Internships and co-op work experiences combine classroom studies with supervised work experiences. These experiences help solidify the link between classes and careers and give students valuable perspectives on their career choices.
Students are employed by industry, business and government organizations in positions related to their major field of study. Students complete the same requirements for the bachelor’s degree while acquiring valuable practical work experience and demonstrated workplace skills.
Potential employers post internship and co-op opportunities on ISU’s Career Management System.
ABE Internships and Co-ops
Types of Internships and Co-ops
Cooperative (Co-op): Alternating periods of full-time academic college training with periods of full-time work experience of approximately equal length. At least one calendar year equivalent of institutionally supervised work experience is required; therefore, a minimum of two semesters and one summer is required.
Internship: A single work period of institutional supervised full-time employment of at least one semester. This experience should not include two semesters in the same academic year.
Summer Internship: A single work period of institutional supervised full-time employment of at least 10 weeks over the summer.
Learn about some of the internship and co-op experiences our students have participated in.