Co-ops, Internships, Study Abroad and Career Services
Embry-Riddle’s Cooperative Education program provides students with an important link between theories and concepts learned in the classroom and the practical application of the acquired knowledge and skill in industry. This program bridges the gap between student life and the work world, combining students’ academic and career interests with work experiences in business, industry, and government.
Co-op/Internship experiences are only available to degree-seeking students. The work experience will help promote self-reliance and the development of a personal style in a productive and professional environment.
Undergraduate students must be active full-time students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ and have completed 30 credit hours of college credit. If a transfer student, you must have completed 30 credit hours of college credit with at least 12 credit hours with ERAU. No more than three consecutive terms of co-op/internships will be considered. At the undergraduate level a student may earn a maximum of 12 semester hours toward their degree program if applicable.
Graduate students must be active full-time students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0+ and have completed 6 credit hours with ERAU. Nine credit hours must be completed before starting the actual coop/internship. No more than three terms of co-op/internships will be considered at the graduate level for a maximum of of 3 semester hours.
*Due to state authorization requirements, Co-ops/Internships must be conducted in approved states only.
International students studying on student visa must meet the above requirements plus the following:
Training Employment Pass: To be applied by employer and has a duration of maximum 3 months. This pass is nonrenewable and does not fall into the foreign worker levy or quota.
Work Holiday Program: To be applied by students and has a duration of up to 6 months. This pass is nonrenewable and it has a quota of 2000 at any one time.
Study Abroad is an academic program which embraces and provides the unquestionable benefits of cultural exposure through international travel in today’s increasing globalization. Embry-Riddle offers its students a wealth of opportunities to study abroad with unique experiences which enhance their academic, professional, and personal lives. Motivated students in good academic standing who meet the qualification criteria have unique opportunities to take a variety of two to six week summer programs throughout the world. In addition, students may be able to participate in a semester or year-long student exchange program through partner schools that will be directly applicable to their degree programs at Embry-Riddle.
ERAU-Asia Career Services provides our students and alumni in the region with personal career assistance and access to a network of career resources through the Handshake, our ERAU career services management system. From individualized resume critiques and interviewing tips to interactive assistance with employer networking, the Worldwide Career Services Office provides immediate access to a wealth of career information. Students may also take advantage of Co-op/Internship opportunities, current job listings, hiring events and CareerShift, a comprehensive job search engine.
Students are encouraged to contact the ERAU-Asia Career Services Office directly or through their local campus location early in their degree program to develop a successful job search strategy and to maximize their potential to take advantage of career options. For more information, contact the ERAU-Asia Career Services office directly at Asia.Career.Services@erau.edu