Undergraduate Co-op & Internship Questions Answered


Why Co-Op or Intern?

  • Gain relevant work experience
  • Build a strong resume
  • Expand your career prospects
  • Develop professional skills
  • Earn a competitive wage
  • Grow your professional network
  • Learn how work works

Why Register Your Undergrad
Co-Op or Internship?

  • Co-op and internship audit hours are tuition-free
  • Audit hours are recorded on your official transcript
  • Earnings do not affect FAFSA status
  • Maintain active student status during your work terms
  • Career advisors can provide support during your work term

You got an offer!  What’s next?

  • Enter placement info in CareerBuzz.
    (My Quicklinks > “Submit/Edit Co-op or Internship Placement” > “Add New Experience”)
  • Attach to completed placement form:
    • Offer letter (Must include start/end dates of co-op or internship and exact address of work site.)
    • Copy of I-20 – ONLY International students (Must include employer’s information, as well as start and end date of work term). Important additional information at:  b.gatech.edu/2YTwZbL
  • Complete a new placement form before EACH semester’s work term.

Note: Co-op work term requirement is at least 14 weeks during a fall or spring semester and at least 8 weeks during a summer semester. Internship term requirements are the same.

Please be advised that an offer is a contractual agreement. After accepting an offer, please withdraw from further interviewing and notify all companies with pending offers.

  • Complete Experiential Learning Application in CareerBuzz
  • Good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or above)
  • For co-ops you must have 3 or more academic semesters remaining at start of first work term

Keep in Mind

  • Co-ops must be full-time and paid.
  • Internships can be full or part-time, paid or unpaid.
  • Work experience must be major related.