Co-ops and Professional Development

Co-ops, Internships and Careers

Welcome to the FEnn co-op program

The Fenn Co-op Program is a structured, academic program that integrates classroom studies with paid, productive, real-life work experiences. Students complete three to four semesters of co-op often resulting in employment with government agencies, industrial manufacturers, consulting firms and other private engineering enterprises. Students receive many benefits by entering the engineering profession while still in school through co-op, such as:

  • Linking classroom and workplace
  • Peer mentoring
  • Direct contact with Engaged Faculty
  • Co-op Scholarship Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities with future employers
  • Earning academic credit and certificate of completion upon graduation

Students attending the Washkewicz College of Engineering also have the option to participate in an internship during their time at Cleveland State University. An internship is typically a one-time work or service experience related to the student's major or career goal. The internship plan generally involves students working in professional settings under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals. Engineering internships are paid experiences, but students may or may not receive academic credit for this experience. Students that participate in this program can expect:

  • Usually a one-time work (10-12 week) assignment, during the fall, spring, or summer semester
  • Typically doesn't interfere with college classes due to timing
  • Can be full-time or part-time
  • Undergraduate Students (freshman-seniors) are eligible in most cases

If you have any questions please contact the Fenn Co-op Office

Erin Elosh, Sr. Manager of Co-op and Industry Outreach, 216-687-6968,
Visit the Fenn Co-op Office - Washkewicz Hall Room 305