Co-op & Internship

Cooperative education is available to all undergraduate, masters and doctoral students who meet the eligibility criteria for their level, major and college. 

Important Spring 2024 Co-op Dates

Spring 2024 Co-op Experiences open in Handshake on Nov. 5, 2023

The deadline to submit a Experience into Handshake is Jan. 22, 2024.  You must submit your Experience at least 10 business days prior to your anticipated start date.

Spring 2024 Start Dates: 
Students can begin working on December 26, 2023 in a Spring 2024 Co-op if the Handshake Experience is approved by all parties including the:
- Faculty co-op advisor
-  Employer
-  CDS
-  Office of Global Initiatives (F1 students only.)

Please note:  International students on an F-1 visa must apply to co-op and for CPT.  CPT processing will take 5-7 business days after your Experience is approved by your Career Advisor.  F-1 students cannot begin working until they are issued a CPT I20 containing a start date and end date for their work assignment.  The deadline to enter the Experience in Handshake is January 22, 2024, no exceptions.  For F1 students completing their second semester in Fall 2023, please note the dates below:
- Experiences in Handshake will be open - January 2, 2024
- Start Date for Co-op Work Experience - January 16, 2024 

Important End Dates
Students can work through to the following dates during a Spring co-op.
- NCE Undergraduate 6-Month Co-op (Spring)  - August 31, 2024
- HCAD, MTSM, CSLA, YWCC and School of Applied Sciences and Engineering Co-op  - May 20, 2024
- Graduate Students' Co-op  -  May 20, 2024
- Students graduating in May 2024 - May 9, 2024