The Cooperative Education Program is designed for students who want to obtain paid practical work experience while pursuing a degree. Co-op prepares undergraduate as well as graduate students for entry into the work force by offering opportunities for practical hands-on training prior to graduation. This on-the-job training gives the co-op student a competitive edge over others who have not had previous experience in their field of study.

Many Cal Poly Pomona graduates have benefited greatly from their participation in the Co-op Program, and because of their experience, they have found themselves several steps ahead of their peers when entering the work force.

There is no fee to participate in Cooperative Education. Students that are hired through the program must enroll in a Co-op/Internship course to obtain credit. Courses are typically a 1-2 unit independent study course.

To find out more about our program please click on the Prospective Students link below.  To enroll in our program, please click on the Getting Started link below.  For more information about available internships, visit our Job Opportunities link.