Co-op and Internship Program
The Co-op and Internship program at Georgia Southern University encompasses both internship and cooperative education opportunities for students in all majors. Co-ops and Internships provide an opportunity for students to evaluate whether their chosen career path or field of study is a good fit for them, develop their professional skills, and apply their academic knowledge while obtaining valuable real world experience in their field. The Office of Career Services at Georgia Southern University is committed to actively recruiting and promoting Co-op and Internship opportunities for all students and provides a centralized contact for both academic and non-academic related issues associated with experiential learning for all Colleges and majors.
In order to participate in the Co-op and Internship program, students must be in good academic standing with the University and must agree to the requirements of the program which include signing a Code of Conduct and a Waiver of Liability. Additionally, students must provide the Office of Career Services with an offer letter from their employer. The compensation package offered to the student is determined by the employer and board and lodging are the responsibility of the student. While participating in the Co-op and Internship program, students will be enrolled in non-academic, tuition-free COOP hours that will denote their experience on their student transcript. Students will be registered for the course through the Office of Career Services. Students and employers are required to submit evaluations at three identified points during their work term. Successful completion of the requirements will result in a pass or fail grade awarded to the student.