Internships & Cooperative Programs
Florida Gulf Coast University
Library East 433A
By participating in an internship or co-operative program, students can receive academic credit while gaining work experience and earning money to support their education. Gaining meaningful on-the-job training affords students a competitive edge when they earn their degree and begin seeking full-time employment after graduation. In return, employers partnering with us are able to access a flexible, cost-effective workforce without a long-term commitment. Employers can also assess students’ skills and company fit prior to making a permanent offer of employment, which can result in reduced turnover and greater overall employee satisfaction. This system greatly benefits the students, the employers, the university, and the community as a whole.
The Office of Internships & Co-Operative Programs strives to be a leader in work-integrated learning, influence policy makers and thought leaders, forge partnerships with like-minded groups, and provide a supportive learning community for participating students, educators, and employers.