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Internships & Co-op

The College of Engineering encourages you to participate in one or more internships that are related to your major.

Alternately, you might want to consider a co-op experience, where you alternate periods of full-time study and full-time employment at college-approved employers. Learn more about co-op

Internships

An internship is an integral part of engineering education. Professional learning experiences in industry and government let you to apply classroom learning to real-world situations. They can help you:

  • acquire professional experience
  • discover your interests within your major
  • develop practical engineering skills and judgement
  • explore the types of employment available in the field
  • build resume credentials
  • enhance career and graduate school potential

Faculty oversight is an important part of the process. Internships must have:

  • clear learning outcomes
  • training and supervision, both on the job and by a faculty sponsor

Finding an internship

Use a variety of approaches when searching for an internship.

College resources: consult with your faculty advisor, your professors, and the Dean’s Office for recommendations.

Your own network: mention to classmates, family, friends, neighbors, etc., that you’re seeking a professional internship.

Latest job postings courtesy of Handshake

The following job postings are from Handshake: one of the largest networks of career services and recruiting professionals in the world. Learn more at UMass Dartmouth's Career Center.

Energy Sales Specialist - HYBRID (Rhode Island Resident) at Dynamic Control Technologies

Employer: Dynamic Control Technologies Expires: 06/25/2024 Energy Sales Specialist - HYBRID *Rhode Island Resident *recent grads are encouraged to apply!Job description: We are a growing, Energy Conservation and Industrial Automation company located in Westford, MA needing a Energy Sales Specialist to join our team and grow with it. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and hungry to generate results. The candidate will participate in the early stages of the sales funnel through completed sales.Responsibilities:You will be a key member of our customer facing sales team to develop opportunities and execute sales strategiesProactively seek new business opportunities in the marketContact potential clients through cold calls and emailsKeep company CRM up to date with all activities and strategiesSkills:Hands-on experience with multiple sales techniques (including cold calls)Excellent verbal and written communication skillsStrong customer service orientation and follow-up skillsAbility to take initiative and work independently, as well as the ability to work as a teamFull Time Benefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insurance100 % Employer paid Health insurance$10,000 Life insurance PolicyPTOPaid HolidaysPaid Sick TimeVision insuranceGym membership reimbursementsCompensation: is based on experience. Pay will be base with commission target: 95k annually for full time Job Types: Full-time, Part-timeSupplemental Pay Types:Commission PayBonus PayPerformance BonusShiftMonday - Thursday10-hour shiftWork setting:Hybrid office1-2 Day per week local (Rhode Island) travel 


Data Programmer Specialist at JLS Mailing Services, Inc.

Employer: JLS Mailing Services, Inc. Expires: 07/16/2024 The objective of this position is to successfully engage the Data Processing team and software applications in order to process inbound customer data files without errors. The position is also responsible for analyzing workflow, improvement opportunities, departmental compliance, and data security. This candidate will lead the technical group in project management, training, documentation and provide mentoring to team members as needed. Requirements:Ability to develop a working knowledge of the Mailing Services production departments and the downstream workflow from Data ProcessingDetail oriented, analytical thinkingStrong problem identification and objection resolution abilityCustomer service aptitude in difficult customer circumstances (i.e. collections)Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skillsSelf-motivated with high energy and drive to succeed; willing to step into other roles to learn and advanceAbility to embrace change and learn quicklyAbility to understand requirements of mailing from the US Postal ServicesPotential growth in people leadership


