Internships & Co-ops

Internships (summer or semester) and co-ops are vital experiences that you can begin acquiring as early as the summer of your first year on campus.  Internships and co-ops provide you with a competitive advantage when seeking full-time careers in industry and can enable you to gain up to a full year of professional work.  Participating in an internship or co-op allows you the opportunity to gain practical experience and to explore engineering-related fields in-depth.

Benefits of participating in an internship or co-op:

  • Gain practical experience in an engineering or engineering-related field
  • Earn money as part of your internship/co-op
  • Develop and fine tune your communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and organizational skills, as well as your sense of initiative
  • Build and apply technical knowledge and skills
  • Identify and refine your career goals

Search for internships and co-ops on Handshake @ Illinois.

Also, check out Vault‘s Internships & Co-ops section to learn about the Best Internships in Tech and Engineering.

NOTE:  F-1 students require CPT authorization to participate in internships.  For more information, please visit the International Student & Scholar Services website.

ECS Internship Spotlights & Intern Mix Panelists

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