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Internships & Co-ops

Internships and co-ops provide an opportunity to gain professionally-supervised work experience in industry, business, or government while earning college credit. All internships and co-ops should include the following elements:

  • Students work in a career-related professional setting. 
  • Students' work duties are planned and monitored.
  • Students are supervised by site supervisors and monitored by faculty.
  • Students perform management-oriented work duties.

Internships

All internships must last a minimum of 8 weeks. Students earn one credit hour for each 40 hours on the job.

In order to participate in an internship, a student must:

  • Be a TEC major
  • Complete 30 hours of college coursework
  • Complete 12 hours of college coursework at Illinois State
  • Overall and major GPA of 2.5
  • Complete the required TEC 100-series courses
  • Complete 3 hours of 200/300 level courses in the TEC major

Co-ops

All co-ops must last for a minimum of three work terms. Each work term lasts a minimum of 8 weeks. Students earn one credit hour for each 40 hours on the job.

In order to participate in a co-op a student must:

  • Be a TEC major
  • Complete at least two semesters of Illinois State coursework
  • Have completed your required TEC 100-series courses
  • Have an overall and major GPA of 2.5

Credit

All internships and co-ops will be graded as course number TEC 398. Students will receive a grade of Credit or No Credit.  No letter grades will be assigned. The course may be repeated for a total of 16 hours.  

Applications

To apply for TEC 398 and to obtain more information, print the TEC 398 Manual (pdf). All necessary information about requirements during the co-op process are in the manual, as are all of the application necessary forms.

  • Submit your resume and the completed application form to Professor Joe Cleary, Coordinator of Professional Practice for the Department of Technology.
  • Obtain two (2) TEC faculty recommendations using forms found in the manual.  Note that one of these recommendations must be by a faculty member from your area of study in the Technology Department.

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