CfJJ Policy and Data Internships at Citizens for Juvenile Justice

Employer: Citizens for Juvenile Justice Expires: 07/04/2024 *PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH HANDSHAKE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE REVIEWED ONCE EMAILED TO CFJJ@CFJJ.ORG **Internships are accepted on a rolling basis for all semesters*About UsCitizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) is the only independent, non-profit, public policy advocacy organization solely devoted to improving the juvenile justice and other youth-serving systems in Massachusetts. It sets the reform agenda and provides critical expertise to support change that produces better outcomes for young people as well as safer communities. https://www.cfjj.org/ Unpaid internships are available year-round for undergraduates, graduate and law school students, and can range from full-time work for two to three months (e.g., during the summer or a co-op quarter), to a minimum of eight hours per week during a semester.Applicants must indicate the internship position(s) they are interested in. You may identify more than one position in your application. A description of all internship positions are described below. Every year, interns make a huge contribution to CfJJ's advocacy work. They assist with such essential tasks as data analysis, research and writing, organizing meetings and preparing mailings. Interns enable us to have much deeper knowledge and broader impact, than we ever could without them. In return, we involve interns in the full range of our policy advocacy, regularly including them in meetings with allies, legislators, and other stakeholders. Our goal is to give interns an opportunity to learn about, and contribute to, youth justice reform in Massachusetts – and, we hope, spark a life-long interest in this work. Strong candidates are those who exhibit excellent research, writing, or data analysis skills and a demonstrated interest in juvenile justice, education, child welfare or a related field. Internship opportunity information: https://www.cfjj.org/jobsTranslation and Interpretation InternshipThe Translation and Interpretation intern will assist the Community Engagement Coordinator and the Development and Communications Assistant in translating CfJJ’s marketing, advocacy and training materials. The intern’s primary role will be assisting in creating and translating social media posts, promoting CfJJ events, and expanding CfJJ’s reach and accessibility to youth organizers, parent organizers, community-based and grassroots organizations and others who are passionate about youth justice reform. More Information: www.cfjj.org/translation-internshipTo apply: Please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) a 2-3 page writing sample or materials that demonstrate your language translation skills to: cfjj@cfjj.org. Please write "Translation and Interpretation Internship Application" in the subject line and include your projected internship start and end dates in your cover letter. Data Analysis InternshipCfJJ currently has several projects that require data analysis, data visualization, and/or cost-benefit and policy analysis skills. All our data projects will involve a race equity analysis as an important core component of our work. More Information: www.cfjj.org/data-internTo apply for the Data Analysis Internship position, please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) a 2-3 page writing sample and/or other examples of your work that demonstrates your data analysis and/or visualization skills to: cfjj@cfjj.org.  Please write "Data Analysis Internship Application" in the subject line and include your projected internship start/end dates in your cover letter.Community Engagement InternshipThe Community Engagement intern will play a role in CfJJ's outreach to parents, young people, and child-serving professionals to engage individuals passionate about youth justice reform in training, visioning sessions, and mobilizing community members to advocate directly with policymakers.More Information: www.cfjj.org/ce-internTo apply for the Community Engagement Internship position, please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) a 2-3 page writing sample and/or another example of your work that demonstrates your community organizing skills to: cfjj@cfjj.org. Please write "Community Engagement Internship Application" in the subject line and include your projected internship start/end dates in your cover letter.Development and Communications InternshipThe Development and Communications intern will