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Internship and Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program

Counseling and Career Services is located in RCF 302.                        Phone 443 518 1340

Howard Community College values and understands the benefits that experiential learning provides. Students are able to optimize their education by integrating academic theory with hands on experience in the workplace. As a result, they bring a broadened perspective to the classroom, and thus they are better prepared for a career in the highly competitive business environment that exits today. At the same time, employers benefit from the knowledge and skills of our best students.

On a recent National Public Radio program, the benefits of internships were discussed.  Here is the presentation.

The Co-op/Internship Program office’s mission is to assist HCC students in preparing for and finding work experience opportunities that will help them achieve their academic and career goals. We are located within the office of Counseling and Career Services (RCF 302). Stop by or give us a call at 443-518-1340.


Co-ops and internships allow you to apply what you are learning in the classroom to a career that interest you. By participating in a co-op or internship, you will learn new skills and begin to network in your chosen career.  


Earn Academic Credit for your Internship

Howard Community College’s Cooperative Education program (Co-Op) makes it possible for students to earn academic credit for their internship.  It may also be possible to earn credits toward your degree with your current job through the co-op program.  For more information contact Sheri Hawes, Internship Co-Op Manager, at or 443-518-1340.


Students participating in co-ops and internships are interested in acquiring and improving work based skills: however, these opportunities would not exist without you. Organizations from small start-ups to large corporations and non-profits play an integral part in preparing HCC’s students to make a difference in the work force.  

Employers are invited to participate in the HCC Career Information Series events and industry specific Internship Fairs.  Please contact if you would like more information on participating in these events.


Co-ops and internships allow students to learn about themselves and explore how their majors relate to the world of work. Both classroom experiences and field experiences contribute to their education and personal development.

Counseling and Career Services (CCS) is very interested in partnering with HCC faculty members regarding internship collaboration. If you are an HCC faculty member and would like to join HCC Job Connection, or partner with CCS, please contact We have a unique feature within HCC Job Connection where you can “Report a Hire,” to indicate when a HCC student has successfully secured an internship. We look forward to partnering with you!


Counseling and Career Services   Room RCF 302
Phone 443-518-1340Fax 443-518-4499
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