The McCormick Office of Career Development coordinates four different work-integrated learning programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Click the links below to learn more about each of these programs.
The co-op program allows undergraduate engineering students to integrate periods of classroom study with periods of paid, practical work experience related to their academic major and career goals.
McCormick internships give undergraduates and master's-level graduate students practical work experience with an employer in industry, commerce, or government. Internships typically take place over one term, usually in the summer quarter.
Graduates and undergraduates may engage in a formal engineering research experience, either at a university (including Northwestern University) or a government laboratory.
Open to both graduates and undergraduates, service learning provides opportunities to volunteer with a non-profit or publicly-funded organization.
program features & enrollment
Each work-integrated learning program provides the following student benefits:
- No tuition for work term
- Full-time student status maintained throughout work term
- S/U grade (no impact on GPA)
- Appears on transcript
- Evaluation of experience by both student and employer
Click here to view a PDF outlining the enrollment options for each program.
past co-op & internship Locations
Click the links below to view Google Maps for each major identifying their co-op and internship job locations from Summer 2010 to present.
Please note: these are not the number of jobs, but rather the number of different geographic locations.
- All co-op and internship job locations
- Applied Math
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Engineering Combined Studies
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
- Manufacturing and Design Engineering
- Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Master of Biotechnology
- Master of Project Management
- Master of Science, Engineering Design and Innovation (EDI)
- Master of Science in Analytics
- Master of Science in Information Technology