Cooperative Education empowers you to get a head start in meaningful professional employment, learning through hands-on experience in your chosen field of study.
Internship experience is a great way to gain work experience in a new profession. This experience will be valuable, not only during your enrollment at Daytona State, but also after graduation as you build your professional resume.
Students are required to complete 80-320 program contact hours at an employer work site, depending on their program of study, for an average of 12-15 hours a week within a semester. (1 credit hr. = 80 contact hrs.; 2 credit hrs. = 160 contact hrs.; 3 credit hrs. = 240 contact hrs.; 4 credit hrs. = 320 contact hrs.)
To be eligible, you must be admitted to an AS or certificate program. Your department chairperson will work with faculty and staff to help you to arrange a field placement related to your major. Whether you are paid or unpaid is left to the discretion of the employer.
Co-op and internships will give you a competitive edge when applying for employment after graduation. Many co-op jobs are posted in the online job listings through Career Services Online: daytonastate.edu/career_services.
For additional information, or to register for a co-op experience, contact the chairperson of your academic department or Career Services.