Undergraduate student program to gain real-world, career-related work experience during college. Students enrolled maintain student standing during work terms.

Basic criteria for:

The following are the SAME for both FULL-TIME and PART-TIME work:

  • For undergraduate students only. Any major. See additional eligibility requirements.
  • Work can be paid or unpaid, as determined by the employer. See additional job and program details.
  • Appears on your transcript, with zero-academic-credit.
  • Grading: Completion of requirements yields a grade of S (satisfactory). Non-completion of requirements yields a grade of NS (non-satisfactory).
  • Requirements are fully explained in orientation sessions.
  • Fee paid to university: $75 per term you are enrolled in CEP 4084 or CEP 3084. [You must follow university tuition rules for any academic-credit courses you take.]
  • Student status is maintained when enrolled in either program.
  • You can enroll for a single work term, or for multiple work terms.
  • Your academic department will approve your work-term timing to ensure you stay on track to take academic courses when needed. 

FULL-TIME WORK
Cooperative Education & Internship Program
CEP 4084

  • Duration: 15 weeks approx. Work full academic term.
  • Work 32 or more hours per week.
  • May enroll for fall, spring, summer I, and/or summer II.
  • May not enroll for winter term.
  • Not done while taking academic classes full-time.
  • CEP 4084 appears on your transcript for work terms; NO academic credit.

PART-TIME WORK
University Internship Program
CEP 3084

  • Total work hours 40 minimum.
  • Duration: 4 weeks or more.
  • Work less than 32 hours per week.
  • Same as F-T, may enroll for fall, spring, summer I, and/or summer II.
  • Also may enroll during winter term.
  • Can be done while taking academic classes full-time.
  • CEP 3084 appears on your transcript for work terms; NO academic credit.

 

Contacts in CPD:

Dr. Kathy Jordan
Assistant Director, Cooperative Education and Internship Program
Career & Professional Development
540-231-6241
kathryn@vt.edu

Ms. Jenean Meadows
Enrollment Coordinator, Cooperative Education and Internship Program
Career & Professional Development
540-231-8685
ljmeadows@vt.edu