Career Information

Internship Information

  • Jacobs School Cooperative Education (Co-op): The Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program is an immersive work experience in which students are employed full-time by a company for up to six months, which includes summer and one academic quarter, to supplement education with real-world experiences. Students with a minimum junior standing and a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. Positions are not guaranteed and students must apply and interview such as in any internship/job opportunity. For more information, please visit: Jacobs School Co-op Website.

  • TIP (Team Internship Program): Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) offers an internship in which multi-disciplinary teams of 3-5 engineering students are deployed to corporate sponsors to work on a project together for 10-12 weeks in the summer. Please visit the TIP website for more information.
  • Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) Summer Internship Program: Undergraduates contemplating a career in scientific research and development can apply for a summer research internship in marine science and technology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography's MPL. This ten-week summer internship program offers qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. In addition to their research, students will attend weekly seminars given by members of our faculty and scientific staff. Please visit the MPL Summer Internship Program website for more information.

  • AIP 197: The Academic Internship Program (AIP) coordinates work experiences for undergraduates with industry, government offices, and hospitals. The typical student time commitment to the internship is ten hours per week for every four units of academic credit. Please visit the AIP website for more information. MAE majors may not receive Technical Elective credit for an internship.

  • MAE 197: Students can enroll in MAE 197 to get academic credit for an internship they find through AIP, the REAL Portal, or company websites. When a student is offered an internship, they need to contact an MAE faculty member to ask if they are willing to serve as their faculty sponsor. Students enroll in MAE 197 with a Special Studies RequestThe student submits the completed form to the MAE Advising Office and awaits further instructions. At this time, MAE majors cannot receive Technical Elective credit for an internship.

  • Global TIES (Teams in Engineering Service): Global TIES teams give students an opportunity to apply their skills in a real-world setting while learning the role that engineering and technology can play in solving the local and global problems. Please visit the Global TIES website for more information. Mechanical and Environmental Engineering majors may receive credit for one Technical Elective from one quarter of ENG 100D and two quarters of ENG 100L. 


A Selection of Companies that Employ MAE Alumni


Cubic Corporation

General Atomics

Green Alternative Systems

Lockheed Martin

Northrop Grumman

Sandia National Laboratories

Space Micro Inc.


UTC Aerospace Systems