Internships and Co-ops

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Internships and co-ops are an excellent way to gain hands-on experience in the engineering industry. In both cases, students may be eligible to earn academic credit.

Internships

Field experience working on an electrical engineering project in a real-world setting under the joint direction of a supervisor from industry and a faculty advisor from the Department of Electrical Engineering. Projects selected should integrate material learned in academic courses. Internships typically occur over the summer but can occur throughout the year. Students interested in earning academic credit for their internship should communicate with the department before the work experience begins.

Co-ops

Full-time work experience related to an engineering degree program in which a student temporarily leaves school (at least one semester). These experiences typically last 6-9 months and delay graduation. 
Learn more about co-ops.

Our Students' Experiences

Undergraduates and graduate students alike benefit from learning through internships.  Opportunities may be in small start-up companies or well established multi-national corporations.

Meet our Interns

Common Employers

How to Land an Internship

UB Career Services helps students learn how to build their career skills, prepare for job searches and interviews, organizes internship and job fairs and provides a database that connects UB students with future employers.

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Requirements & Instructions

For Undergraduates:

EE 496: Undergraduate Internship

Undergraduates should work with EE Academic Coordinator, Mary Busch, and EE Director of Undergraduate Studies, Kevin Burke, through the process of obtaining, registering for, and completing an internship or co-op.

International students should meet with an advisor from ISS (International Student Services) Office to ensure compliance with student visa and work authorization regulations.

For Graduate Students:

EE 609: Graduate Internship

Graduate Students should work with EE Academic Coordinator Kathie Bartelo through the process of obtaining, registering for, and completing an internship or co-op.

International students should meet with an advisor from ISS (International Student Services) Office to ensure compliance with student visa and work authorization regulations.

For International Students:

CPT & OPT

In addition to meeting with your academic program coordinator, international students must meet with an ISS advisor.