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What is the Engineering Internship Program?

By participating in the Engineering Internship Program offered by Engineering Career Development, students have the opportunity to gain practical work experience with an employer in industry, commerce, or government.

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Who can participate?

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How do I participate?

Before participating in the program, undergraduate students need to complete the CRDV301: Introduction to Career Development course. Master's students should attend a graduate info session. After completing this course, you can work with your career advisor to create a strategy for your internship search. 

Students are responsible for securing their own internships. Internship opportunities are available through:

After you accept an internship offer, you should report your hire in McCormickConnect and schedule a registration meeting with your career advisor.

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What qualifies as an Internship?

An internship is:

  • A single work term that can occur during any quarter of the year, though students typically do summer internships.
  • Directly related to the student’s academic major and/or career goals.

Internships must fit the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 10 weeks long.
  • Must be full-time (30 hours or more per week).
  • Must be related to your engineering major or career goals.
  • U.S. positions must meet the criteria established by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Positions outside of the U.S. must meet the wage criteria established by the local government.

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Student Internship Data 

  • Click here to see undergraduate salary information for internships, top companies students have worked at, top industries students work in and more.
  • Click here to see graduate salary information for internships, top companies students have worked at, top industries students work in and more.

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Tuition and Enrollment

Students will be enrolled as a full-time student in the appropriate CRDV course enrollment, with no tuition charges.

An administrative grade of S (satisfactory) will be given at the end of the quarter as long as you and your supervisor have completed all evaluations. If you do not complete all necessary evaluations, you will receive a U (unsatisfactory) grade.

You may return to the same employer for more than one internship. You also may qualify to convert an Internship into a co-op

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