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 and Professional Development at Georgia Southern University is committed to 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. In addition, students must complete the experiential learning application in Eagle Career Net, agree to sign the Code of Conduct and Waiver of Liability forms, and provide the Office of Career and Professional Development 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. If students are not completing a co-op or internship for academic credit, then they 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 and Professional Development. Students and employers are required to submit evaluations at two identified points during their work term. Successful completion of the requirements will result in a pass or fail grade awarded to the student.
For more information about our Co-op and Internship Program, please refer to the Student Internship & Co-op Guide (students.georgiasouthern.edu/career/files/CoOpInternshipGuide.pdf), visit the Career and Professional Development website (GeorgiaSouthern.edu/ocpd), or call (912) 478-5197.