Cooperative Education is an academic program that allows you to earn college credit for a work experience related to your major. It improves your ability to make the transition from school to work, following completion or near-completion of a degree or certificate program. Co-ops/Internships may be paid or non-paid positions with for-profit or non-profit organizations.
Arranging Your Internship
Arrange your internship position with an appropriate employer -
You may utilize the Clark College Career Center to do research to locate a company where you may be interested in doing a Co-op/Internship; another resource you can utilize in your search for an Internship is Clark College's online Job board NextJob
You can speak with an instructor in the department of your major field of study
Another resource you can utilize in your search for a Co-op/Internshipjob is Clark College's Job Database NextJob.
Getting your Co-op/Internship Approved
Once you have secured a Co-op/Internship, you need to see an instructor about signing up for the credits for the quarter (1-5 variable credits). If you don't know who the instructor is for your major, contact the Co-op office at 992-2391.
Registering for a Co-op/Internship Seminar Class
You may be advised that you need to sign up for a co-op seminar class depending on your major and the ratio of credits to hours that you plan to work.