Cooperative Education

About Cooperative Education

The UNM Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program integrates classroom studies with paid, productive, real-life work experience in a degree-related field. Students nation-wide get the best of both worlds: a high quality academic degree and an impressive resume of practical work experience.  (See below for eligibility and application procedure.)

Current UNM students that have successfully completed at least:

  • 24 hours of course work (undergraduate)
  • 12 hours of course work (transfer student)
  • 09 hours of course work (graduate)


that are in good academic standings:

  • min. cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate)
  • min. cumulative GPA of 3.0 (graduate)


Additional Information about the UNM Co-op Program

FAQs about the UNM Co-op Program

  1. International Students Meet with a GEO Advisor first. All others start with the second step: 
  • Schedule an appointment with a GEO Advisor each semester prior to the start of employment for initial approval. Click  here for CPT instructions.

      2. Complete the Co-op Agreement Form:

  • Fill out all required fields of the Agreement Form and collect all required signatures. These forms may be emailed (preferred) to the Co-op Coordinator or dropped off at Career Services.

     3. Register for your Co-op Program:

  • The Co-op Coordinator will provide you with the registration call number, which you will need to register for the Co-op Course.  (Registration after the second week of each semester will result in a $75 late fee payable to the Office of the Registrar.)

Before the Internship:  (Please Click the link below)

Co-op Agreement Form

After the Internship: (Please Download Form to Fill)

Co-op Student Evaluation Form

Co-op Supervisor Evaluation Form

Further Questions

Any further questions or concerns regarding the Co-op Program may be directed to our Co-op Coordinator, Sara Wortman.