There’s a lot of interest in electrical engineering internship opportunities these days, but not all of it is from the U.S. There are plenty of people doing that work overseas, and it’s just fun to think about what you could do.
We caught up with UWC’s Electrical Engineering internships director to find out more about the different types of internships out there.1.
Electrical Engineering at USC and UW—What’s a UWC electrical engineer like?1.1 Electrical Engineering: A typical electrical engineering internship involves working in a research lab or designing a device.
Some internships will involve working in one of the school’s facilities or building.
In some cases, internships are offered in collaboration with the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) departments.2.2 Electrical Engineering Student Internships—Many electrical engineering students pursue a two-year undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) in order to prepare for a career in the electrical industry.
They may take on additional work, such as project management, project coordination, or a student internship.
These are not typical undergraduate elective programs, but they do offer an opportunity for students to get a hands-on experience working with engineers in a collaborative setting.3.3 Electrical Engineering Internship Opportunities—Internships at UWC are often offered through the Electrical & Electronics Engineering (E&E) department.
These include internships for the School and Engineering departments, as well as for other departments in the school.4.4 Electrical Engineering Engineering Students—Electrical engineering students may apply for an undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley, but also have an opportunity to work on a project under the supervision of a faculty member.
This is called a “graduate project.”
It’s a small, group project that has an average duration of three to five weeks and requires a strong background in electrical technology and engineering theory.5.5 Electrical Engineering Projects—This type of internship may require a combination of student work and faculty collaboration.
Some students may be involved in an actual research project, such in the development of an innovative product.
Some interns may be asked to design and build an electrical device or implement a research method.6.6 Electrical and Computer Engineering Interns—Electronic and computer engineers work in different departments within the Electrical & Electronics engineering program.
They work on various projects, from the design of a computer system to the development and testing of new electrical and mechanical systems.7.7 Electrical Engineering Students in the UConn Business School—Students in the Electrical and Computer engineering department at UConn College of Engineering are often the subject of the news, and they are one of many schools that offer opportunities to work in the business of electrical engineering.
This includes the Electrical Design Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Programs.8.8 Electrical Engineering students in the Engineering Department at UIC—This is a small department that offers an internship to students in Electrical Engineering.
Some of these interns may work on their own projects, or work with others.
Some work on the same projects as students in other departments, such with an electrical engineer in the School or Engineering.9.9 Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student Internship—Interns in this type of program typically work on projects for a faculty group.
In these programs, students work on technical challenges and build prototypes.10.10 Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Interns and Undergraduate Students—This internship type of work is offered to students who have completed a four-year course of study in electrical or computer engineering and are interested in pursuing a career with the UIC electrical engineering department.
The program is open to students from all areas of the engineering education.11.11 Electrical Engineering Ph.
D. Student Intern Program—Ph.
D student interns in the Department of Electrical Engineering are typically involved in the research and development of new products and services.
Students are usually responsible for designing and building a prototype for the product.12.12 Electrical Engineering Graduates—This graduate program is for students who are already working in the field of electrical and electronic engineering.
They usually work on research and projects with faculty in the EECS Department.13.13 Electrical Engineering Program at the University of Washington—This program has a focus on the development, design, and implementation of electric and/or magnetic engineering devices and equipment.14.14 Electrical Engineering Lab at USC—Students at the Electrical engineering program at USC work in a laboratory environment.
They build, test, and evaluate electrical equipment and devices.15.15 Electrical Engineering Research and Development Program at UC Santa Cruz—This research and design program involves the design, development, and deployment of electrical, computer, and/ or mechanical equipment.16.16 Electrical Engineering Design Internship at UC Berkeley—Students working in this program work on designing new electrical devices