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Cooperative Work Experience

Internships for Credit at RCC

Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) will resume in 2021

What is CWE?

CWE is an exciting internship program offered by Rogue Community College. Through CWE, a student may earn college credit in return for paid or unpaid work hours at a local business. This program allows students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom and can be applied in a real business environment. Students work 33 hours in order to earn one college credit. Most students enroll in 3 credits for 99 hours of work.

How do I get started with CWE?

An RCC instructor (advisor), student, and a local business person will get together in a single meeting. They will establish the work and learning objectives for the term. An agreement that outlines the work objectives is signed by all. The work begins and ends within any of the specific 11-week school terms or within an 8-week summer term.

The CWE program has two checkpoints. The student will complete a midterm self-evaluation. The assigned supervisor will also complete an evaluation of the student’s performance.  Both of these forms are signed by the supervisor.  The same evaluations are completed again at the end of the term.  RCC works to keep the employer’s paperwork to a minimum. The student is required to manage the completion and submission of these forms. 

  • CWE is a great way for students to gain relevant experience in their chosen discipline and it is a great way for the student and businesses to connect.
  • Are you a business looking for some help?  Email for more details.
  • Are you a current student interested in Cooperative Work Experience for college credit to apply toward your degree? Please contact your RCC advisor for more information.


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