Getting Started

Comments from students who have successfully completed their internship:
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"The internship opened the door for me to comfortably reenter the work force after I was away for a few years raising a family and working towards my degree. Having BMCC behind me, supporting my efforts, helped me feel less apprehensive about facing the business world again."

Registering for an Internship

Students should begin the application process in the semester prior to their enrollment.

Before students begin an internship those in:

must complete the Career Planning course (CED201).

Career Planning is optional in:

Students should check with the department for complete information on course requirements.

Pre-Registration

All students must attend one of the department's internship advisement sessions held during the Academic Advisement period.
At the session, students will complete an application; will meet with a professor you’re your department that coordinates the Cooperative Education program for your major and receive written permission to take an internship.
Internship advisement session schedule

When the semester begins

At the beginning of the semester students must report to their internship professors according to the appointment schedule that each student is mailed two weeks prior to the start of the term to begin the placement process and to discuss requirements. After placement the professor monitors the interns’ progress during the semester and administers a final grade. Students must maintain regular contact with their professors following specified guidelines.

Work Schedules

All Cooperative Education interns are expected to work fifteen hours a week until the end of the semester. Summer students may be required to work until the end of July or longer. Students generally work part-time following one of three work profiles: M-F 9:00 AM–1:00 PM, M-F 1:00–5:00 PM or 2-3 full days 9:00 AM–5:00PM. Weekend and evening internships are seldom available and no student will ever be promised those hours.

Cooperative Education

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