As a student in the CMU School of Engineering and Technology, you'll begin to make career connections through internship opportunities available in engineering technology laboratories and at cooperating industrial sites. Graduates with engineering and technology degrees find career opportunities in teaching high school industrial education as well as working in various phases of product development including:
- Mechanical engineering - machines and systems
- Electrical engineering - communications
- Robotics and power systems
- Manufacturing - procedures, planning, quality control, and computer-integrated manufacturing
Internship Forms and Additional Information
The Industrial Internship provides university credit for relevant work experience under actual employment conditions. It directly contributes to the development of your technical skills and knowledge and supports your major or minor. Students pursing the Industrial Internship are typically employed in jobs such as electronics, construction, manufacturing, and computer-integrated manufacturing.
This internship is also appropriate if you are pursuing careers in both teaching and industry. If you're earning a teaching certificate, internship clock hours may be counted on a two-for-one basis toward the 4,000 hours required to receive a vocational endorsement.
The Leadership Internship, available only at the graduate level, is designed for students who aspire to be employed in mid-level or higher management positions in industry, or in leadership positions in education. This internship provides on-the-job leadership experience directly related to your career goals.