Consistent with the expectations of employers and graduate schools, students are required to complete at least one significant work assignment for academic credit during their tenure at Hampton. An internship is typically a paid summer experience of two or three months, whereas, a cooperative education experience typically is for six months. These experiences enrich the student’s education by providing relevant perspectives to the theories and techniques covered in the classroom. Students who have internships and/or cooperative education experiences are more attractive to employers. The School of Business works closely with the Career Counseling and Planning Center and our corporate partners to enhance the number and quality of these internship and cooperative experiences; however it is the responsibility of the student to secure such an experience.