Internship / Co-op Program

Graduating Profession-Ready Students

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In order to graduate as profession-ready students and become leaders in today’s complex global society, you will benefit from industry internships. These are exceptional opportunities that allow you, our students, to gain experience, expand your perspectives, and stand out with potential employers.

Check out your Internship Advantages
  • gain invaluable major-related work experience before graduation
  • apply your evolving knowledge in actual companies
  • discover the occupations available to graduates
  • explore a career path while receiving academic credit
  • receive a pay for your internship work, which helps with college tuition
  • develop new skills and refine others, while increasing confidence in your abilities
  • network with professionals in the field for references and future job opportunities
  • make yourself known as a potential future full-time employee
  • determine whether you would like to work full-time for the internship company
  • increase your chances of receiving excellent job offers

Invaluable information about internships is also available in the VCEA Professional Practice and Experiential Learning website. Please consult with your advisor on the differences between the current Pullman and Tri-Cities requirements.

You may find exciting internship opportunities on this web page under “Internship Opportunities” and through WSU Tri-Cities’ Coug Careers website and Career Development Services. Their staff will be happy to assist you!

After you find internship opportunities of interest to you, pursue them for credit by following the process under “Internships Information and Registration for Students” on this web page and discussing your options with your advisor.

Picture yourself in a Professional Internship

Would you like to learn about the transformative internship world in representative companies? Then watch these videos, bearing in mind that they portray the advantages of internships and are solely intended to show the excitement that students from any university and major may experience anywhere in the U.S. in the companies represented in the videos.

Microsoft

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CH2M

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PNNL

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Boeing

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Internship Opportunities

Computer Science

By watching these videos, you will gain a sense of the transformative internship world in the listed companies. Please, bear in mind that the videos in this section portray the advantages of internships and are solely intended to show the excitement that students from any university and major may experience anywhere in the U.S. in the companies represented in the videos.

Consider Opportunities with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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PNNL provides opportunities to engage undergraduates in positions that serve the developing educational focus of the student, and the ongoing research objectives of all capabilities at the lab. During their assignment students will be exposed to networking opportunities with STEM professionals in an environment that provides empowerment.

Current PNNL internship opportunities


Consider Opportunities with WRPS – Washington River Protection Solutions

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Internships

Co-op

Co-op

Contact: Louis Kauer

Consider an Internship with LiveTiles

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Take a look at the following LiveTiles resources:

Exciting internship opportunities are available with LiveTiles:

Resumes can be submitted on LiveTile’s dedicated website or via e-mail to Erik.Ralston@LiveTiles.Nyc


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

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Engineering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Consider an Internship with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

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Consider an Internship with WSU’s AgWeatherNet

Check out two paid internship opportunities with WSU’s AgWeatherNet. This is a state‐of‐the‐art weather network with over 150 automated monitoring stations located across the State of Washington. The network provides weather data and associated decision support information in near real‐time using push and pull technology.


Civil Engineering

By watching these videos, you will gain a sense of the transformative internship world in the listed companies. Please, bear in mind that the videos in this section portray the advantages of internships and are solely intended to show the excitement that students from any university and major may experience anywhere in the U.S. in the companies represented in the videos.

Consider Opportunities with CH2M

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Current CH2M internship opportunities


Consider Opportunities with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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PNNL provides opportunities to engage undergraduates in positions that serve the developing educational focus of the student, and the ongoing research objectives of all capabilities at the lab. During their assignment students will be exposed to networking opportunities with STEM professionals in an environment that provides empowerment.

Current PNNL internship opportunities


Consider Opportunities with WRPS – Washington River Protection Solutions

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Internships

Co-op

Co-op

Contact: Louis Kauer

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

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Engineering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering

Intrigued? Communicate with Lori H. Penebaker for further information


 

Check out two paid internship opportunities with WSU’s AgWeatherNet. This is a state‐of‐the‐art weather network with over 150 automated monitoring stations located across the State of Washington. The network provides weather data and associated decision support information in near real‐time using push and pull technology.


