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Internships and Co-ops

What are Internships and Co-Ops?

The Department of Mechanical Engineering encourages students to participate in experiential learning activities like internships and co-ops.

Internships are hands-on experiential learning opportunities where students can apply academic knowledge in professional settings to further adapt skills for the “real world.” Typically, students complete an internship over the summer. Most engineering internships are paid.

Co-op, short for cooperative education, is an experiential learning program that balances classroom theory with multiple periods of practical, hands-on experience before graduation. Co-ops allow students to alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time, paid employment positions related to their academic and career interests.

Click one of the buttons below to learn more about internships and co-ops on the Office of Career and Professional Development’s website.

Current Job Opportunities

The Office of Career and Professional Development connects with employers daily to post co-op, internship, and full-time job opportunities on Handshake. Click the button below to view a list of current job opportunities.

Last updated: 2/21/2023