Co-ops and Internships

All School of Mines students are encouraged to obtain relevant work or research experiences prior to graduation. Co-ops and internships provide students with opportunities to combine classroom studies with relevant work experiences in industry. Students may gain academic credit for their co-op or internship experience with approval from their academic department.

Intern/Co-op Benefits

  • Gain valuable work experience.
  • Confirm or refocus your career choice.
  • Increase your competitive edge for full-time employment with higher starting salaries.
  • Develop communication and teamwork skills.
  • Earn money to help pay for your college degree.
  • Enhance your development as an emerging professional.
  • Obtain academic credit

Co-op Student Checklist

Learn More > Co-op/Internship brochure or Internships and Co-ops Career Guide