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Internships, Co-ops and Undergraduate Research

Hands-on experience give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in a real-world environment. 
Within engineering, hands-on experience can take a variety of forms including internships, co-ops, research, and study abroad.
  • An Engineering internship is a paid position within an engineering-related organization, that provides you with a professional-level training experience. Engineering internships occur during the summer.   
  • An Engineering Co-op is a paid, four- to nine-month position that occurs during the academic year.  While on Co-op, you will maintain your status as an enrolled UMass Amherst student without paying tuition. When you complete the co-op, it will appear on your transcript. Here are the links to co-op forms »
  • Research is engineering-related work done in an academic laboratory—whether at UMass, or at another educational institution or national lab.

Resources for Internships and Co-ops [pdf]

Resources for Research [pdf]

Study Abroad (UMass IPO office)

Going Global is an eRecruiting resource available to UMass students seeking international internships. You can access Going Global by signing in using your UMass OIT username and password.