Co-op and Internship Program

The Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Internship Program at Owens Community College is a partnership between the college, employers and students that formally integrates academic work with experience in the business world.

For the next few years these programs will be supported by the Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops (OMIC) Grant. The grant targets certain key Ohio industry sectors and business functions. The grant allows businesses in key Ohio industries to hire students as interns or co-ops at a significantly reduced cost, by reimbursing up to 50% of student wages. The interns will come from programs within the School of Business and the School of STEM that are aligned with these industry sectors and business functions.

While we will assist you to find student interns for your business, only certain industries benefit from the OMIC grant. To learn if your business qualifies please click here.

Benefits to Employers

A Co-op/Internship partnership gives you:


The OMIC Grant Program will:

Who Qualifies?

Employers offering internships and co-ops for undergraduate students in Ohio.
Employers whose business is aligned with industries targeted by JobsOhio Industry areas as listed below:

Targeted Industries

Business Functions

Internship and Co-op Program Business Partners

Business partners for the OMIC Co-op and Internship Program include: