When Students Can Work

Generally speaking, students are available to work 13 to 18 weeks at a time during each of three semesters: spring, summer and fail.

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 the dates do not change. With UC, co-op 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.

Tables below show specific dates for the next several terms.

Co-op Employment Start and End Dates

Term

Co-op Semester Starts

Co-op Semester Ends

Duration

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, 2021 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 2020 August 24, 2020 December 8, 2020 15 1/2 weeks
Spring 2021 January 11, 2021 April 27, 2021 15 1/2 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