Cooperative Education & Internships

Sacred Heart Hall at Newman University

Cooperative Education & Internships

Cooperative Education is great way for students to garner hands-on experience while earning college credit! This supervised work experience is related to the student’s career goals and is an extension and application of their classroom instruction. A faculty coordinator, Career Services, and the employer/supervisor share in the intellectual and professional development of the student, which ultimately benefits all involved. Only Newman University students are eligible to participate in this program.

Eligibilty Requirements

  1. Junior standing and at least a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Have consent of faculty coordinator and student support services.
  3. Enroll for cooperative education academic credit.
  4. Attend required orientation and complete all required paperwork.


  1. Identify a faculty coordinator in the school in which you desire to earn credit.
  2. Discuss possible cooperative education positions with your faculty coordinator and/or Career Services. Career Services may have information on some possible openings.
  3. To enroll in cooperative education, fill out the course registration form from the Registrar’s Office and have it signed by your faculty coordinator and Career Services.
    • Complete the enrollment process through the Registrar’s Office.
    • If you complete your required hours but do not complete the enrollment process, you will not receive credit for your Cooperative Education Experience!
  4. Attend the required orientation session.


Dates and location announced at the beginning of each semester.

Complete the Application for Cooperative Education, obtain the required signatures, and return it to Career Services with a copy of your most recent resumé.

  1. Return the balance of your completed paperwork to Career Services by the date(s) listed in the "Paperwork Due Dates" section of the Coop Handbook.
  2. Complete a minimum of 30 hours at your cooperative education site for each one credit hour you wish to receive. During this time you should have continual contact with your faculty coordinator.

Contact Career Services if you have any questions, comments, or concerns during your cooperative education experience.