Mechanical Engineering

Professional Internships

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Internship Advantage

Professional internships are exceptional opportunities that allow students to:

  • Apply their evolving Mechanical Engineering knowledge in actual companies
  • Discover the occupations available to Mechanical Engineering graduates
  • Receive a pay for their internship work
  • Determine whether they would like to work full-time for the internship company, after graduating
  • Increase the chances of receiving excellent job offers, by listing the internship on their resumes
Visit our Career Development Center for assistance with your internship!
Academic Credit

Certified students majoring in Mechanical Engineering at WSU Tri-Cities may earn academic credit towards their BS degree from professional internships, by registering for ME 495 – Internship in Mechanical Industry. This course is graded Satisfactory/Fail (S/F) and up to 3 credits of S/F courses may be applied towards one’s degree.

Students interested in earning academic credits for their internship experience must receive course enrollment approval from the Internship Coordinator before starting their internship experience. Normally, the Internship Coordinator is the Program Chair, unless specified otherwise. When corresponding with the Internship Coordinator about an internship, students should, please, always place “ME 495 – Internship – Full Name″ in the subject of their e-mail.

Students register for ME 495 as they would for any other course. Internship credit at the end of a semester may only be awarded for work completed during that semester, including summer. If students enroll in ME 495 during the summer, they pay the corresponding per-credit summer tuition, www.summer.wsu.edu. Students will also be charged the usual fees, except that if the internship takes place outside the Tri-Cities, local fees such as those for recreation center and health and wellness will be refunded. (Advisors can provide information on the refund process.)

How to complete an internship successfully?

Click on the Process link!