Engineering and Technology students who meet the criteria outlined in the Co-op and Summer Intern Program brochures are eligible to apply for these work-study positions. Co-op and intern students are selected by industry based on grades, experience, and interviews. A co-op or intern position cannot be guaranteed to any applicant. During their sophomore and junior years, successful applicants alternate semesters as full-time students at McNeese and full-time workers in industry. Successful intern applicants work summers only following their freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
Technology students must be enrolled with the Registrar as a full-time technology major, and must enroll in at least 12 hours of courses leading to the technology degree (6 hours in summer terms) before the following work term. The students must be registered in either TECH 250 or TECH 450 during the terms they work in industry (including the summer term). The co-op program is open only to Technology majors who have completed the associate degree and are enrolled in the bachelor's program. Students in the associate degree program are eligible for summer intern positions. They must enroll in TECH 250.
Students enrolled in TECH 250 or TECH 450 are considered full-time students in the fall and spring semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services reporting. Other requirements for entry into, or continuance in the Co-op and Intern programs are listed in brochures available in the Office of the Co-op/Intern Director.