Business Department

Cooperative Education/Internships

BUSN 140 and BUSN 240 are the Cooperative Education coursesHowever, BUSN 140 and BUSN 240 are not an actual “classes.”  These courses are actually internships with real employers (also known as a Cooperative Education experience). This for-credit internship setup allows you to learn new skills and knowledge on the site from your choice of industry employer.

Here are some additional details regarding BUSN 140: Cooperative Education:

  • Please keep in mind that BUSN 140 is not a paid employment position. The Cooperative Education gives you the chance to get real work experience as an intern for college credit.
  • The prerequisite for BUSN 140 is BUSN 139 (the Pre-Internship Seminar). That class is offered every Spring and every other Fall.
  • Highline is regularly approached by local employers who are eager to have our students intern or work permanently at their organizations. Contact your department coordinator about opportunities that may be available for you to intern with.
  • IMPORTANT: Before you can receive an entry code and register for BUSN 140 or BUSN 240, you will need to complete pages 1, 2, and 5 of the Cooperative Education paperwork with your employer. Once the pages are complete, you must email them to Shawna Freeman at and request the entry code to register.
  • You must also take BUSN 139: Pre-Internship Seminar before taking BUSN 240.

An Internship is required in most of the professional-technical degrees and certificates at Highline and can be one of the most valuable courses in which students enroll. It is an excellent opportunity to gain legal experience, develop contacts and network, and enhance a resume. Internships may lead to employment opportunities.

 Please contact the faculty advisor for more information.

Internship/Coopertive Education Information & Helpful Hints:

HC Cooperative Education Website

HC Career Coach

OWL Purdue Resume Workshop

How to Practice for an Interview


 Some of our strongest, local partners in business internships for students include the following:


Further resources:

Learn more about the Business program

Business class descriptions


HC Business AA