Cooperative Education & Internship Program

Unmatched professional experiences with leading employers, so you can earn while you learn.
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University of Wisconsin-Stout's Cooperative Education & Internship Program (CEIP) is our flagship experiential learning experience supporting UW-Stout’s career-focused mission and polytechnic designation. CEIP provides students unmatched opportunities to experience an active and applied focus on learning within their professional field before they graduate ready to do more on day one. Our award-winning program is centrally coordinated by Career Services ensuring structure, support and collaborative partnerships between employers, students, and university faculty/staff.

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Career Readiness is Key
Enroll in our program to complete a work experience that will allow you to develop essential career readiness skills ultimately increasing your employability upon graduation. Employer partners participate in our program to recruit career ready students, build their talent pipeline and provide feedback, ultimately influencing the education of students entering their professional field.

UW-Stout Co-op & Internship Program




Work experience is at least 8 weeks and students enroll in Fall, Spring, and/or Summer terms 

Students do major-related work within the guidelines of their Academic Program

Earn 1 credit per term - course enrollment must be concurrent with work experience

Students work in positions located on-campus, off-campus, in-state, out-of-state, and internationally

Paid (W-2 only)


Unpaid & Paid (i.e. W-2, 10-99, Stipend)

32 hrs per week / 320+ hrs per term


Weekly hrs vary / 80+ hrs per term

Full-time student status awarded


Student status determined by enrolled credits