Cooperative Education (Co-op)

Cooperative Education (Co-op) is an educational program administered through the Center for Career Services (CCS) which integrates academic study with career-related, professional experience. It is a mutually beneficial partnership between the university, students and employers.

Co-Op Dates

  Fall 2017 Winter Extension Spring 2017 Summer 2017
Applications Accepted Starting: August 7, 2017 coming soon December 13, 2016 April 24, 2017
Application Forms Deadline: October 30, 2017 coming soon March 14, 2017 July 17, 2017
Learning Reflection & Evaluation Deadline: (must be registered to submit) December 11, 2017 Not Required May 1, 2017 August 28, 2017

Students

Students may obtain paid or unpaid work experience. The Center for Career Services (CCS) will approve paid or unpaid positions. If the position is unpaid, the CCS will only approve positions that the supervisor attests meet the U.S. Department of Labor 6-point unpaid experience test.

Students are required to:

Note for international students:  the Co-op Enrollment Memoranda will be printed when the Co-op application is accepted; students will receive an email when the Memorandum becomes available in the CCS. Please allow for two (2) business days for processing.

Employers

Employers are required to:

Updated November 14, 2016

Co-op Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2017: March 14, 2017
  • Summer 2017: July 17, 2017
  • Fall 2017: October 30, 2017

Contact us for assistance

If you have any questions or need help, please contact our student employment staff at gwcoop@gwu.edu