"Our student cooperatives and interns bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas that help us deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy. We look to them as potential future leaders not only in our company, but more importantly, in the communities where we live and serve."
Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, President and CEO
Students of Southern Company goals include fostering an inclusive work environment for cooperative education students and providing an avenue for students to build camaraderie among themselves, expand their knowledge of the company and develop professional and leadership skills. Led by active students, the group coordinates site tours, networking opportunities, community service events, social events, lunch and learns and other activities. Get Involved!
After the work term begins, students receiving a housing stipend should provide lease documentation to their supervisor who will coordinate the stipend payout through HR Direct. Not all positions are eligible for a housing stipend.
Co-ops and Interns are eligible to receive some benefits. Please refer to the CO-OP and Intern Manuals found on the Student Programs Portal home page for details.
No, co-op students are not eligible to participate in the 401K program.
Co-ops should be paid for any unused vacation at the end of their last work term before they go on Leave to Graduate status.
In most cases, you will pay income taxes in the state in which you earned your wages. Please check with a tax professional to check the rules within your state.
Yes. Approval must be gained from your supervisor. Contact your recruiting to express your interest and for guidance on gaining approval.
Access JobSource through your mySource account to review and apply to the most current list of openings. Also communicate with your supervisor about your interests.
The co-op program is designed for students to complete their rotations with their original group. If you are in a group that does not seem like a good fit please contact your recruiter to discuss potential changes. In all cases make sure you continue to perform well in your current assignment.