The hallmark of a Hardrocker education is our hands-on experience. The real-world happens beyond the classroom. So should your education.

Internships, co-ops, and research provide unmatched opportunities for students to apply classroom learning to real-world careers. Last year, 77% of students landed paid internships and co-ops (semester-long experiences for credit) at 252 companies in 44 states averaging $17.86 per hour. Some participated in paid research positions. 100% gained industry expertise second to none at companies such as Garmin, NASA, Newmont, Microsoft, POET, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Effect of Co-op/Intern Experience on Average Salary Offers

Graph: Effect of Co-Op experience on average salary offers. no experience $56k  overall $62K with internship $63.8k

Check out our Career & Professional Development Center, with two annual Career Fairs and year-round workshops, and learn more about our signature professional development program, Mines Advantage.

Meet A Few Of Our Interns!

Learn more about individual intern experiences - click on any photo below.