Career Services Office
Robyn Tsukayama
Career Coach and Experiential Learning Consultant 

Phone: 313.927.1844
Fax: 313.927.1863
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cooperative Education and Internships offer qualifying students the opportunity to examine their chosen field first hand. Cooperative Education opportunities allow students to have a paid work experience while earning academic credit. These opportunities require the approval of a faculty advisor. Internship experiences may be paid or unpaid and range from short-term projects to full-time work assignments lasting the length of a term. Both programs enable you to apply the theories you have learned to work situations and to obtain valuable on-the-job experience. Interested students should contact career services for full information.

Internships vs. Co-ops

What is the difference between an internship and a co-op?

Internships are:

  • Full time work experiences during the summer semester
  • Part-time work experiences during the fall and winter semesters.
  • Paid or unpaid
  • Credit or not credit-bearing
  • Focused on upper-class students with a satisfactory grade point average

    Co-ops are

    • Typically full-time, six-month work experiences
    • Usually paid and credit-bearing
    • Students are not usually taking classes at the time
    • Focused on upper-class students with a satisfactory grade point average and a declared major.

    Both programs enable students to apply the theories learned to work situations and to obtain valuable on-the-job experience. Interested students should contact the career services office.

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