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 per year: spring, summer, and fall. Internship employment follows the academic semester calendar. Co-op employment follows a slightly longer co-op semester calendar.

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

Spring 2019

December 31, 2018

May 3

18 weeks

Summer 2019

May 6

August 16

15 weeks

Fall 2019

August 19

December 20

18 weeks

Spring 2020

December 30, 2019

May 1, 2020

18 weeks

Summer 2020

May 4

August 14

15 weeks

Fall 2020 (tentative)
August 17 December 18 18 weeks
Spring 2021 (tentative) December 28, 2020 April 30, 2021 18 weeks
Summer 2020 (tentative)
May 11 August 8 15 weeks
Internship Employment Start and End Dates

Term

Academic Term Starts

Academic Term Ends

Duration

Spring 2019

January 14

May 2

16 weeks

Summer 2019

May 13

August 10

13 weeks

Fall 2019

August 26

December 14

16 weeks

Spring 2020

January 13

April 30

16 weeks

Summer 2020

May 11

August 8

13 weeks

Fall 2020 (tentative) August 24 December 11 16 weeks
Spring 2021 (tentative) January 11 April 29 16 weeks
Summer 2021 (tentative) May 10 August 6 13 weeks