Hands-on experience with existing enterprises can create a valuable training and enrichment experience for students in the Thayer Bachelor of Engineering program. At the end of the internship, you will make a presentation to the Thayer community that addresses the nature of the enterprise you were engaged in, the problem you were assigned, and the results and impact of your project. The purpose of the presentation is to share lessons learned from the experience with the Thayer community. The presentation will be accompanied by a short but complete written report. Neither the presentation nor report should contain confidential information of the enterprise. The course is graded on a credit/no credit basis by the instructor after completion of the report, normally before the second week of the term following the internship.
Students holding F-1 visa status will need to get an updated I-20 endorsed with employment authorization, prior to starting their internship. F-1 students should consult the Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS) about the application process. Internships typically occur in the summer term, may be paid by the company, and should coincide with the start and end of the term. Students electing to do an internship for academic credit must enroll in ENGG 99 to formalize their internship experience, complete an Internship proposal form, and consult with the instructor prior to enrollment. During the internship a student is responsible for tuition and health insurance (see note).
The credit for this course will appear on the Thayer School of Engineering transcript, but this course does not count toward the number of courses required for any degree. Students receive a Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) grade based on evaluation from on-site, internship supervisor, presentation and written report. Permission is required to enroll and students may only receive credit for ENGG 99 once.
Permission of the instructor. Enrollment is open to students accepted to the BE degree program with at least 2 but not more than 9 courses remaining in their BE program plan.