Internship Program: IS 380
A partnership with business, industry, and government agencies, School of Mines' Cooperative Education Program provides students with opportunities to apply their classroom learning to "real world" work experiences in industry. Co-op students are hired by employers to work in positions related to their major. Minimum GPA and other co-op eligibility requirements vary among companies. Interested students should contact their department's Cooperative Education Coordinator. Students are responsible for securing their own co-op positions and are encouraged to register with Career Planning for assistance with identifying and applying for co-op opportunities.
Academic Credit: One (1) to three (3) credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Credit is available for each semester or summer work experience upon approval by the departmental Cooperative Education Coordinator. After accepting a co-op offer, students should notify Career Planning of their co-op employer, location, and dates of employment.
Students will be expected to apply knowledge learned in the classroom and to develop human relations skills and maturity in a work environment relevant to their career field. Students must satisfy departmental requirements in order to earn credit for the course. Requirements include a written report of the work experience and an employer's evaluation of work performance. Because the work performed by a student working full-time while on co-op is equivalent to the workload of a full-time student, a student on co-op who is registered for CP credit shall be considered to have full time status.