Co-op programs and internships allow students the opportunity to partner with local and national businesses to apply what they learn in the classroom in a professional setting.

Internships and co-ops have:

  1. A defined beginning and end
  2. A job description with desired qualifications
  3. Clearly defined learning objectives and goals, set forth at the beginning of the experience

Internships and co-ops can be identified as having, all or some, of the following characteristics:

  1. The possibility of the student receiving or not receiving credit (Tuition fees and course enrollment apply in all instances of credit achievement)
  2. Being paid or unpaid
  3. Required GPA for enrollment and participation
  4. Educational agreement with Academic departments within the specific universities and colleges
  5. Employment during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. (Multiple or alternating term employment takes place under both programs, depending on university and college standards)

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KLESSE Students
EGR 3303: Co-Op Experience

You must talk to a faculty member before engaging in Co-Op activity. Once approved you must sign the Co-Op Statement of Understanding.

Student Experiences

A Successful Mission: Marshall’s Summer Interns Go Virtual

Our very own Talha Khan participated in this wonderful opportunity, and here is what he had to say about it.

Talha Khan with NASA logo
“I've had the chance to join NASA's IMPACT Earth Science Phenomena Detection team.Using satellite imagery, I'm creating a deep learning artificial intelligence model to automate the detection of dust storms in real-time in order to alert weather forecasters, emergency managers, and citizens.
Talha Khan, CEID
Image from Nanoracks media gallery


Time magazine has employed Nanoracks to design and build a 3D camera housing that will be sent to the International Space Station for the filming of a 3D immersion documentary. This has never been done before and it is an exciting project.

UTSA Klesse College alumni and interns working on the ISS camera project

  • Nanoracks
    Joseph Kissling (Klesse College Class of 2019) designed the entire assembly for the camera.
  • Land Aero Group
    Frank M. Garcia, Frank C. Garcia, Alex Lauprecht (Klesse College Class of 2019), and Matt Fierro (Klesse College intern) are all responsible for the manufacturing of the detailed parts for the camera.
  • NASA/Jacobs Engineering
    Nick Martinez (Klesse College Class of 2019), a materials scientist at NASA, is responsible for the review of all flight hardware sent to the ISS.


The camera shown in this video, built by Nanorack, was recently sent up to the ISS but stayed inside of the station. The project that is currently being worked on is the design of a camera that will be used outside of the ISS.