Internships & Co-ops
An internship provides you with practical work experience in your chosen field.
Internship, Co-op, and Job Guidance for Spring and Summer 2021
As LSU continues to monitor the coronavirus pandemic, this internship, co-op, and job guidance is in place to support students in their pursuit of internship, co-op, and job experiences for Spring and Summer 2021.
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 full-time student status which can affect some current scholarships, student admission status, insurance, etc.
Questions after reviewing the Internship/Co-Op Registration Policies and Resources document? Contact Annemarie Menard at 225-578-2162 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship length varies and is agreed-upon between the student and employer. 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 are administered by the student’s respective college and require assignments outside of work. If a student finds an internship on his/her own, and wishes to receive academic credit, the student must work with their respective college contacts and academic advisor prior to participating in the internship. If you are unsure of how your internship could translate for credit please email the Olinde Career Center at email@example.com or contact your senior college. Parameters (e.g. requirements, agreements, assignments, grades) for such courses are at the discretion of your senior college.
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.
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.
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.
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? Annemarie Menard at 225-578-2162 or firstname.lastname@example.org