What is the difference between Co op and Internship?

Co-operative education programs, commonly referred to as co-ops and
internships both provide students with the opportunity to gain work experience in their career fields

Co-ops provide students with a more in-depth and extensive work experience which can give students an edge over their peers.

Students who participate in co-ops stop taking classes to work full time. Co-ops are typically paid and last anywhere from three to 12 months.

Internships can be paid or unpaid, shorter in duration and are mostly done in the summer when students are out of school.

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