Internship and Career Opportunities

Internships are not a requirement for graduation in the College of Engineering, however, the college works closely with employers around the globe to connect our students with great opportunities for valuable internship experiences.

Approximately 85% of our engineering undergraduates have at least one paid engineering internship experience, with many students having more. Students also have the option to earn academic credit for internships by participating in the ITR Program, overseen by the Center for Career & Experiential Education. The variety of these experiences included internship positions internationally, locally, out of state, and in URI engineering research laboratories. 

A sampling of our global internship partners:

Aetna Bridge Company Hilti Corp. Siemens
Amgen J. H. Lynch & Sons Sikorsky Aircraft
Applied Radar Kraft Foods Tecnalia
Bayer Lockheed Martin Corp. Teknor Apex
Bay Computer Associates Modine Manufacturing Tiffany & Co.
BMW NASA Toray Plastics (America)
Carousel Industries Naval Undersea Warfare Center U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Eaton Aerospace Odeh Engineers U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FM Global ON Semiconductor VIBCO
General Dynamics/Electric Boat Oracle Team USA Volkswagen AG
Gilbane Building Co. Raytheon Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Rhode Island DOT Zebra Technologies
GZA GeoEnvironmental Rhode Island Hospital ZF Friedrichshafen
Hexagon Metrology Schneider Electric/APC Zueblin AG

Career Fairs

There are two major career fairs for engineering students each year where companies actively seek our students both for full time employment after graduation and also for internships:

Throughout the year, there are additional opportunities to interact with employers. Companies send internship and employment opportunities to Lauren Creamer or to department chairs, who notify students. This information is also posted on the URI Center for Career and Experiential Education website in a searchable employment opportunities database that students can access through HANDSHAKE.