Supplementary Internship Program for Students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) is actively involved with many engineering and high-technology companies, both large and small, in the Long Island region. The many collaborative academic and industrial efforts include teaching, research, consultation, and cooperative problem solving to promote the physical and fiscal well-being of the region. Under­graduate students have a place in this working relationship between the college and industry as participants in the CEAS Internships Program, which provides them with realworld paid experience in which they observe engineers, scientists, and managers at work, work for and with professionals in their area of interest, apply theory learned in class, learn new applications, and learn about the corporate culture and environment. The internship experience is an important element of a student’s education and enhances his or her qualifications for permanent job placement following graduation.

Students may participate in internships with or without academic credit. In order to earn credit, the nature of the work undertaken in the industry setting must be reviewed by the student’s academic advisor. With the approval and agreement of the employer and the academic advisor, the student may register for the department’s internship course and receive 3 credits (or up to 9 credits in the full-time semester-long internship in mechanical engineering) toward baccalaureate degree requirements. A student may choose to participate in an intern­ship for the experience and remuneration only, and in this case, no course registration or academic approval is required.

The program is administered by the college’s Undergraduate Student Office, which receives participating companies’ internship requirements, posts internship position announcements, reviews student resumes, verifies academic qualifications, and may assist both corporations and students in the process of interviewing and internship placement.