assist in the facilitation of the organization’s annual development plan, including: drafting and editing newsletters, creating social media posts, conducting grant research, data entry, and planning fundraising and programmatic events (including our annual Golf Tournament and Leadership Celebration) for CfJJ donors and supporters.More Information: www.cfjj.org/devcom-internTo apply for the Development/Communications Internship position, please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) a 2-3 page writing sample, and (4) a sample of professional social media posts and/or event materials that demonstrate your development and communications skills to: cfjj@cfjj.org. Please write "Development/Communications Internship Application" in the subject line and include your projected internship start/end dates in your cover letter.Policy InternshipThe Policy Intern assists on any of our advocacy programs with such essential tasks as data analysis, research, and writing, organizing meetings, and preparing mailings. The Policy Intern would be assigned to one of these programmatic areas:Multi-System YouthSchool-to-Prison PipelineLegislative AdvocacyMunicipalities ProjectMore Information: www.cfjj.org/policy-internTo apply for the Policy Internship position, please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) a 2-3 page writing sample to: cfjj@cfjj.org.  Please write "Policy Internship Application" in the subject line and include your projected internship start/end dates in your cover letter.Legal InternshipThe Legal Internship is ideal for law students who aspire to a career in public policy. It will provide the opportunity to assist any of CfJJ’s advocacy programs with such essential tasks as data analysis, research, and writing, assist the Executive Director and Skadden Fellow with legal research to support Amicus Briefs and Further Appellate Review letters on juvenile court matters, and the opportunity to attend state-level commission meetings for a view of how high-level policy discussions transpire. The Law Student Intern could be assigned to one of these program areas:Multi-System YouthSchool-to-Prison PipelineLegislative AdvocacyMunicipalities ProjectAppellate AdvocacyMore Information: www.cfjj.org/law-internshipTo apply for the position, please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) a 2-3 page policy writing sample and/or other examples of your work that demonstrate your writing or data analysis skills to: cfjj@cfjj.org. Please write "Law Internship" in the subject line and include your projected internship start/end dates in your cover letter.Legislative AdvocacyThe goal of the Legislative Advocacy program is to advance legislation at the State House. Our current advocacy is a campaign to advocate for comprehensive juvenile justice reform through the legislative process to (1) require transparency and accountability in child-serving systems; (2) prevent entry into the legal system, and (3) reduce the harm of the legal system involvement. Interns assist with campaigns as well as coalition management; research and report drafting; voter education; and legislative and grassroots event planning.We are in the process of hiring interns to help with two projects:Raise the Age campaign: We are looking for preferably an upperclassman or graduate student who can assist in outreach to private sector businesses, unions, economists, and trade groups to help build the case for re-imagining the criminal justice by raising the age of automatic adult prosecution. This position will involve a lot of outreach, networking and meeting key stakeholders, and event planning.Voter education project: CfJJ is publishing a youth justice voter guide ahead of the 2022 election, focusing on legal-system-specific elected officials: District Attorneys, Sheriffs, and Governor’s Council. The intern will manage the project by coordinating the development of the questionnaires, managing responses from candidates, organizing a workgroup of allies on this project, and planning an event releasing the final guide.More Information: www.cfjj.org/legislative-internshipTo apply for the position, please submit (1) a cover letter, indicating your preference for either of these projects, (2) resume, and (3) a 2-3 page policy writing sample and/or other examples of your work that demonstrate your writing or data analysis skills to: cfjj@cfjj.org. Please write "Legislative Advocacy Intern" in the subject line and include your projected internship start/end dates in your cover letter.We thank you for your interest in interning with CfJJ.


