Cooperative Education

Office of

Academic Internships,

Cooperative Education &

Service Learning

Neff Hall, Room 337

Phone | 260-481-6939

Email |

Debra Barrick | Director

Phone | 260-481-5471

Fax | 260-481-5460

Email |

Hours of Operation

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday to Friday

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Students have the opportunity to choose from the following options:

Alternating Co-op

Students have the opportunity to alternate semesters of full-time study with full-time employment. Students may work back to back sessions if a summer semester is involved.

Parallel Co-op

Students work 10-24 hours per week while attending IPFW. A minimum of two semesters are required and the student may continue working with the employer until graduation. An employer may also request full time work from the student during summer break.


Students work one semester paid internships;usually fulltime in the summer or part-time (24 hours) in the fall/spring.

The only majors allowed for a one semester placement are:

  • Accounting
  • Accounting - PBA
  • Actuarial Science
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Organizational Leadership

Students who are enrolled in a major that is not listed above may apply for an academic internship.

Other areas of interest:

Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning

Academic Internships

Service Learning