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March 20 - April 14 campus will be closed to all students/visitors, and all events are canceled. Spring quarter will run April 20 - June 18, and instruction will be delivered online as much as possible. - Learn More.
Internships are a component of Cooperative Education
An internship is an ideal way to apply your course training in a relevant career environment. Add this practical experience to your resume and cover letter in order to display your skills and training.
Securing an internship is easier if you have resources!
Professionalism matters! Practice explaining that as a Cooperative Education student, the employer liability is negligible because Washington State Student Liability Policy covers Cooperative Education training.
You have training and skills that make you a great fit for your desired internship position. Make sure that you are able to describe the training and skills that you are offering. In addition, clarify that your internship will allow your employer to consider your training, work ethics, and skill sets as new positions open.
If you have a desired company, start talking with a representative 1 - 2 months prior to the start of the quarter. If you don't have any leads, talk with your program advisor.