By embedding paid, professional experiences within our academic programs, co-op helps Lindner students gain the skills, confidence and connections that accelerate their learning and their careers.

At the university that founded co-op — ranked No. 1 public co-op and consistently Top 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report — you’ll immerse yourself in an innovative and experience-based curriculum that includes cross-disciplinary projects, remote work options and industry certifications.

man wearing white shirt and tie with dress pants, with brown curly hair and glasses, holds a giant Land o Lakes butter box in front of a branded display

Cameron Martinez, BBA ‘23, interned and Land O’Lakes during summer 2022 and will join the company full-time as an incoming dairy foods analyst, upon his graduation.

During your college experience, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a variety of co-ops or internships. These experiential learning opportunities are the perfect combination of theory, practice and reflection that allow you to earn as you learn.

Your co-ops aren't just real-world, they're launchpads that pay. UC partners with organizations such as Procter & Gamble, PricewaterhouseCoopers and NASA to provide you with relevant work experience that will give you a huge competitive advantage when you enter the job market.

Invented in 1906, UC's co-op program was the first of its kind in the United States. Lindner students who intern or co-op full-time earn an average salary of $10,800 per semester. Additionally, 92% of Lindner undergraduate students who participated in a full- or part-time co-op obtained a full-time job within three months of graduation.

Co-op and internship companies

Lindner students have gained real-world professional experience in co-op and internship programs at companies including, but not limited to:

  • altafiber (formerly Cincinnati Bell)
  • AMEND Consulting
  • American Financial Group
  • Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel
  • BMW
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Burke. Inc.
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Deloitte Services LLP
  • Delta Air Lines
  • EY
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Financial Bank
  • GE Aviation
  • Google
  • Great American Insurance Group
  • Hershey's
  • KAO Brands
  • Kellogg's
  • KPMG
  • Kroger
  • Land O'Lakes
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • NBCUniversal
  • Nestle Waters
  • Nielsen
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PwC
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • tiER1 Performance Solutions
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Toyota
  • Under Armour
  • U.S. Playing Card Company
  • Vantiv
  • Warner Bros.
  • Warner Music Group