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Employer Requirements for participation in the Cooperative Education/Internship program

    • Provide the student with a minimum of 30 hours during the CTE cycle (5 days, every other Wednesday through Tuesday alternating with 5 days of academic requirements)
    • Pay the student directly, deducting appropriate taxes (NOT on a 1099) (Co-op only)
    • Cover the student on the Workman’s Compensation policy** (both Co-op and Internship)
    • Comply with the Essex North Shore’s district policy on background checks on supervisors
      • CORI for MA residents
      • SAFIS (Statewide Applicant Fingerprint Information System) for out of state residents
    • Allow an initial worksite safety assessment and periodic (by term) on site visits by school rep.
    • Complete “Cooperative Education Agreement”/ “Internship Agreement”
    • Agree to comply with all restrictions for workers under 18 years of age
      • In particular, limitations on number of hours minors are allowed to work
  • Agree to provide supervision to students at all times
  • Agree to verify hours worked and evaluate skills for the student on a weekly basis
  • Report any call out, injury, termination or other immediate concern to the Co-op office
  • Please note that unpaid internships are limited to one trimester and limited to certain CTE programs

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About Our Services

Our online Employer Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You must register your organization with our office prior to accessing these services. Once your registration is reviewed, if it is approved you will receive an email which includes a link to activate your account.

If approved, depending on your access level, you will be able to use some or all of the services listed below:

  • Job Posting
    Post jobs targeted to Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School students, alumni.
  • Our online Employer Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • You must register your organization with our office prior to accessing our services. Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email which includes a link to activate your account.
  • Job postings are available to current students.
  • Please visit the Cooperative Education section of the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School web page for more information on the Cooperative Education program.