Cooperative Education and Internship Programs

North Georgia College & State University offers off-campus learning experiences through cooperative education and internship programs. These programs are designed to incorporate a student's academic studies in his/her major with a planned and structured off-campus work setting. These programs provide hands-on work experience with a cooperating business or agency.

Students are selected on a competitive basis, must have completed 60 hours credit with a minimum 2.0 GPA, and must have the approval of the sponsoring academic department. Degree credit awarded for the experience is solely at the discretion of the academic department.

Career Services is responsible for coordinating the work experience documentation for internships as well as cooperative education. Students should be sure that all documentation is on file in Career Services by the end of the first week of the term.

Career Services maintains listings of upcoming internships in business, industry and government agencies and is available to work with students to help with the internship search and interview preparation.

UNIV 2001, a career planning course, is taught each term. The course is designed to explore the many factors impacting a career decision, as well as examining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a successful, informed career decision.