Cooperative Education/Internships

Cooperative education or internships are academic programs combining classroom theories with real on-the-job applications of learning through work experience (also known as experiential learning). Students are awarded credit not for the work itself, but for the demonstration of learning which occurs in and throughout the work experience. Experiential learning is developed through learning contracts by the student in collaboration with a faculty mentor and a community based supervisor.

Employer Information

Find out how your company can benefit from internship and work study programs. If you would like to submit a request for an intern, please fill out a job/description form and submit it to: 

  • Email to Jan Adams at Whatcom Community College: or you can request to be sent or e-mailed a form.
  • Or print a copy of the job description form and mail to: Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226 or fax (360) 383-4000 (w/ Attn. Jan Adams) on the top.
  • Upon receipt of your job description the college will post and screen for your Internship position with students. You will be contacted in the manner specified on your position description form.

For further information on employer and student responsibilities, click the printable Employer Info Sheet.


Contact Information

Jan Adams
Laidlaw Center 116F
(360) 383-3080
Office Hours 
Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM
Fridays by appt only