Internships & Cooperative Education for Academic Credit
CWU's Cooperative Education/Internship program is designed to help students gain meaningful hands-on experiences in their industry while earning credits towards their degree program.
Make sure you read all the guides carefully!
For general questions, please read our Internship FAQs.
Still have questions? Book an appointment with our Internship Coordinator.
Important Note: As of January 2020 the CWU Internship process has been revised to be a fully online process hosted in the Wildcat Career Network. All internship applicants are encouraged to review the updated information provided here as many steps in the process have changed.
The COVID pandemic has affected many areas of academic life, including internships. Please read our Internships during COVID page to learn more about current guidelines and requirements.
Student Resources & Information for Academic Internships
- Step-by-Step Internship Process Guide: Includes supporting info and links for the entire process
- Internship Process Checklist & Quickguide: A printable visual guide to finding/completing the application process
- Internship FAQs: Answers to our most-asked questions
- Review CWU rules regarding internship eligibility
- View Current Internship Postings in the Wildcat Career Network
- Download the Academic Requirements Worksheet
- Download Learning Agreement Modification Form
- Download Overload/Schedule Change Form
- Watch Student Internship 101: Video, a basic overview of internships at CWU
- Watch Student Internship Application Guide: Video, a guide to finding and filling out the internship application form
Employer Resources for Academic Internships
- Guides & Information
- View Fair Labor Standards Act Guidelines for Unpaid Internships in the For-Profit Sector
- Affiliation Agreements - Optional agreements for ongoing partnerships
- View List of Current CWU Affiliation Agreements
Faculty Internship Resources
- Guides & Information
- View Faculty Internship Process QuickGuide
- Video Resources
CWU Internship Process - Faculty Process Guide: A quick faculty overview of the new CWU online Internship/Cooperative Learning application
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