Internships / Co-ops


What is an internship?
An internship provides you with practical work experience in your chosen field. Its duration may be one semester, a summer, or an agreed-upon length of time between the student, employer, and school. Internships are primarily single, planned educational experiences for students. You may receive academic credit or a grade for your internship work and internships may be paid or unpaid.


What is a co-op?
A co-op (or cooperative education) is a full-time, in-depth, paid work experience directly related to a student’s major and completed during two or more semesters that alternate with academic semesters. Co-op opportunities are frequently found in the fields of engineering, computer science, business, art and design, basic sciences and agriculture.



  • Careers2Geaux offers a variety of internship and co-op opportunities for which students may apply, but the number and types of internships available to students extend far beyond the postings found there.


  • On-Campus Interviewing Program
    Every fall and spring semester employers come to campus to interview and hire LSU students for internship, co-op and full-time job positions.



If you obtain a co-op or internship position, the following links will help you maintain full-time student status while at work:


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