Student Life

Co-ops

At Marymount University, the terms “internship” and “co-op” can be interchangeable with one exception: The federal government quite often offers co-ops (cooperative education positions); however, they differ from internships in that at the end of the work period the co-op student may have the opportunity to become a permanent government employee without reapplying for the position. Federal government internships — as opposed to co-op positions — may not offer this option.