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Cooperative Education and Internship Programs

Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a structured program that gives students the opportunity to gain work experience in careers related to their academic major and/or vocation choice. Co-op students gain skills preparing them for the future job market and providing work experience as part of their credentials upon graduation.

Student Benefits of Participating in Internships and Co-op Opportunities

  • Gain valuable work experience while completing degree
  • Potential to earn academic credit towards degree
  • Allows students to develop a professional network
  • Makes students more marketable to employers

Benefits to Employers Who Participate in Co-op/Internship Program

  • Reduction in cost of recruitment and training personnel
  • Selection and education of quality students who could become permanent employees
  • Observation and evaluation of students’ on-the-job performance before the possibility of offering permanent employment
  • Elimination and/or reduction of time needed to train new graduates
  • Retention rate is higher among co-op students who become permanent employees

Participating Companies (Current and Past)

A few of the companies (current and past) providing co-op and internship opportunities for Nashville State students include:

To post a Co-op opportunity or Internship with our office please submit a job description along with academic requirements to Lisa Fletcher (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Stephen Hooks (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

For more information regarding the Cooperative Education Program, contact the Career Services Office: 615-353-3248 ~ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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