Internship or Cooperative Education Program for Non-Credit

If you are interested in taking an internship or a cooperative education (co-op) program but do not have a senior standing, you are encouraged to enroll in an internship or co-op program through UAH Career Services. This is a great way for you to gain professional experience and prepare yourself for a communication internship course in your senior year. Click here to see the difference between internships and co-ops.

Eligibility Requirements

  • There are no minimum credit requirements to participate in co-ops and internships through the Career Services but at least a sophomore standing is recommended
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA for undergraduate students and 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduate students
  • Have a complete Charger Path profile including an uploaded and approved resume

Benefits

  • You will gain professional experience that increases your marketability.
  • Your internship experience will be indicated on your transcript.
  • There is no tuition for participating in a non-credit internship or co-op program.
  • If you decide or are required to work full-time on your internship or co-op program for a semester, you can do so while remaining eligible for campus services such as your scholarship, library services, housing, or fitness center.

Points to Consider

  • Make sure you will be able to fulfill the job requirements before you apply. Some jobs require communication knowledge or skills you will develop after taking more advanced courses.
  • Working and studying simultaneously requires a high degree of responsibility and time management. Plan well and stay attentive so that you can perform well both at work and school as well as graduate in a timely manner.

How to Participate

  • You will be locating and applying for your own internship. Explore these job openings and job search channels.
  • Once you find an internship of your interest, contact the Career Coordinator for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Ms. Laura Taylor at laura.h.taylor@uah.edu, to register. Ms Taylor can also help you with your resume and cover letter.
  • You must register and get an approval from the Career Services before you start your internship or co-op program.