An internship is a structured 10-12 week work session, usually in the summer, in which students apply the information learned in the classroom to real-life problems, while being mentored by a trained professional. Most internship are with large companies, providing students with valuable experience and a handsome salary (over $2,000 per month!).

Cooperative Education involves alternating periods of full time study and full time work. (Note that we do not currently recommend co-op participation, because of difficulties in scheduling required classes.)

Our programs encourage students to intern while in college.  Can you see yourself designing skid steer loaders for John Deere, or irrigation systems in Colorado?

  My internship was a terrific experience. I enjoyed class more after using the material to solve real problems.

John Deere R & D

Internships are great opportunities to
experience new people and places. Interning in Colorado exposed a new environment.

Jim, USDA-Agricultural Research Service

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