Cooperative Education (Co-op)

The Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program is an immersive work experience in which students are employed full-time by a company for up to six months*, which includes summer and one academic quarter, to supplement education with real-world experiences.

For the Summer 2019 Pilot program (Summer and Fall Quarter), participating departments include Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Certain academic qualifications apply**.


To participate:

  1. Login to the Jacobs School Job & Internship Portal
  2. Update your resume
  3. Search for Co-op opportunities
  4. Fill out the appropriate department course plan form:

    Computer Science & Engineering Course Plan
    Electrical & Computer Engineering Course Plan
    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Course Plan


Why Participate?

  • More exciting projects than a traditional 12-week internship.
  • Better work experience for a future career, especially with the same company.
  • Co-op students often receive higher starting salary offers upon graduation than traditional interns.

Questions? Email jacobscap@eng.ucsd.edu


*Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Students must take courses during Summer Session 1 and therefore can participate in the co-op full-time for only 5 months, August-December 2019.
**Undergraduates only, Junior Standing, 3.0 GPA, with rare exceptions. International Students must remain full-time students but can participate in the program full-time.




Participating Co-op Companies

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