Internships and Co-op

Internship Programs

Internships are an excellent way to showcase your organization and the types of employment opportunities you offer to our students. They also provide our students a chance to develop the skills they will need to enter the workforce.

When developing an internship program, it is essential that you keep your organization's needs in mind as well as the benefits offered for the student. The internship plan generally involves students working in professional settings, engaged in professional work, under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals. The Internship and Career Readiness team can assist you in creating and implementing a successful internship program at your organization.

Internships are typically one-time work or service experiences related to the student's career goal or major. The Internship and Career Readiness Team can help you determine whether the internship should be structured as part-time or full-time; an on-site or virtual placement; and one-time only, an extended time-frame, or an internship-to-job opportunity.

We can also assist you in understanding the US Department of Labor's Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations on whether an internship can be paid or unpaid. And our team can help with connecting academic course credit to the internship experience.

Explore how to determine if an unpaid internship is legal.

Learn more about the Fair Labor Standards Act and internship programs.