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Get practical, on-the-job experience
  • Internships through our Cooperative Education program are a great way to enhance what you learn as a CCC student. You can apply what you learn on campus while working full- or part-time in a paid or unpaid internship related to your major area of study.

    You will gain the kind of practical, on-the-job experience that employers want, earn income, and earn college credit toward your degree or diploma.

    College Credit: Cooperative Education students receive one semester-hour of college credit for a minimum of 60 hours of work, and can earn up to 16 semester-hours of credit through the program. Ask your adviser about how Cooperative Education credits fit into your program of study.

    Internship learning objectives can be directed toward:

    • Gaining knowledge about a job or career area.
    • Improving personal skills.
    • Practical application of skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom
    • Improving technical skills.

    Opportunities: Central Community College students have several avenues open for setting up Cooperative Education internships:

    • If you’re just starting a new job, your employer and the college can plan a paid internship that will help you relate what you’ve learned in the classroom to the demands of your new position.
    • If you’ve been working at your current job for a while, a Cooperative Education internship can be just the ticket to broaden your job knowledge and increase your value to your employer.
    • If you are enrolled at the college and don’t have a job, we can help you find a position related to your major field of study and appropriate for your current level of skill.

    Contact us for more information: toll-free for all locations 1-877-222-0780. When asked for an extension number, dial the last four digits of one of the numbers below.

    • Columbus Campus: 402-562-1210, 
    • Grand Island Campus: 308-398-7421;
    • Hastings Campus: 402-461-2419,