Embedded Software (SW) and Android Mobile Developer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)

Employer: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Expires: 07/03/2024 As an Embedded Software (SW) and Android Mobile Developer you will support the development of weapon control systems that provide safe & effective employment of Precision Guided Weapons (PGW) and Gun Weapon Systems from manned and unmanned aircraft and surface platforms for our various DOD customers. Tasks range in scope from coding ground control stations to developing cutting edge engaging and interactive GUI designs.Desired Skills include: C#, Java, C++, Android Operating System, GUI Development, Android SDK, REST, JSON, APIs.Candidates should be pursuing or have obtained a B.S. or greater in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Software Engineering or related engineering field.Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Dahlgren, Virginia is one of the ten Divisions of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. It is the Navy’s principal research, development, and test & evaluation laboratory for surface ship combat systems. It performs warfare analysis, research, design, development, systems integration, strategic missile systems support, special and amphibious warfare and fleet engineering services. As one of the lead laboratories for the Navy, its civilian scientists and engineers take on demanding research and development programs


Computer Scientist at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)

Employer: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Expires: 07/03/2024 We are currently seeking an innovative, experienced, and highly-skilled computer scientist to join our growing technology team. In this role, you will create and develop custom solutions for our users in a collaborative, fast-paced, state-of-the-art environment. To be successful in this role, you will be thorough, creative, and exceptionally well-skilled in all phases of the development lifecycle, with a passion for continued learning and collaboration.Demonstrate exceptional analysis, planning, and coding skillsContribute to all phases of the development lifecycleSoftware development and deploymentTesting and bug fixingEmbedded software developmentWeb-based application developmentHelp gather requirements and make recommendations for product developmentWork collaboratively with team and stakeholders to achieve shared goalsCommit to delivering products on time and on budgetCurrent product maintenanceRun reports, groom backlogsPrioritize tasks to maximize resources and efficiencyDesired experience with coding skills, including SQL, HTML, Javascript.Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Dahlgren, Virginia is one of the ten Divisions of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. It is the Navy’s principal research, development, and test & evaluation laboratory for surface ship combat systems. It performs warfare analysis, research, design, development, systems integration, strategic missile systems support, special and amphibious warfare and fleet engineering services. As one of the lead laboratories for the Navy, its civilian scientists and engineers take on demanding research and development programs


Systems Safety Engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)

Employer: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Expires: 07/03/2024 As safety engineers we work very closely with our respective design teams to identify and mitigate potential safety issues early during system design. Our goal is to prevent injury or loss of life to humans, prevent damage to the environment and prevent damage to equipment or other systems. This is done by conducting a series of analyses, as defined by MIL-STD-882E, during different phases of the acquisition life cycle. The analyses serve to uncover potential hazards that can lead to mishaps. As the system design matures, so does the analysis. The safety lead, commonly called the Principal for Safety or PFS will work with the safety team to develop a risk picture of the system. Safety will work with the design team to mitigate these potential hazards using different methods such as designing them out, incorporating interlocks, adding warning devices or labels or via operator procedures. Not all safety risks can be eliminated. Safety risks that can’t be eliminated are accepted by the appropriate risk acceptance authority. Finally, the PFS presents the safety program to an independent board called the Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board (WSESRB) which is composed of subject matter experts in hopes of getting concurrence to deploy or authorization to fire at a test event. If our safety program is robust and we have objective quality evidence supporting our request, the board will concur or approve our request.


Optical Engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)

Employer: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Expires: 07/03/2024 As an Optical Engineer with NSWCDD, you will be providing the design, development and testing of state-of-the-art directed energy weapons to enhance warfighter capabilities. You will provide optical technical expertise and knowledge in a fast paced environment.Candidates should be pursuing or have obtained a B.S. or greater in Engineering or related STEM field. Experience in sensors, image processing, analysis is desired.Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Dahlgren, Virginia is one of the ten Divisions of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. It is the Navy’s principal research, development, and test & evaluation laboratory for surface ship combat systems. It performs warfare analysis, research, design, development, systems integration, strategic missile systems support, special and amphibious warfare and fleet engineering services. As one of the lead laboratories for the Navy, its civilian scientists and engineers take on demanding research and development programs


Electronics Engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)

Employer: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Expires: 07/03/2024 Electronics Engineer: Develop electronic systems and components to use within equipment or machinery and support other engineers to perform tasks when necessary. Apply basic principles, theories, and concepts. Solve routine problems of limited scope and complexity while referring more complex issues to higher levels.Experience with designing and building electronic equipmentExperience in laboratory and field testing, including setting goals, developing test methodologies, conducting tests, and analyzing resultsExperience in electromagnetic system design, analysis, and testKnowledge of basic electronic test equipment, including oscilloscopes, multimeters, and various voltage and RF probesAbility to troubleshoot and repair electronic systems for testing and integration purposesCandidates should be pursuing or have obtained a B.S. or greater in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related engineering field.Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Dahlgren, Virginia is one of the ten Divisions of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. It is the Navy’s principal research, development, and test & evaluation laboratory for surface ship combat systems. It performs warfare analysis, research, design, development, systems integration, strategic missile systems support, special and amphibious warfare and fleet engineering services. As one of the lead laboratories for the Navy, its civilian scientists and engineers take on demanding research and development programs


Software Engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)

