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Jenn Reyes, MAT
Coordinator of Cooperative Education
Email: Jreyes@rcc.mass.edu
Office: Building 3, Suite 424
Phone: 857-701-1275  

Aneesa Nichols
College & Career Navigator
Email: anichols@rcc.mass.edu
Office: Building 4, Room 102
Phone: 857-701-1607


Career Resources

Faculty Advisors for Credit Based internships

Biological Sciences
Prof. Kristin Lard: BioTech (klaird@rcc.mass.edu)
Prof. Stacey Olson: Laboratory Animal Care (soloson@rcc.mass.edu)

Broadcast Media
Prof. Justin Petty (jpetty@rcc.mass.edu)

Business Administration
Prof. Varnel Antoine (vantoine@rcc.mass.edu)

Criminal Justice
Prof. Michael Harris (mharris@rcc.mass.edu)

Early Childhood Education
Prof. Michelle Howard Harrel (mharre@rcc.mass.edu)

Information Systems Technology

If you want to get credit for other departments meet with Coordinator of Cooperative Education.

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For Faculty

Deadline to apply for RCC Internship Program (for credit only):
  • Summer 2017: Friday, May 12th, 2017
  • Fall 2017: Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • Spring 2018: Friday, December 15th 2017

For Credit Based internships

  1. Identify students for internships and refer them to the Career Development Website.
  2. Encourage students to sign up for an Informational Workshop online (Required for Credited students the semester before internship begins).
  3. Sign Faculty Internship Advisor Approval Form.
  4. Share any additional information with Coordinator of Cooperative Education.

For Non Credit Based Internships

  1. Identify students for internships and refer them to the Career Development Website.
  2. Encourage students to sign up for an Informational Workshop.
  3. Encourage them to meet with Coordinator of Cooperative Education or Career Navigator.

For Employers

For Credit Based Internships and Co-ops: students need to complete a minimum of 150 hours

For Non-Credit based internships- students must be compensated

  1. Fill out Employer Inquiry Form in order to provide a description of your organization and job description.
  2. Contact Coordinator of Cooperative Education for information about internship opportunities and what responsibilities are appropriate for an internship or co-op job.
  3. Coordinator will match students with opportunities that best aligns with student’ skills and academic and career goals.
  4. Interview Candidates.
  5. Fill out RCC Credited Internship Agreement (for credit-based internships only)
  6. Hire, train and oversee student(s).
  7. Provide a timekeeping system for credit based internships.
  8. Coordinator and/or Faculty Advisor will come for site visit.
  9. Evaluate intern (Employer Evaluation Form), co-op student by email survey.

For Career Fairs, Speaker Series and Other Recruiting opportunities contact the Coordinator of Cooperative Education

Learning Outcomes:

For specific department academic outcomes see Faculty Advisor

  • Develop technical skills and professional communications in a work setting.
  • Understand industry and organizational structures, culture, and ethics.
  • Apply and reflect on the connections to academic theory and practice.
  • Strengthen critical thinking, research skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop awareness of self, others, and social responsibility in a work, career, and global context.
  • Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references.
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