Mechanical Engineering

Professional Internships

Picture Yourself at Boeing



Internship Opportunities

Wishing to be at Boeing?

Check out the opportunities!
Internships, recent postings

Consider Lean/Six Sigma Projects for Engineering Students with AREVA

Areva, an international nuclear fuel assembly designer-manufacturer, has unpaid internship opportunities for 26 WSU-TC engineering students to work in pairs on Lean/Six Sigma projects at their manufacturing facility in Richland, WA.  All projects will use the Six Sigma methodology to ultimately implement either a new product or process redesign with client-verified significant operational/financial impact.  Some of the projects are in the lean manufacturing context, but all will use the classical (i.e., Motorola founded) Six Sigma protocol.


Consider Opportunities with WRPS – Washington River Protection Solutions






Contact: Louis Kauer

Consider an Internship with Bruker Elemental

R&D Special Project Internship

Intrigued?  Communicate with Teresa Lechelt for further information

Consider an Internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Walla Walla District

Engineering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Intrigued? Communicate with Lori H. Penebaker for further information

Internship Advantage

Professional internships are exceptional opportunities that allow you, our students, to:

  • Apply your evolving knowledge in actual companies
  • Discover the occupations available to graduates
  • Receive a pay for your internship work, which helps with college tuition
  • Determine whether you would like to work full-time for the internship company, after graduating
  • Increase your chances of receiving excellent job offers, by listing the internship on your resumes


Visit our Career Development Center for assistance with your internship!
Academic Credit

Students majoring in Mechanical Engineering at WSU Tri-Cities may earn academic credit from professional internships, by registering for ME 495 – Internship in Mechanical Industry. This course is graded Satisfactory/Fail (S/F).

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, 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!