Employer: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Expires: 07/03/2024 Software Engineer: As a Software Engineer with NSWCDD, you will convert code from either C++, Matlab, or Python to C++, Python or other language to streamline and modernize software for Naval Research systems and naval research technology.Develop programs in C++ or Python using requirements either as the sole software engineer or as part of a small team.Maintain and establish a software simulation test tool, enabling other developers to test and verify requirements.Work with customers and engineers in an adaptive Agile environment, build and maintaining the latest development tools, helping expand our M&S capability.Candidates should be pursuing or have obtained a B.S. or greater in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related engineering field.Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Dahlgren, Virginia is one of the ten Divisions of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. It is the Navy’s principal research, development, and test & evaluation laboratory for surface ship combat systems. It performs warfare analysis, research, design, development, systems integration, strategic missile systems support, special and amphibious warfare and fleet engineering services. As one of the lead laboratories for the Navy, its civilian scientists and engineers take on demanding research and development programs


Material and Analytical Sciences - Intern at Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation

Employer: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation Expires: 07/03/2024 Boehringer Ingelheim is currently seeking a talented and innovative intern to join our Material and Analytical Sciences department located at Ridgefield, CT. As an intern, you will tackle real challenges, expand your scientific skills, and gain extensive experience and insights of pharmaceutical development/engineering.As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies´ success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim´s high regard for our employees.Duties & ResponsibilitiesCollect and analyze the images from experiments of crystallization/dissolution in wet lab and develop algorithm to assess kinetics/thermodynamics of the processes quantitatively.Program scripts for data collection, integration, and managementDemonstrate the workflow including both data collection and analysis using model compoundsAssist in labware design for automated image recordingShowcase your work with a final oral presentation near end of your internshipRequirementsMust be a current undergraduate, graduate or advanced degree student in good academic standingStudent must be enrolled at a college or university for the duration of the internshipOverall cumulative minimum GPA from last completed quarter/semester 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) preferredMajor or minor in related field of internshipUndergraduate students must have completed at least 12 credit hours at current college or universityGraduate and Advanced Degree students must have completed at least 9 credit hours at current college or universityDesired Experience, Skills and Abilities:Graduate students in Chemical/Biomedical/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or similar fieldsExperience with image analysis/processing and data managementProficiency with Python/MatlabExperience with 3D printing and CAD highly preferred but not requiredUnderstanding of basic principles of physical chemistryAbility to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations.Highly motivated to learn and execute multitasks in an effective mannerCompensation DataThis position offers an hourly rate typically between $20/ hour and $33/ hour commensurate to the level of degree program in which an applicant is actively enrolled. For an overview of our benefits please click here.Eligibility RequirementsMust be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)Must be 18 years of age or older


College credit

Be sure to get pre-approval of your internship in order to earn academic credit through EGR 490: Engineering Internship. No credits are rewarded retroactively.

Juniors and seniors are invited to apply for internships, and may earn academic credits during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Sophomores with at least 60 credits earned toward the major may also apply.

EGR 490: registration steps

1. Contact your department chairperson.

  • Share information about the internship.
  • Request a recommendation for a faculty sponsor.

2. Once you have identified your faculty sponsor, contact the College's Associate Dean to review your internship plans.

3. Then, download the required internship forms and information:

4. Work with your faculty sponsor and industry supervisor to complete the forms, with internship description, details about educational and professional goals, and statements by your sponsor and supervisor.

5. Once your application is approved, you will be registered for EGR 490 as part of your full-time course load during the fall or spring semesters. EGR 490 is a variable-credit course: a student may receive 1, 2, or 3 credits, depending on the number of hours spent on internship activities directly related to the major.

  • 1 credit: equivalent to working at least 10 hours/week for 14 weeks
  • 2 credits: equivalent to at least 15 hours/week for 14 weeks
  • 3 credits: equivalent to at least 20 hours/week for 14 weeks

Summer internships: Students enroll in EGR 490-8101 through Online & Continuing Education. Fees and tuition apply to the course based on the number of credits and as set by Online & Continuing Education.

At the end of your internship, you’ll complete a written report that will include:

  • your projects and duties on the job
  • what you learned about the engineering profession, the industry, and the organization
  • technical skills you acquired
  • your goals and plans
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