Academic Internships
Learn Through On-the-Job Experience
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Get real-life job experience in your chosen field of study through Montgomery College's Cooperative Education & Internship Program. The Co-op Program allows students to blend classroom learning with on-the-job experience in a business, government, technical, or professional field.

This three-credit academic course places eligible MC students in full or part-time jobs directly related to their major, allowing students to test their career objectives and develop valuable professional networks.

Students in the Co-op Program have worked at National Institutes of Health, WRC-TV, US Congress, Marriott, Lockheed Martin, Voice of America, IBM, Euromotor Cars, NIST, Actera, Georgetown Law Center, Suburban Hospital, National Aquarium, Washington Post, Celera Genomics, American Red Cross, Department of Justice, and Montgomery County Police. Most positions are in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, but some students have chosen work experiences in places like California, New York, West Virginia, and Florida.


To participate in Co-op, students must:

  • be currently enrolled at any campus of Montgomery College
  • have completed 12 credits in college
  • have completed two courses in their major 
  • have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • register and pay for the academic credit Co-op course

Learn more about the Co-op Program and how to apply

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 “Through my major, I had the opportunity to serve two internships. They definitely prepared me for the work world and opened my eyes. I came out with a better idea of what to expect and what the experience would be like.”
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