Student Jobs and Co-ops

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering highly encourages students to start applying for internship and co-op opportunities starting with the summer after the Sophomore year. The department also offers students help with placement in these opportunities. Through co-operative education (co-ops) and internships, School of Mines students have many opportunities to apply their education to "real world" work experiences. Students are employed by industry and government agencies in positions related to Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students may gain 1-3 hours of academic credit for their co-op or internship experience upon department approval. Students registered for co-op courses keep their full-time student status during the semester they are on co-op. All Mines students are encouraged to have relevant work or research experience prior to graduation. Co-ops are often 6-8 months (semester + summer). Internships are usually for the summer or part-time during the school year. However, the terms are used interchangeably by employers.

On average 75% of School of Mines graduates have relevant
work experience upon graduation.

The average co-op/intern salary for 2015-16 was $17.16/hr.
*Some employers also provide housing allowances, bonuses, and
relocation expenses that are not reflected above.