Co-ops and Internships
Biosystems engineering students use internships and co-ops as a way to apply their learning to the job site. These professional activities reinforce classroom education and add valuable skills and experience to a resume. Our internship spotlights show the breadth of opportunity available to students and illustrate the types of careers biosystems engineers are prepared for.
Interested in adding an internship or co-op to your academic experience?Speak with your academic advisor to develop an advising plan that helps you achieve your goals.
Class of 2023
Rebecca served in the component engineering department as an aerospace/mechanical engineering intern with United Airlines. Her work involved creating engineering repair authorizations for mechanics and analyzing purchasing and investment opportunities for aircraft repair equipment. She experienced on-the-job training, mentorship, and team-building activities.
Class of 2022
During her year-long co-op, Madhu scaled processes up and down in a Pilot Plant facility to troubleshoot challenges with production of omega-3 fatty acids from algae. She also grew her professional skillset and learned about different applications of the biosystems engineering discipline.
Class of 2021
During her internship, Ashlee worked as a Project Engineer Intern learning about the distillation process in the beverage industry. She conducted a mass and energy balance analysis of the entire distillery process and provided troubleshooting on issues as they arose.