Academic and Career Advising

Internships

Build your resume, explore career possibilities...and get paid for it. The Brandeberry Career Development Center connects Engineering and Computer Science students with internship opportunities. Our interns are paid an average of $15 per hour.

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Register Your Internship

BWI Group offers hands-on experience on meaningful projects to Wright State interns.

Congratulations on being offered an internship!

Please log in and complete the information regarding your internship.

There are three options you can choose from when registering your internship. All majors can count as a Tech-Elective with the exception of CS/CEG. If you are seeking a credit option, please speak with your academic advisor. 

The three options are below:

  1. Count your internship toward one technical elective. To qualify one must have completed all of their sophomore level courses, typically be working 30 hours/week, and have prior approval from their academic department. If you are interested in this option, please speak with your academic advisor to see if you qualify.
     
  2. Your internship can count as a general elective if you still need general electives. You would pay for this by credit hour. Check with your academic advisor or on your DAR to see if you still need general electives.
     
  3. If you do not need technical/general electives you can also register your internship for 0 credit hours, $0. This is a good way to have an official record of your internship and have it formally documented on your transcript.  For full time internships, this option will also maintain your student status even if you are working off campus and not taking any other classes. 

Once registered for any of the aforementioned options, one will be required to complete assignments in pilot related to their internship.  These course requirements will take no more that an hour or two over the course of the semester.


Guidelines for Internships

To register with the College of Engineering and Computer Science for the engineering internship program, students should be a sophomore level or above and:

  • have completed or be nearing completion of entry-level courses as below
  • have declared a course of study and been accepted into that program
  • have a 2.5 GPA for undergraduate students and a 3.0 GPA for graduate students
  • be committing to a job related to their major

Students who do not meet the eligibility guidelines are advised to schedule an appointment with the internship advisor in the Brandeberry Career Development Center to discuss their options. Appointments may be scheduled by calling (937) 775-4491.

Entry Level Courses by Major

Biomedical Engineering

  • ENG 1100
  • EGR 1010 or MTH 2300
  • CHM 1210 or PHY 2400

Computer Engineering

  • ENG 1100
  • CS 1180 or CS 1160
  • CS 1181
  • MTH 2570 or CS 2200

Computer Science

  • ENG 1100
  • CS 1180 or CS 1160
  • CS 1811
  • MTH 2570 or CS 2200

Electrical Engineering

  • ENG 1100
  • CEG 2170
  • EE 2000/2000L
  • EE 2010/2010L

Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • ENG 1100
  • EGR 1010 or MTH 2300
  • CHM 1210 or PHY 2400

Mechanical Engineering

  • ENG 1100
  • EGR 1010 or MTH 2300
  • CHM 1210/1210L or PHY 2400/2400L
  • ME 1020

Materials Science

  • ENG 1100
  • EGR 1010 or MTH 2300
  • CHM 1210/1210L or PHY 2400/2400L
  • ME 1020

CPT Guidelines

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a program provided by the US Government that allows F1 visa students the opportunity to work off campus in the field of their study during their program as an integral part of their education.  Both credit and non-credit bearing positions are eligible.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science sponsors both part time and full time CPT authorization for full time students to encourage experiential learning within students’ areas of expertise as practical supplementation to their primary goal of achieving a degree.

CPT Authorization Process (PDF)


Preparation

The Brandeberry Career Development Center provides one-on-one appointments in with a career advisor to assist with the following:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Interview Techniques
  • LinkedIn Profiles
  • Salary Negotiation

For more information related to internships in Engineering and Computer Science, please contact us at (937) 775-4491.


Exploring Engineering Internships Seminar

First and second-year students, or students with no internship experience, are encouraged to take a one credit-hour seminar, EGR 1900: Exploring Engineering Internships.

In EGR 1900, students will learn about work ethics, job-seeking skills, career development resources, and industry insights. Speak with your academic advisor for registration details.


Search Internship Opportunities

Search the CECS Internship and Career Newsletter, the Wright State University Career Center Job Postings, or contact us to find an internship.


Past Internship Employers

This is a sample listing of employers where students have interned in the past.

*These internship employers are open to international student applicants.


Take the Next Step

Finding the right college means finding the right fit. See all that the College of Engineering and Computer Science has to offer by visiting campus.