Student Programs Portal
"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."
-Tom Fanning, President and CEO, Southern Company
A housing stipend was included in my offer. What do I need to do to begin receiving the housing stipend?
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.
Are coops and interns eligible to receive benefits?
Coops and Interns are eligible to receive some benefits. Please refer to the COOP and Intern Manuals found on the Student Programs Portal home page for details.
Are co-ops eligible for 401K?
No, co-op students are not eligible to participate in the 401K program.
When a co-op goes on Leave to Graduate, what happens to the vacation time accrued?
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.
I am a co-op or intern that lives in one state and works in another. What state do I pay income taxes in?
In most case 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.
Can I get involved with assisting recruitment of the next groups of coops/interns?
Yes. Approval must be gained from your supervisor. Contact your recruiting to express your interest and for guidance on gaining approval.
I am a current coop or intern graduating this semester...what do I need to do to secure a job with Southern Company?
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.
Is it possible to switch from my current assigned group to a different group?
The coop 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.