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Co-ops & Internships

Co-operative Education and Internships are professional-level experiential education for students to apply classroom theory to real-life work situations. Students may do experiential education either as an academic internship in which they earn college credit for working with an employer or as a non-credit internship. Students may not always need academic credit but would like to earn valuable work experience through a non-credit internship. Generally, a non-credit internship should be paid according to Department of Labor Internship Standards.

Internship Guide for Employers


  • Interns may bring new ideas and fresh problem-solving skills, adding value to your company's success.
  • Interns bring professional-level assistance to your organization at a low cost.
  • Interns can be used to complete a project and alleviate added stress to full-time employees.
  • Interns can be hired for seasonal and part-time employment.
  • Internships offer a way of recruiting full-time employees.

To participate

  • Develop a job description that will attract a potential intern. Determine if payment is possible. Fifty percent (or more) of the intern's responsibilities should be professional-level tasks.
  • Post your internship job description on Eagle CareerNet.
  • Interview students who may be interested in the position.
  • Complete a Learning Contract (link below) with your new intern. This is the student's responsibility to complete and return to Career Services.
  • Be a good mentor and consistent supervisor to your intern.
  • Offer constructive criticism and fill out a student evaluation form (included with the Learning Contract) at the end of the student's internship.
  • Pat yourself on the back for helping students become professionals.

Contact Us

Contact the Center for Career Development & Experiential Education

Ground floor, Camden-Carroll Library
150 University Blvd.
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2233