Cooperative Education and Internships

Purdue offers cooperative education opportunities with industry. More information can be found on the Office of Professional Practice (OPP) site. These can include the traditional Co-Op program with alternating work and on-campus terms, or via internships.

Co-Op students are responsible for:

  1. Once you accept a co-op offer from an OPP partnering employer, submit a copy of your offer letter to the IE Co-Op Specialist and Director of Academic Programs.

  2. Schedule an advising appointment to develop a revised plan-of-study.

  3. Contact the Division of Financial Aid. Discuss the impact of participating in Co-Op on scholarships or financial aid you may have.

  4. If you are an international student, review and complete: 

Note: If you are a First Year Engineering (FYE) student, please contact Morgan Kuryla for next steps.


Purdue Professional Practice Policies

Students who participate in the Professional Practice Program should follow OPP guidelines.


Flex Co-Op Information

Please review the new Flex Co-Op Program documentation from the Office of Professional Practice.