Receiving Academic Credit for Your Internship/Co-op Experience

Registering for an Internship/ Co-op

Once you have accepted an internship, you need to enroll in the internship/ co-op course. To enroll in the course, complete the following steps:

  • Download and complete sections A and B of the Internship/ Co-op Approval and Registration form, including having it signed by your supervisor at your internhship/ co-op
  • If you are an international student, complete all Academic Training (J-1) or Curricular Practical Training (F-1) forms. All employment information for international students is on the Office of International Programs website.
  • Bring the signed forms to CBA Undergraduate Advising in CBA 260. The Internship Coordinator will obtain the Department Chair signatures, enroll you in the appropriate course, and send a confirmation email. If you have questions, please email internships.cba@uakron.edu

When you have accepted a position and started working, you will be responsible for completing assignments for course credit. Read the syllabus published on the course's Brightspace site for details of the semester’s assignments. Submit all your assignments electronically through Brightspace. 

As a student enrolled in an internship/co-op, you are assigned a faculty mentor based on your major. These mentors will work with you throughout the semester of your internship/co-op.

Required work hours

Accounting students must work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks.  All other students are expected to work 16 hours a week for 15 weeks, for a total of 240 hours.