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Internship vs. Co-op

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What is the difference between an internship and co-op in university? Do you always get paid both ways?
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A co-op position is usually work experience you obtain through a co-op program that is offered at a school, and they typically pay on a progressive scale, based on your academic and work experience, by industry standards.

Internships can be either paid or unpaid, but they serve the same function as co-op: to give you work experience in your field of study or interest.

I strongly recommend all university students, either future or current, to take advantage of these opportunities. They will help you a lot when you look for your first job after graduation.
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Thank you for the input :)
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Internship are usually ONE long period of work in a field related to your program. Co-ops are usually... alternating between school. So... school for 4 months then co op placement for 4 months, then school again for 4 months, then back to co op for 4 months...and the pattern continues until you graduate. So technically you probably won't have any "summer holdiay break"
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Thanks sllencer, this really helped.:compress:
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