CDC defines a cocurricular internship as any type of carefully monitored work or service experience related to one’s major or career interest in which an individual has intentional career development goals, and with the employer, reflects actively upon what he or she is learning throughout the experience.
The cocurricular internship offers a degree of flexibility which may appeal to many UC students. These may or may not be paid opportunities, and they do not result in academic credit. However, these internships offer the opportunity to enhance professional skills and connect "hands on experience" with academic experiences in the classroom. The University of Cincinnati Career Development Center (CDC) Internship Program helps students find out-of-the-classroom, practical experience, while gaining in-depth knowledge of the work place that most employers seek. The CDC internship program is open to students of all majors.
Students should choose a cocurricular internship to gain real-world experience in areas of career interest. The CDC Cocurricular Internship Program is designed to provide practical and comprehensive internship information, internship selections, and follow-up career counseling services that are available as early as freshman year. It is not necessary to take time off from school to intern, as required with co-op. Even though cocurricular internships are offered year round, you have the option to choose when you want to intern. You may receive a stipend from your internship. Additionally, cocurricular internships help you to establish an employer network that can lead to full-time employment in the future.
Cocurricular Internship month has various events that are targeted at assisting UC students in their cocurricular internhsip search. Events include - on-campus interviewing for cocurricular internships, professional workshops, video taped mock interviews, resume critique sessions, and a virtual career fair.
Don't miss out on CDC programs and events -- get email announcements about cocurricular internship opportunities, upcoming workshops, career fairs and other career-related events by signing up for Careerlink-Internship.
Where can I find information on the cocurricular internships that are available through CDC?
Download the CDC Library Cocurricular Internship Bibliography in Word format
IDENTIFY THE EXPERIENCE YOU NEED
VISIT THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
PREPARE A GOOD RESUME
PREPARE A COVER LETTER OF INQUIRY
RESEARCH EMPLOYER CONTACTS AT CDC'S CAREER LIBRARY
NETWORK FOR COCURRICULAR INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
FOLLOW THROUGH WITH YOUR PLAN
For more information about cocurricular internships, or to make an appointment to discuss your internship search,
please contact Arthur Walton at 513-556-3471.