https://ecs.wisc.edu/students/co-op-and-internship/ -- Co-op and Internship
http://ecs.engr.wisc.edu -- Engineering Career Services
(608) 262-3471 -- Reception Desk, Engineering Career Services
(608) 262-5691 -- John Archambault, Director
(608) 262-5096 -- Stephanie Salazar Kann, Assistant Director
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (year round)
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1609
Cooperative education and internship assignments are coordinated efforts between the College of Engineering and industrial, governmental and consulting employers. Undergraduate and graduate students are available to work full time on paid engineering assignments. Co-op students typically work eight-month assignments from January through August or May through December. Students may earn credit for their co-op experience maintaining they work at full-time capacity. Students also are available for summer internship employment. More than 73 percent of undergraduates complete a cooperative education or internship assignment prior to graduation.
Obtaining work experience prior to completing degree requirements typically increases employment opportunities and starting salaries at graduation. Cooperative education is an academic option as part of an engineering education. Students who participate complete assignments and receive academic credit toward graduation. While on co-ops, students are considered full-time students and are eligible to maintain family or UW health insurance. Compensation is competitive averaging $18 to $20/hr.