Cooperative Education, or co-op, gives you the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience while you are earning your degree. A co-op experience will help you futher define your career path and fully realize the potential of what you are learning in the classroom. All students seeking professional registration and licensure must earn 700 “units” prior to becoming eligible to sit for the Architectural Record Examination (ARE). Find out more.

An intern works under the direct supervision of a registered architect. RIT M.Arch students may begin accumulating internship units (8 hours of training = one unit) through domestic or international co-op programs offered in partnership with RIT or through summer employment obtained independently by the student.

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