Internships & Cooperative Education

Gain work experience.

Cooperative education (Co-op) and internship programs are structured to give you the opportunity to gain work experience in careers related to your academic major and/or vocation choice.

Go to Forms and Information if you are a co-op student or employer seeking co-op forms.

Participate and benefit.

  • Gain valuable work experience while completing your degree.
  • Earn academic credit towards your degree.
  • Develop a professional network.
  • Become more marketable to employers.

Participating employers benefit.

  • Reduce recruitment and training costs.
  • Select, observe, and evaluate student on-the-job performance for potential permanent employment.
  • Eliminate/reduce time needed to train new graduates.
  • Enjoy the higher retention rate of co-op students who become permanent employees.

Participating Companies

Companies (current and past) providing co-op and internship opportunities for Nashville State students include:

Co-op Forms and Information

Contact the Career Services Office to learn more about this program at 615-353-3230 or