What is the difference between a co-op and an internship?

For our college, a co-op is a multi-semester or summer-fall or spring-summer experience. An internship is a single summer or single semester experience. The quality of the experience, and its correlation to the engineering curriculum, are key in evaluating whether the experience will qualify for registration with the college's co-op and internship program. A student should make an appointment before they start work with Phil Jordan at (319)335-5763 to discuss whether their position qualifies.