Co-op/Internship Program Applicant Process
for Spring 2015
Co-op/Internship Course Registration Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015
Co-op/Internship Program Eligibility:
- Full-time degree seeking FAU enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree and demonstrated progression towards degree.
- Student must have completed 30 credits undergraduate or 9 credits graduate coursework.
- Transfer students must complete one semester at FAU.
- FAU cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 undergraduate or 3.0 graduate.
- International students (F-1 status) must have maintained valid F-1 status and full-time enrollment for at least two consecutive semesters prior to the Co-op/Internship start date.
- International students must obtain from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) an I-20 and meet all USCIS and/or ISSS requirements.
- Students must apply a semester prior to their participation (i.e. apply during the summer semester for a Co-op/Internship in the fall).
- Attend a Co-op/Internship Workshop and follow the Co-op/Internship Program process below.
Co-op/Internship Program Process:
How are students selected by the employers?
As part of the Co-op/Internship application process, students upload their resumes into OWL CareerLink. Employers then contact students they are interested in to set up interviews. The Career Development Center also encourages students to search for positions. Students who accept Co-op/Internship employment offers must complete the required enrollment in their departmental Co-op/Internship course if they are international students or are seeking elective credit.
In order to receive elective credit, the academic department must give written approval; otherwise, Co-op/Internship credit is an additive credit. All I-20 forms must be updated prior to beginning a Co-op/Internship assignment. Acceptance and placement into a Co-op/Internship position is not guaranteed. A student can find his/her own Co-op/Internship employer. However, the employer must be approved by the Career Development Center before being accepted. Please note, positions that are full-time with benefits are not eligible for the Co-op/Internship Program.
How are students graded?
Students are asked to evaluate their work experience and review their learning objectives. Employers are also asked to provide feedback on the student's performance. The Co-op/Internship assignment is recorded on the student's transcript and is graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory.