Internship Information

What Is an Internship?

An internship is a career-related experience that enriches a student's understanding of their career field of choice with hands-on involvement. Most internships are temporary assignments that last approximately three months up to a year. All majors are strongly encouraged to gain career experience in their field of interest prior to graduation. During an internship, students have the opportunity to gain valuable lessons, build their resume and make networking contacts, which are important when it’s time to find employment upon graduating.

How Do I Find an Internship?

There are several different ways and it’s important to apply early for summer internships. Here are a few strategies:

Read email from your adviser! Many times employers will contact the department directly looking for interns. Your academic adviser, Danielle Embry, will email the information and sometimes send resumes directly to employers.

UA Career Services: This office's mission is helping students secure employment and internship opportunities. Meet with a Career Services advisor to improve your resume, schedule a mock interview and get general career advice. You’ll want to sign up for campus interviewing, where employers come to campus to find students for employment and/or internships.

Career Fairs: Attend the large career fairs held on campus for all majors.

I-Expo: The Industry Exposition is organized by the UA Engineering Student Council and usually occurs in the spring.

UA Civil Career Night: Students with a civil engineering focus should attend this event organized by the UA Society of Civil Engineers. Keep your eyes out for the next session.

UA Undergraduate Research: There are also research opportunities available to undergraduates students.

Recent Internships

Here’s a sample of the exciting internships that UA systems engineering, industrial engineering and engineering management have enjoyed in recent summers:

Company Name

Job Title

BMW Group

Engineering Intern Rapid Technologies


787 Profitability Team


Systems Engineering IT Intern for Airplane Systems


Functional Analyst in Business Systems

Crosstex Energy Services

Process Safety Engineer

UA Facilities Management/Office of Sustainability

Recycling Systems Assessment Intern

Federal-Mogul Corporation

Information Systems Intern

General Motors

Maintenance/Skilled Trades Manager


Engineering Manufacturing Tech Intern


Technical Intern


Intern for Corporate Services

Jacobs Engineering

Intern Mechanical Department

National Business Center

Administrative Assistant

Northern Pipeline (NPL)

Engineer Technician


OCAMS Project Intern


Manufacturing Engineer Intern

Raytheon Missile Systems

Tech Student Senior

SynCardia Systems

Engineering Intern

The Walt Disney Company

Industrial Engineer Intern

UA Summer Research Institute

Research Intern


Applications Engineering Intern

University of Arizona College of Engineering