Internships & Co-ops

An internship provides you with practical work experience in your chosen field.

 

Already received an internship offer? Congratulations! 

IMMEDIATELY upon receiving an offer for an internship or co-op you must officially register your internship/co-op with LSU by following ALL steps in the Internship/Co-Op Registration Policies and Resources document. These steps are required in order to maintain most current scholarships, student admission status, insurance, etc. 

Questions after reviewing the Internship/Co-Op Registration Policies and Resources document? Contact Amy Caillouet at 225-578-2162 or amyc@lsu.edu.

 

Internships

While its duration may be one semester, a summer, or an agreed-upon length of time between the student, employer, and school, internships are primarily single, planned educational experiences for students. You may receive academic credit or a grade for your internship work and internships may be paid or unpaid.

For-Credit Internships

For-Credit internships are administered by the student’s respective college and require assignments outside of work. If a student finds an internship on his/her own, it is at the discretion of that student to enroll in the course most fitting to that internship and it will require that the student receive permission from the respective instructor of record prior to participating in the internship. Below you will find suggested courses and instructors of record. If you are unsure of how your internship could translate for credit please email the Olinde Career Center at jobsfortigers@lsu.edu or contact the Internship Liaison for your senior college.

Parameters (e.g. requirements, agreements, assignments, grades) for such courses are at the discretion of your senior college. Please see University Policy Statement 38 for generally accepted guidelines.

Non-Credit Internships

Non-Credit Internships have no restrictions and no LSU requirements. They are part-time paid or unpaid positions that you take simply to gain valuable professional experience and build your resume. Please use caution in vetting an internship related to your career path.

Students who want to complete a for-credit internship during the summer must register for the summer term and enroll in a viable course. Students will be charged tuition for the summer term, they will work in their internship, and they will receive a grade and credit after turning in their required materials at the end of the summer term.

 

Co-ops

A co-op (or cooperative education) is a full-time, in-depth, paid work experience directly related to a student’s major and completed during two or more semesters that alternate with academic semesters. Co-op opportunities are frequently found in the fields of engineering, computer science, business, art and design, basic sciences, and agriculture.

 

Resources

Handshake offers a variety of internship and co-op opportunities to students. Students may also inquire about internship or co-op opportunities through networking, researching the company and following up with informational interviewing or other job search sites. 

 

On-Campus Interviewing program

Every fall and spring semester employers come to campus to interview and hire LSU students for internship, co-op and full-time job positions. It's an exciting time. Learn more about the On-Campus Interviewing program.

 

Next steps

IMMEDIATELY upon receiving an offer for an internship or co-op you must officially register your internship/co-op with LSU by following ALL steps in the Internship/Co-Op Registration Policies and Resources document. These steps are required in order to maintain most current scholarships, student admission status, insurance, etc. 

Questions after reviewing the Internship/Co-Op Registration Policies and Resources document? Contact Amy Caillouet at 225-578-2162 or amyc@lsu.edu.

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