Doing an internship in industry is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for getting a job after graduation. Internships are an essential way to develop skills that will make you a desirable candidate for jobs after graduation. The practical experience gained through internships will make you a better and more marketable engineer. Most industry internships are obtained in fall term for the following summer, so make sure you start looking into internships early each year!

CBEE Resources

  • Just getting started? We have an overview document, "Job Prep: Things you can do NOW!", for those new to the job and internship searching process.
  • Bookmark (and check regularly) the OSUCBEE subreddit for CBEE Career and Internship Opportunities and related events.
  • Read the weekly CBEE Bulletin, especially the Jobs & Internships section, for the latest news.
  • Sign up for the cbee-jobs listserv for timely updates on new job postings.

Finding an Internship

Students interested in industry internships are highly encouraged to start looking early each year. Most engineering interns are hired in fall for internships in the following summer. Many companies hire engineering interns! For the most part, finding an internship follows similar steps as job search process, using a combination of job boards and company websites to find internships relevant to you.

One tool specific to OSU is Handshake. Handshake is the system used by OSU to manage our career events, appointments, and internship/job opportunities. Internships and jobs posted to Handshake can only be seen by OSU students and are posted by companies who are specifically looking to hire OSU students.

Below you will find additional links about the types of companies and industries that have hired CBEE graduates.

Job Boards

Employers: Please contact CBEE Corporate Relations at cbee.industry@oregonstate.edu for more information or to be added to these lists.

MECOP/CECOP Internship Program

The MECOP program offers two six-month internships for chemical or environmental engineering students and is a five-year bachelor's degree program. Students can apply for admission to MECOP in winter term of their second year at OSU, prior to starting upper-division coursework.