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Co-ops and internships

Finding a Co-op/Internship

Many students find co-ops and internships to be a very valuable component of their undergraduate experience.  Here are some ways to begin looking for co-op/internship opportunities:

  • Make an account on Handshake and begin searching for current employment opportunities.   

Virginia Tech’s Cooperative Education & Internship Program (CEIP)

When you are working in a co-op or internship position, you have the option of participating in Virginia Tech’s Cooperative Education and Internship Program.   

Participation in the program provides many benefits, including:

  • Support from Virginia Tech’s Career and Professional Development office throughout your work experience.

  • Notation of work experience on your VT transcript (0 credit hours).

  • Allows you to maintain your full-time student status while you’re away working (if you are working full time).  

If you’re interested in learning more, attend a CEIP Info Session.  

Some companies/organizations that may have co-op/internship opportunities of interest to AOE students: