The heightened demand for work-integrated education experiences is being driven by global competition for investment and jobs. Therein lies the greatest value of internships and co-ops: their potential for attracting, growing and retaining the businesses and workers that will shape Ohio’s economic and social vitality through investment, economic growth and job creation.
Ohio businesses seeking to establish and maintain a competitive edge require a ready supply of skilled, knowledgeable innovators and problem solvers capable of working, adapting and succeeding in a fiercely competitive environment characterized by rapid technological change and advancement. In such an environment a gap often exists between the knowledge and skills students obtain in the classroom and the knowledge and ability skill requirements of the day-to-day workplace. Internships and co-ops help close that gap.
Cincinnati area internship and co-op programs: