Internships and Co-op

Getting Started

Our internship and Cooperative Education programs are a great way to build strong talent pipelines from our classrooms and labs directly into your offices and research centers. These programs are not only a key part of a successful recruiting strategy, they also provide our students with real-world experiences to acquire the essential skills they will need to enter tomorrow's workforce at full-speed.

Internships provide students the opportunity to gain career-related skills in a real-world work setting and provide employers an opportunity to observe the intern's performance, with the possibility of future employment. Internships can be paid or unpaid and may be considered for academic credit.

Cooperative Education is a relationship between the University and employer that allows students to engage in a paid training experience in fields related to their major while pursuing their degree. While Co-op is always a paid position, it is not credit-bearing. 

Learn more about USF's academic calendar.

Learn more about recruiting on-campus by reading our Employer Recruitment Guide.

Ready to start recruiting your interns at USF? Contact our team to get started!