Internships & Cooperative Education

Resources for Eastern Florida State College Students

Several Eastern Florida State College Career and Technical programs (non-Health Science) have an internship course as an elective option or as a required course. Students who are declared in a Career Tech major (an A.S. degree or college credit certificate program) must coordinate internships with the technical program faculty or confirm an “instructor of record” and should have an updated resume before applying for an internship. In most instances students will need to secure the business or organization to be the internship site host.

View the Career Tech program-specific information, which includes the contact person, and then follow the steps below for a Career Tech Internship for college credit or Cooperative Education Experience.

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Step 1:  Starting the process

Student contacts a Technical Program Faculty (instructor) to determine if appropriate course work has been completed and student is prepared for a college credit internship. Students may also check with an academic advisor on the status of appropriate technical courses completed.

An Instructor within the Career & Technical Programs department must agree to be the "instructor of record" for the internship.

Review and fill-out EFSC's Career Tech Internship Packet. (You will submit this form to the Instructor of Record)

Internships for college credit follow the traditional college schedule of classes with predetermined start and end dates by terms and require the student to pay the appropriate tuition amount for the course.

Step 2:  Finding the business to host the internship

Student secures the appropriate business or organization (internship site host) that will sponsor an internship. Preparing a great resume and practicing for job interviews can be very helpful as students seek an internship host site. Visit EFSC's Career Planning & Development Center to access these and other great career planning services.

Step 3:  Establishing goals

Student meets with Instructor to determine if the internship host site is acceptable and to establish internship goals that will be required in the college credit course. Instructor identifies course objectives, requirements and deadlines.

Step 4:  Building the course

Instructor works with appropriate EFSC personnel to build internship college credit course section in Banner. Appropriate college personnel will build the course in Banner. Internship courses traditionally follow the regular class schedule with pre-determined start and end dates by terms. Internship courses require the student to pay the appropriate tuition.

Step 5:  Registering for the course

Student will obtain instructor signature for the internship course on a college registration form. Student will meet with an academic advisor to register for the internship course.

Step 6:  Submitting internship packet

Instructor reviews the internship packet and determines which documents are necessary for the internship. Forms and necessary documentation may vary across programs. Instructor maintains original internship forms.

Internship Contacts & Forms

Career & Technical Program Internships

Program-Specific Info & Contacts

Career Tech Internship Packet

Bachelor Degree Program Internships

EFSC's Career Development Center coordinates bachelor-level options.

Not a Career Tech or Bachelor's student? You may still be eligible for internships. Check the internship section on EFSC's College Central Network for opportunities.

Explore Service Learning

Students who are not eligible for an internship but are seeking experiential learning outside of the classroom should contact EFSC's Center for Service Learning with 350 community partners to choose from. Volunteer your time and talent at a non-profit organization and receive college credit.