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  • Urban GIS - GIS Field Position Job Opportunity

    We are still in need of the following positions:

    - GIS Field Technician

    - Senior GIS Field Technician

    - GIS Field Intern

    This is for an on-going project with a utility company. This position will be in the field include gathering audit data on light poles in the greater Chicagoland area.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Uses specialized GPS equipment to report position and record data in company software.

    • Work with Auditing team.

    • Responsible for survey data

    • Responsible for all GPS equipment

    • Creates audit notes in software.

    • You will be heading out to various townships or cities to gather reports from GIS auditors.

    - May start as Part time and move to Full time

    - Can start Immediately

    Applicants must be within Chicago area and must have transportation.

    Send your application to:

  • Urban GIS - GIS Field Position Job Opportunity

    Company: Urban GIS

    GIS Field Position from entry to senior level 

    Currently looking to fill two positions

    - GIS FIeld Intern

    - GIS Field Technician

    Attached is information on the desired positions

    Looking to fill as soon as possible

    Check out their website for more information on Urban GIS and more information on their work in developing the citywide street light database for the Chicago Department of Transportation

  • IDOT Internship Opportunities

    - Internships available through IDOT

    - Able to search for job descriptions/applications for the region that you may be closest to.

    - District 1 is for Chicago-land and District 5 is closest to Champaign county.

    - Applications have varying due dates, from early March to late April

  • SHPE Virtual Career Fair 12-4pm EDT April 18

    Register here for SHPE's Virtual Career Fair on April 18, 2020 from 12:00-4:00pm EDT. Please have your resume ready. Registration closes April 15. 

  • Congressional Internship Program

    Are you an undergraduate student looking for a paid internship in Washington, D.C.? Do you want to develop your professional skills and connect with powerful Latino leaders? Apply to the Congressional Hispanic Caucas Institute, inc. internship program from Aug.26 2019 - Nov. 15 2019 (12 weeks). Airfare, housing, health insurance, and public transportation included! Deadline to apply is February 22 

  • 2019 Summer Internship at UC San Diego

    Are you considering applying to grad school? Contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

    The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking diverse undergraduate students to apply for the 2019 MPL Summer Internship Program. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary. 

    1st year to 3rd year undergraduates are encouraged to apple. The deadline to submit your application is January 18, 2019 at 4 p.m Pacific time

    Click here to learn more about the different Research Topics

    For any questions conatct Eva Friedlander |

  • 2019 Launching Leaders Undergraduate Experience

    Are you passionate about technology?

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is seeking diverse college students to be a part of their Launching Leaders Program, November 30, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York.

    During this program you will take part in developmental workshops and get a chance to learn about their recruiting process. Your participation could lead to an opportunity to interview for their Summer Analyst program in 2019 and awards up to $10,000.

    Submit your application by November 11, 2018

    For any questions contact:

    Jennifer Arnau | 347-854-1051 |


  • Women in CEE Internship With USDOT

    ∴ Full-time female student in Civil Engineering
    ∴ US Citizen
    ∴ Minimum GPA of 2.8
    ∴ Ability to work in a team, time management, multitasking, computer skills a must

    View full job description here.

  • Chicago Software Internship Opportunity

    »Proficiency in at least one: Java, JavaScript, Python, C, C++, C#, etc. 
    »Experience with responsive front-end design (HTML, CSS, Flexbox, CSS Grid)
    »Experience working with relational databases and basic SQL
    »Strong programming fundamentals (data structures, algorithm design, software design, strong problem solving skills)

  • Engineering Intern for the City of Champaign

    Paid summer internship assisting with City engineering services, construction site inspections, infrastructure mapping and data management projects. Apply
    *Must still be enrolled Fall 2018
    *Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm
    *Application Deadline: March 25, 2018

  • Internships at Research Park- Panel Discussion

    Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00-1:00pm (Lunch provided)
    The Career Center Interview Suite, Room 213
    616 E Green St., Champaign, IL 

    Panelists from: State Farm, Synchrony Financial, Caterpillar, Graybar, AGCO Acceleration Center, and John Deere.

