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[Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program]
A prestigious, paid internship program sponsored by Oregon industries.
How does the MECOP process work?
Helpful Information for MECOP Interviews
Undergraduate business students majoring in Accountancy, BIS, Finance, Marketing, or Management (specific interest in Project Management) can apply. If you are not majoring in one of these disciplines but are still interested, please email Alexandra.Martino@oregonstate.edu.
Requirements for MECOP:
ACTG: ACTG 317, ACTG 318, ACTG 319 before first internship
BIS:BIS: BA 272 or BIS 272, BA 370 or ACTG 378, BIS 371 or BA 371, BIS 372 or BA 372 before first internship.
MRKT:MRKT: BA 223 or BA 390, MRKT 396 before first internship; MRKT 492 before second internship.
MGMT: BA 352, MGMT 364 before first internship; two of (MGMT 452, MGMT 453, MGMT 455, MGMT 457) before second internship.
Participation in MECOP requires several steps:
4. Junior-Year Internship:
5. Return to Campus/Senior Year:
6. Senior-Year Internship/Return to Campus:
You should refer to the section above on How the MECOP Process Works for detailed information. Business students go out on MECOP internships from June (after classes end) to December 23rd. This means that most likely you will not be enrolled in any classes during the Fall term (MECOP internships are full-time, 40hr/wk). You must plan your academic schedule accordingly. If interested in the COB Arthur Stonehill exchange program, you should meet with your academic advisor to discuss this in more detail. It may not be possible to do both MECOP and an exchange.
Application information can be found on the MECOP website.
Students participating in MECOP can register for and receive credit for their time away from campus. BA 410 Internship credit can be used as elective credits that will count toward your 180 total credits needed to graduate. BA 410 credit can also be used to satisfy internship requirements for a major in the College of Business. If you do not need any additional credits as part of your academic program, you may register for BA 004, a no-cost and zero-credit, transcript-visible internship course. If you are not sure whether or not you need internship elective credits, make an appointment to see your Advisor.
How to enroll for and claim internship credits for MECOP:
You will need to Request an Experience in Handshake to register and get credit for your internship. Internship requests must be completed before registering for a COB internship course, BA 410 or BA 004, and before starting the internship. The form will ask for the following information:
Means of Evaluation:
To receive BA 004 or BA 410 MECOP credit, you must have successfully completed the associated amount of time and work during your MECOP internship. This will be assessed by means of the scores that you receive from your MECOP employer as expressed on your mid-term or final 'MECOP appraisal' reports (these are the reports that your MECOP employer submits to MECOP to report on your performance during your internship).
What are the important dates and deadlines for MECOP?
Please refer directly to the calendar online at the MECOP website for specific information. For an overview of the MECOP process, please refer to the How does the MECOP process work section above.
When do I take the BA 407 MECOP seminar class and when do I register for it?
The BA 407 seminar class no longer exists. MECOP took this work in-house in 2022.
When do I turn in my resume to MECOP?
MECOP will prompt you for resume submission. This process is web based.
What is the salary range for a MECOP internship?
Salaries vary between companies but MECOP has set a minimum for business students of $18/hr.
How does housing work? Is it provided?
Housing is not provided by MECOP at any of its locations. You must make your own housing arrangements. Many students find other MECOP students to share housing arrangements. About 90% of MECOP internships are located in the Portland metro area.
How many openings are there?
The number of positions in a specific major will vary from year to year.