When Students Can Work

Generally speaking, students are available to work 13 to 18 weeks at a time during each semester.

The University of Cincinnati has three semesters: spring, summer, and fall. Internship employment tends to follow the academic semester calendar and can be more flexible as needed. Co-op employment follows a slightly longer co-op semester calendar and dates do not change. The tables below show specific dates for the next several terms.

With UC’s longer co-op semesters, employers can achieve year-round coverage with no gaps. In other words, one co-op ends on Friday and the next starts the following Monday.

While employed, students typically follow the employer’s holiday schedule, not the University’s.

Co-op Employment Start and End Dates

Term

Co-op Semester Starts

Co-op Semester Ends

Duration

Fall 2019

August 19, 2019

December 20, 2019

18 weeks

Spring 2020

December 30, 2019

May 1, 2020

18 weeks

Summer 2020

May 4, 2020

August 14, 2020

15 weeks

Fall 2020
August 17, 2020 December 18, 2020 18 weeks
Spring 2021 December 28, 2020 April 30, 2021 18 weeks
Summer 2021 May 3, 2021 August 13, 2021 15 weeks
Fall 2021 August 16, 2021 December 17, 2021 18 weeks
Spring 2022 December 27, 2022 April 29, 2022
18 weeks
Summer 2022 May 2, 2022 August 12, 2022 15 weeks
Academic Term Start and End Dates

Term

Academic Term Starts

Academic Term Ends

Duration

Fall 2019

August 26, 2019

December 14, 2019

16 weeks

Spring 2020

January 13, 2020

April 30, 2020

16 weeks

Summer 2020

May 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

13 weeks

Fall 2020 August 24, 2020 December 11, 2020 16 weeks
Spring 2021 January 11, 2021 April 29, 2021 16 weeks
Summer 2021 May 10, 2021 August 6, 2021 13 weeks
Fall 2021 August 23, 2021 December 10, 2021 16 weeks
Spring 2022 January 10, 2022
April 28, 2022 16 weeks
Summer 2022 May 9, 2022
August 5, 2022 13 weeks