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Cooperative Work Experience
SPSCC provides employers with highly motivated students wanting to gain hands-on work experience in their area of study or interest. We are thankful to employers wanting to offer work experience opportunities to our students. It shows a commitment to our community by supporting educational and career goals. Some internship benefits for employers include:
- Short-term workers with up-to-date knowledge of current trends and technology
- Assistance with daily workload and support for special projects
- Participation in the educational process and personal satisfaction in helping educate tomorrow's workforce
We screen students based on qualifications and usually collect application materials and forward them to the employer via email. The employer is responsible for choosing prospective candidates, setting up the interviews, and selecting the intern.
Once selected, students go through the Co-op office to enroll and obtain the quarterly paperwork. The student will collaborate with the work site supervisor and a faculty member in their program of study to develop a set of measurable goals to be achieved for the quarter. The student will be responsible for all paperwork and will turn in the objectives to the Co-op office in the second week of the quarter. Toward the end of the quarter, the faculty coordinator will conduct a site visit coordinated by the student. The employer will be sent an employer evaluation form which will count toward 40% of the student’s grade.
Typical Internship Timeframes
Internships normally run concurrently with the fall, winter, spring, or summer quarters.
- Summer: Early July to Late August
- Fall: Mid-Late September to Early-Mid December
- Winter: Early January to Late March
- Spring: Early April to Mid-Late June
Please allow for sufficient time to screen and select appropriate candidates before the quarter begins. A great number of our students are subject to enrollment deadlines because of various funding sources, which means most students must be enrolled for the internship credits by the Friday before the quarter begins. Students being offered internship opportunities after the deadline will most likely not be able to enroll and pay for the credits.
Posting an Internship
Please contact the Co-op office to get an account set up in our database. This allows the employer or designee to enter the information regarding the internship. We ask for a description, qualifications, wage (paid/unpaid), hours, and how to apply. Most employers ask us to collect resumes and forward them electronically. We will screen the students for the employer. They are only able to view the internship description and qualifications online. Students must go through our office for a referral.
On-Campus Interview Rooms
The WSECU Center for Career Services has two interview rooms available to employers who would prefer to interview students on-campus. Please contact the Co-op office for more information.
Get In Touch
Contact Sally Murrow in the ACT Center to get connected to Career Services at SPSCC.