Co-ops are typically paid positions and last anywhere from three to 12 months. As a result, students are out of class and working for at least a full school year over the course of their college career. Co-ops provide students with a more in-depth and extensive work experience, because students invest more time in co-ops, and can provide a significant contribution to an organization, which can include working on big projects.
Internship programs can offer more flexibility for students. Internships can be paid or unpaid, shorter in length and completed in the summer when students are out of school. Students who choose to do internships during the school year usually work part time so they can still take classes.
In comparison to an internship, which is something that you choose to do in order to develop your skills in a profession, volunteering can also serve this purpose, but the driving force is your desire to help out. In general terms, volunteering is simply the act of “voluntarily” giving your time and energy to help a cause. Review our Event Calendar and contact us if you're ever interested in volunteering for an event. Volunteer hours will be credited accordingly.
If you're interested in getting involved with Murfreesboro Water's Community Affairs, email Sharon Seibert at email@example.com to learn more.