Internship: A one-semester or summer paid or volunteer work placement.
Co-op: A paid work placement of at least two semesters or summers.
Alternating: Alternates a semester of full-time work with a (Full-time option) semester of full-time on-campus study.
Parallel: Combines a part-time work assignment [15-20 (Part-time Option) hours per week] with on-campus study (minimum of 12 hours required).
Requirements for Internship/Co-op:
Minimum 2.0 GPA (or as required by academic division or employer).
Requires 120 on the job hours.
Must have completed 30 hours of academic credit.
University Recognition: A special notation on your official NIU transcript stating that you successfully completed a career-related work experience (or multiple experiences) documented by the Career Services office.
Contact Career Services before beginning the internship/co-op work experience.
Academic Credit: Can only be awarded through the academic department. See your academic advisor to find out if you qualify.