Hire A Charger
Hiring Co-ops and Interns is a simple process. If you are a new employer, you'll need to register your company with Charger Path, our career management system. This is a free service to employers and takes a minimal amount of time; details on accessing Charger Path are shown below. Once your account has been created, you can easily post positions or view resume books.
Cooperative Education opportunities are degree related and are supervised by professionals. These positions are always paid and are offered to students for multiple semester. Work assignments can alternate with school semesters (Alternating Program) or run simultaneously with school semesters (Parallel Program).
Because experiential learning programs are academic programs, we work in conjunction with the Student Success Center, which means we also focus on our students' academic progress. We want to make sure that students are receiving the support they need academically while they are receiving outstanding experience in their field. When students work through our office, we help ensure that they stay on a positive track toward graduation.
Co-ops and internships should run concurrently with the University's academic calendar. Click here to view our current academic calendars.
Internships can be credit bearing or non-credit bearing. In order to receive credit for an internship, a student must have a complete job description to present to his/her advisor for approval. Once the position has been approved, the student may begin employment based upon the employer's needs.
Internships are one semester work assignments that are also degree related and supervised by professionals. These positions are typcially paid and are generally offered during the summer.
Please notify the Career Office when presenting a job offer to a student for either co-ops or internships.
Many international students would like to gain applied work experience while completing their degree. While there are some employment limitations for international students, knowing your options is the first step in providing opportunities for our students.
For complete employment eligibility information, please feel free to contact the International Student and Scholar Office at 256-824-2748.
UAHuntsville students are available for experiential learning programs, non-degree related positions and degreed, career positions. The Career Development office uses an on-line career management system, Charger Path, to link students and employers. Using Charger Path, employers can post positions, view student and alumni resume books and schedule on-campus recruiting sessions. This is a free service to all employers.
FAQ's about Hiring International Students (PDF)