Division of Professional PracticeUniversity of CincinnatiPROPEL

Division of Professional Practice


UC ProPEL offers world class experiential learning programs.

    Cooperative Education Program

    Offers full-time rotations of work and school for students in:

  • The College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

    Academic Internship Program

    Offers part-time internships to interned students in any UC college

   Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

   Service Learning (SL) is a specially designed learning experience in which
   students combine reflection with structured participation in
   community-based projects to achieve specified learning outcomes as part
   of an academic course and/or program requirement.

   Pre-Health Internship Program

   Students enrolled in the Pre-Health Internship Program are prepared to
   responsibly engage in work in a healthcare setting.  Students receive
   faculty-led instruction and advising during their shadowing, volunteering,
   or internship experience.

   UC Forward

   UC Forward is a philosophy, an idea, a re-imagining of what a university
   experience should be. It is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and
   research initiative—pairing students and faculty with external experts, all
   from differing perspectives—to solve today's problems and develop
   tomorrow’s workforce in unique and relevant ways.

  The International Co-op Program

  Combines language and culture preparation with a two-semester co-op
  experience in Germany or Japan.  A small Spanish program is also available. 
  All jobs are paid and usually take place during the final two co-op
  semesters as a double-section spring and summer.  Students may change
  employers to work abroad through this program or work with an existing
  co-op employer to arrange an international rotation.

   The Singapore Experience

   Combines cultural, academic, and professional development experiences
   to help expand knowledge, strengthen confidence, and gain a
   competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

   The Hong Kong Experience

   Hong Kong is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city for students to be
   immersed in a vibrant culture and gain valuable professional experiences.
   This new initiative will allow any undergraduate student at the
   University of Cincinnati to complete an international internship or
   cooperative education experience in Hong Kong.

   The Toronto Experience

  Offers robust opportunities for internships in English, setting itself apart
  from internships in the United States through its distinctively Canadian
  culture, politics and charm.  The city’s excellent public transportation
  system makes navigating Toronto easy and convenient. 

   European Experiential Learning Program

   Will give students the opportunity to travel to Turin, Italy, Milan,
   and Barcelona Spain.  This is a 3 credit hour undergraduate course which
   can be used for an elective or as an international experience. Students
   will visit businesses in each of these three cities and attend multiple
   cultural sites.

  Japanese Experiential Learning Program

  Will give students an opportunity to travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, Kurashika and
  Hiroshima.  These are 3 credit hour undergraduate courses which can be
  used for an elective or as an international experience. Students will visit
  businesses, cultural and historic sites.