  • iSAFE Computer Science Internship

    ⊗ Computer Science or Computer Engineering Majors
    ⊗ 40 hours per week
    ⊗ Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

    Full Job Description | Website | Questions?

  • Center for Computing Research Internship

    ¤ ECE or CS Majors
    ¤ 40 hours per week
    ¤ Minimum cumulative 3.15 GPA

    Full Job DescriptionWebsite | Questions?

  • Center for Cyber Defenders Internship

    • CS or ECE majors
    • 40 hours per week
    • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0

    Full Job Description | Website | Questions?

  • 2017 SPIN Open House

    2017 SPIN Open House!

    October 25, 2017, 3-5 p.m. NCSA Atrium

    Are you an Illinois undergraduate looking for your next internship experience? The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is looking for highly motivated, creative students to work on hands-on research projects with guidance from NCSA staff and faculty affiliates. The center will offer a limited number of paid SPIN (Students Pushing INnovation) internships during the Summer 2018 session. The SPIN projects are open to students in any major and any year of study; international students can apply. Want to learn more? Come to our SPIN Open House! You’ll get to meet our NCSA staff and faculty affiliates and learn more about the different projects you could be a part of. Refreshments will be provided.

    For more info contact or visit

  • Volunteer for the ECS Career Fair

    Want a chance to do some potential networking while helping others do the same? Volunteer for the ECS Career Fair happening on Sept 12!

    Not only are there a lot of opportunities for students to give just an hour or two of their time, it’s also a great way for students to be able to see the event if they’ve never been to a Career Fair before!

    If you would like to help out just go to this link:

  • GE Aviation Female Diversity Recruitment Leadership Summit

    GE Aviation Female Diversity Recruitment Leadership Summit
    October 19 - October 21, 2017
    GE Aviation - Cincinnati, Ohio

    The Female Diversity Recruitment Leadership Summit seeks to identify and recruit highly talented minority female students from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

    YouTube Video:

    Those selected for attendance at the summit receive:

    • Meals, transportation and lodging paid for by GE Aviation
    • Professional Development Seminars
    • Networking with GE Aviation leadership
    • Interview opportunities for Co-Op/Internship assignments with GE Aviation

    Application criteria:

    • Currently enrolled in one of the following degree programs: IE, EE, MechE, AE, Materials, Ceramic, Software Eng., Computer Eng., Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, IT Security, Information Technology Management, Risk Analysis, Management Information Systems
    • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required - NOTE: Sponsorship will not be provided by GE*
    • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 without rounding

    How to Apply:

    To be considered for the 2017 summit you must complete the following:
    1. ) Complete this survey linked below no later than 11:59pm Monday September 18th

    2.) Apply for a co-op/intern position via the link below:

    Candidates selected to attend the Summit will be notified via email no later than September 21st

    * Note: 1) U.S. Citizen or National 2) U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident 3) Person granted refugee status in the U.S. 4) Person granted asylee status in the U.S. 5) A special agricultural worker under section 210 or 6) a beneficiary of legalization through an amnesty program under section 245A of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.


  • Internship Opportunities for Summer 2017 at SRAM

    Still looking for work this summer? SRAM LLC is looking to hire a Test Development Engineer Intern in both Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL.

    Education/Minimum Qualifications:

    - Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in Mechincal Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a relevant engineering program
    - Excellent verbal communication skills; strong attention to detail is a must
    - Ability to work with others, but high self-motivated to achieve individual tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment
    - Knowledge or interest in bicycles is a bonus

    Interested? Learn more in the linked documents and apply here:


  • Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program

    ICSSP is a scholarship for service program intended for students interested in specializing in cybersecurity and who want to work for the government upon graduation. Accepted students receive an amazing scholarship that includes a full tuition water plus a generous stipend to support educational expenses. Typically we offer the scholarship for a student's in their last 2 years of a degree program and in return, these scholars need to work for the government for the number of years they receive the scholarship.

