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, students will make a presentation to the Thayer community that addresses the nature of the enterprise they were engaged in, the problem they were assigned, and the results and impact of the 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 after completion of the report, normally before the second week of the term following the internship, and the grade is based on evaluation from the student’s on-site internship supervisor as well as the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s presentation and written report. This is a 0.5 credit course and due to the full-time nature of the internship experience, students may not enroll in other courses during the internship experience. The credit for this course will appear on the Thayer School of Engineering transcript, and this course counts toward the number of credits required for the Bachelor of Engineering degree. Students must complete an internship proposal form, and consult with and gain approval from the instructor prior to enrollment. Students may only enroll in and receive credit for ENGG 99 once.
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 CPT work authorization process. Internships typically occur in the summer term, may be paid by the company, and must be based on the term start and end dates.
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.