Undergraduate student program to gain real-world, career-related work experience during college.

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 HOURS.
  • Student status is maintained only during enrollment in the full-time work program (CEP 4084).
  • 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.]
  • 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.
  • While enrolled in CEP 4084, you are considered to have full-time student status, even though you earn ZERO credit hours.

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 work, 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.
  • Student status is NOT maintained by enrollment in the part-time work program (CEP 3084).
  • Enrollment in CEP 3084 earns ZERO credit hours and therefore does NOT count as credit hours toward your enrollment status. Enrollment status is explained by the Office of the University Registrar.

 

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