Electrical Engineering

By watching these videos, you will gain a sense of the transformative internship world in the listed companies. Please, bear in mind that the videos in this section portray the advantages of internships and are solely intended to show the excitement that students from any university and major may experience anywhere in the U.S. in the companies represented in the videos.

Consider Opportunities with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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PNNL provides opportunities to engage undergraduates in positions that serve the developing educational focus of the student, and the ongoing research objectives of all capabilities at the lab. During their assignment students will be exposed to networking opportunities with STEM professionals in an environment that provides empowerment.

Current PNNL internship opportunities


Consider Opportunities with WRPS – Washington River Protection Solutions

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Internships

Co-op

Co-op

Contact: Louis Kauer

Consider an Internship with Bruker Elemental

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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

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Engineering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Intrigued? Communicate with Lori H. Penebaker for further information


Consider an Internship with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

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Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

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Professional opportunities with Cypress are described here.

More Cypress videos are here!

 


 

Check out two paid internship opportunities with WSU’s AgWeatherNet. This is a state‐of‐the‐art weather network with over 150 automated monitoring stations located across the State of Washington. The network provides weather data and associated decision support information in near real‐time using push and pull technology.


Mechanical Engineering

By watching these videos, you will gain a sense of the transformative internship world in the listed companies. Please, bear in mind that the videos in this section portray the advantages of internships and are solely intended to show the excitement that students from any university and major may experience anywhere in the U.S. in the companies represented in the videos.

Consider Opportunities with Boeing

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Check out the Boeing Internship opportunities!
Internships, recent postings


Consider Opportunities with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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PNNL provides opportunities to engage undergraduates in positions that serve the developing educational focus of the student, and the ongoing research objectives of all capabilities at the lab. During their assignment students will be exposed to networking opportunities with STEM professionals in an environment that provides empowerment.

Current PNNL internship opportunities


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

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Internships

Co-op

Co-op

Contact: Louis Kauer

Consider an Internship with Bruker Elemental

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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

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Engineering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Intrigued? Communicate with Lori H. Penebaker for further information


Internship Information and Processes

Internship Information and Registration for Students

The following resources can help you land your dream internship!

As students certified in your respective major, you may earn academic credit from professional internships, by registering for an internship course among  CptS 490, CE 495, EE 495, ME 495. Find out more details for your major by clicking on any of the following links!

Advantages for Companies

Thank you for considering students and graduates from VCEA‘s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), at WSU Tri-Cities, for your internship, project, and full-time-job fulfillment needs. SEAS wishes to develop mutually beneficial relationships with companies, for them to gain access to excellent SEAS talent and for us to provide students with real-world hands-on and in-the-field experience that will eventually benefit you, their employers. Companies like yours derive considerable benefits from partnering with SEAS in our internship program, such as:

  • assistance with widely marketing your open positions, through our posting gateway
  • cost-effective access to qualified and enthusiastic students to fill internship / co-op / full-time-job positions
  • selection of most suitable candidates for these positions
  • industry projects completed with accuracy, reliability, and timeliness
  • grooming of potential full time employees, minimizing post-employment training efforts and cost
  • engagement of the wider WSU Tri-Cities community
  • access to on-campus knowledge, expertise, laboratories

Experience has shown that internship assignments are most beneficial for both companies and students when companies assign students to internship supervisors, typically  engineers, computer scientists, or professionals with comparable qualifications, who provide students with organizational orientation, training, as well as feedback, and then complete a final evaluation of the student’s work.

We look forward to working with you!

Companies' Posting Gateway

We look forward to posting your company’s information, videos, and descriptions of and links to internship/co-op availabilities under “Internship Opportunities” on this web page.

You may upload internship / co-op opportunity information from your company through the contact form below. We will post this information shortly after receiving and reviewing  it for compliance with our posting requirements and standards. Thank you!

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