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 2023 Co-op Dates:
- The last day to submit a co-op Experience in Handshake for the Spring 2023 semester is January 23, 2023.  
- Spring 2023 Experiences Open in Handshake - November 6, 2022
- Last Day to Enter an Experience in Handshake for Spring 2023 - January 23, 2023

Spring 2023 Start Dates: 
Students can begin working on December 26, 2022 in a Spring 2023 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 who are completing their second semester in Fall 2022 can begin working starting on January 16, 2023 if all academic requirements are complete.  These students can enter an Experience in Handshake only after their second semester grades are posted in Highlander Pipeline and they have been accepted into the Co-op Program.

Spring 2023 End Dates:
- NCE Undergraduate 6-Month Co-op  - September 1, 2023
- HCAD, MTSM, CSLA,YWCC and School of Applied Sciences and Engineering Co-op  - May 11, 2023
- Graduate Students' Co-op  -  May 11, 2023