12 months. The student must receive academic credit for the work being performed. The project should include work assignments related to the participant’s academic degree being earned and career interests.