Co-op and Internships


Cooperative education is full-time, paid work experience in a professional setting. Students often alternate co-op blocks with semesters of on-campus study. 

RIT has the fourth-oldest and one of the largest cooperative education programs in the world, annually placing more than 4,500 students in more than 6,200 co-op assignments throughout the U.S. and in 40 foreign countries.

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By the Numbers


More than 4,500 RIT students complete over 6,200 co-op assignments each year


RIT co-op students work for more than 3,400 employers throughout the U.S. and abroad annually


94% of co-op employers said they would hire their RIT co-op student for a full-time position


Annually, RIT co-op students generate more than $45 million in earnings through their employment

A sampling of organizations where RIT co-op students have worked recently

  • Amazon
  • American Greetings
  • Apple
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BMW Manufacturing Co.
  • Citigroup
  • Forbes Media
  • GE Aviation
  • Godiva Chocolatier
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NASA
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Tesla, Inc.
  • The Strong National Museum of Play
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education

The RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education is driven by a simple mission: to provide effective, high-quality services to RIT students and alumni, empowering and supporting them in the achievement of their experiential learning, career, and employment goals.

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Office Drop-In Hours
Stop by the Bausch and Lomb Center for a quick question.
Monday-Friday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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Call 585-475-2301

For Employers

RIT is one of the nation’s top comprehensive universities, setting the national standard for career-oriented education. You gain easy access to a highly-qualified, career-focused talent pool. Our reputation for excellence is built on an academic portfolio designed to meet the current and future needs of business and industry.

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