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Frequently Asked Questions about Internships

It depends on the employer and the resources they have available. If you think of an internship as an applied learning experience, the pay will become less of an issue. Most internships require only part-time hours and employers are usually very flexible about working around a student’s class hours.  However, the majority of internships in the Bay County area are paid an hourly wage.
Yes, but some employers may require completed coursework or some prior experience in the degree field.
No, Co-op is not a mandatory requirement. If you need elective academic credit you can earn up to six (6) credit hours for an internship lasting over multiple semesters, or you can intern for the work experience only, without having to enroll in a Co-op course.
Absolutely! You may have community contacts that can provide you with an internship opportunity. Be sure to meet with the Coordinator, Cooperative Education to get a copy of the LEARNING AGREEMENT. This form is our way of collecting data to keep track of students and work sites.
Contact the Coordinator, Cooperative Education to discuss the situation and who will work with you to resolve any issues or transition you out of the internship.
Let the Coordinator, Cooperative Education know about your situation as soon as possible. 
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