Co-ops and Internships

Cooperative Education (Co-op) is an optional, academic program that enables students to gain degree-related experience prior to graduation. It is a planned, progressive educational strategy through which students learn about their field of study through "hands-on" experience in the workplace. Students gain experience, networking opportunities, and academic credit in addition to earning a competitive wage. Employers have opportunities to evaluate students' skills prior to consideration for a full-time job offer. Employers also develop valuable partnerships with Faculty and Staff at the University of Arkansas.

Want to learn more about Co-op? Cooperative Education programs at the University of Arkansas:

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

In order to guide employers and students to create a mutually beneficial internship experience, feel free to use the following Internship Contract as a resource.

Internship Contract