Special Programs for Co-ops & Internships
Special programs for co-ops and internships include:
- organizations that support student cohort groups during specific employment terms and refer the students for employment opportunities, while providing value-added features such as classes, mentoring, and field trips
- employers who hire large numbers of students, often in cohort groups, on a regular basis, with highly defined program parameters
If you find a co-op or internship employment program that interests you, visit a Career Services professional for advice and feedback on your application.
Career Services has long-standing relationships with some special programs.
Programs with Campus Relationships
Disney College Program
The Disney College Program (DCP) is designed for undergraduate students who work in a variety of basic roles throughout Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida; at Disneyland, in Anaheim, California; and in other Disney holdings.
A limited number of professional internships are available for upper level undergraduate students throughout the Disney organization. Previous successful participation in the Disney College Program confers an advantage to professional internship applicants.
To register at Wright State as a DCP co-op/internship participant, students must:
- have at the time of application and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA
- be a sophomore or above at time of participation
You are not required to register with Wright State to participate. However, registration as a full-time co-op/internship student preserves certain benefits of full-time enrollment, which may include eligibility for health insurance and preservation of deferment for student loan repayment.
Disney College Program requires that you have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to apply and participate.
Questions? Ask before you apply!
Contact Debra Wilburn, Assistant Director, Career Services, liaison to Disney College Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chat with Wright State students who have been there!
Contact Wright State University Disney College Program Campus Representatives:
Tiffany Fridley, DCP alumna, email@example.com
Cathleen Belus, DCP alumna, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
The Washington Center offers internship placements with a variety of governmental and non-governmental agencies in and around Washington, D. C.; some placements across the U.S.; special programs affiliated with the presidential nominating conventions and inauguration; and internship placements abroad.
The Washington Center (TWC) offers opportunities for all majors, with a variety of governmental and non-governmental agencies:
- in and around Washington, D. C.;
- some placements across the U.S.;
- and internship placements abroad.
- plus special programs affiliated with the presidential nominating conventions and inauguration.
Campus liaison approval is required for application.
Start process with Career Services 2 months prior to the submission deadline.
You must also meet Wright State eligibility for co-op and internship
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) at WPAFB
The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Student Research Program provides research internships for undergraduate and graduate science and engineering students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate and the Air Force Institute of Technology. Students benefit both academically and financially by working in state-of-the-art laboratories with top professionals in their field.
Find Other Special Programs
- Use the Co-ops, Internships, & other Field-Related Experience for Current Students section of our online Job Search Resource Center to find links to special programs.
- Use the Internship Series Online:
- Conduct an advanced internet search using keywords 'co-op,' 'cooperative education,' 'internship' and keywords from your interest area. Use several different searches, with different combinations of keywords, to maximize your results.
- Look on bulletin boards in your academic department.
- Ask professors and other contacts for suggestions.
- If an organization interests you, research it to find out if it offers co-ops or internships.
For starters, look for a Student, Internship, or Career links on the organization's website.
The Wright Search
In The Wright Search, you can:
- create a searchable account profile
- post your résumé for employers to review
- find co-op and internship jobs posted by employers
- Learn about and register special events with employers
- search for employer contacts
- Sign up for on-campus job interviews
- Receive targeted announcements from Career Services
- Set up email alerts for job postings
Job Seeker Stories
Chris Kershner, V.P., Public Policy & Economic Development, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, and Wright State Class of 2000, looks back on his internship in Washington, D.C. as an important step on his career path. Chris interned at The Washington Center. Learn more . . .