Co-op vs Internship difference!



Internships are usually, but not always, one term.

Co-ops are usually, but not always, multi-term; e.g. you might work fall semester, go to school in spring semester, work summer, go to school in fall, and work the next spring semester

Usually a one-time work (10-12 week) assignment, often in the summer

Co-ops are a joint venture between the university, a selected employer, and you

Can be full- or part-time, paid or unpaid, depending on the employer and the career field

Co-Ops are full-time, paid positions

Usually paid less than Co-ops

Students frequently start at higher salaries and higher levels of responsibility than interns

Some positions are paid, others are volunteer.

All positions are paid.