Co-op students working at Makino in Mason, Ohio.

Where Will You Co-op?

Co-op teaches you how work on a team, apply classroom knowledge to problem-solving, and marketable skills for future employers. Companies like to hire grads that acclimate quickly—those who are already familiar with the working environment. Whether it's a co-op in industry or research, you'll have this experience even before you receive your diploma! 


Our students co-op with over 600 businesses, industries, research organizations, and governmental agencies located around the world. Due to Cincinnati’s community ties, the heaviest concentration of assignments tend to be in the Midwest. Previous co-op employers include:

  • Apple
  • AtriCure
  • Boston Scientific
  • BASF
  • Dow
  • General Electric
  • NASA
  • Procter & Gamble
  • SpaceX
  • Toyota
  • Tesla
  • Walt Disney Company


Interested in working part-time or full-time to pursue your own startup or tech idea, or interested in getting paid to help commercialize advanced tech at UC? Want to just learn the ropes of entrepreneurship to advance your career in general? The Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Co-op Program is for you!


Headed to medical school or graduate school? Planning a career in research? Alternating classroom study with real, professional lab work can rapidly advance your development. A University of Cincinnati research co-op allows you to work side-by-side with PhDs, MDs and graduate students – learning, earning, discovering and presenting your findings before you earn your bachelor’s.

Our research co-op students join teams conducting significant, peer-reviewed research in corporate, university and government labs locally and across the globe.

Government and Industry Labs

  • NASA
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

On Campus Labs and Opportunities


We offer a program with an international option that enables students to co-op abroad in great countries like Japan and Germany. With this program, engineers can complete the same 5-year curriculum and gain valuable experience in the global marketplace. Learn more about International Co-op!

Questions about co-op?

Interested in a specific role? A job in a niche field? A specific city, state, or country? Our co-op staff will help you make the best match possible. Live chat with us by clicking the "live chat" button at the bottom of your screen or email us: to learn more about co-op!