    We are currently accepting applications now through March 31, 2017

  • NACME Scholars Summer Opportunity - IBM Social Good Fellowship

    This is a special summer work experience opportunity for NACME Scholars.

    The IBM Social Good Fellowship is an oportunity for undergraduate students to develop their skills and develop data science solutions that benefit humanity. Mentored by leading IBM Research scientists and engineers at the T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY (north of New York City), fellows use data mining, machine learning, analytics, operations research, statistics, and mobile computing methods to complete projects with social impact.

    Please note that IBM has committed to providing internship opportunities specifically to NACME Scholars, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. They are targeting students with strong programming skills, mobile app development, experience with data science methodology and visualization. The due date for the application is February 14th. Students may apply at the following link:


  • Illinois Science of Security (SoS) Summer Internship

    The Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, part of the NSA Science of Security Lablet program, invites applications for a unique research experience for students. Selected applicants will spend eight weeks at ITI pursuing a research program of their own design, under the mentorship of ITI faculty and/or staff. The objective will be to advance research, which may be submitted for a poster session at the next HotSoS Science of Security Symposium. In addition to the research, the summer internship program will include weekly seminars and instruction regarding research issues such as ethics, research writing, presenting, creating posters, and grad school preparation.

    The program committee will select participants based on academic record and a 5-page proposal outlining the proposed research project. Both domestic and international students studying at a U.S. university are eligible to apply. Selected applicants will have lodging provided and receive a stipend and meal allowance. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students are not eligible housing or a meal allowance.

    Program Dates: June 5 - July 28, 2017 (subject to change)

    Information Needed for Application

    - Research Project Proposal
    - ResumeTranscripts
    - Name and Contact Information of 3 references

    Online application: 

    Application deadline: February 28, 2017
    Contact Andrea Whitesell at for inquiries.

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Laboratory of Optical Physics and Engineering

    Project Description: Project involves assembling a high power pulse excimer laser and conducting spectroscopy experiment with the excimer laser (at least two (2) assistants will be needed).


    Must have taken ECE 455: Optical Electronics
    ECE or physics major preferred
    Experience with laser preferred
    Laser safety certificate is required before starting with research (Successful applicants will be given guidance to obtain the certificate)

    Submit the following to apply

    Personal statement, including background in optical physics and engienering, and interest in this project

    Please contact

    Wenting Chen (Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    Laboratory of Optical Physics and Engineering

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Project Description: 

    The research project aims to determine which farm field management techniques are best at mitigating agricultural nitrogen losses associated with fertilization. To accomplish this, we collect and analyze air, water, and soil samples from fields utilizing different field management (fertilization rates, tillage, and cover cropping).


    The student should be interested and capable of spending time in the field. Field duties will include carrying equipment; installing sampling systems; collecting air, water, and soil samples; and maintaining detailed field notes. The student will need to have at least one morning each week available to dedicate to field work.

    *Preference for students within Civil and Environmental Engineering and/or those considering graduate school

    Submit the following to apply

    Semester schedule
    Brief statement of reason(s) they are interested in this project

    Please contact

    Mary Foltz (Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering)

  • BP Early Engagement Programs

    Applications for early engagement programs with BP are currently open and being accepted through March 16, 2017.  Each program application requires completion of a virtual interview.  To successfully prepare applicants for virtual interviews, BP will host a Lunch and Learn on February 2, 2017. 

    BP will be on campus for the following events:

    Wednesday, February 1st
    Business Spring Career Fair (2-7p)

    Thursday, February 2nd
    BP Lunch and Learn – Virtual Interviewing (11-12p)
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Location: Wohlers Hall, Room 370

    Students can register for these events at

  • 2017 Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Marine Physical Laboratory

    Applications will only be considered when submitted via

    Organization: UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory

    Call for Summer Interns

    Are you considering applying to grad school and interested in oceanography as a career path?  Contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

    The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2017 MPL Summer Internship Program. Undergraduate college students majoring in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geology are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.

    UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. 


    Currently enrolled as 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate - and not in your senior year - at a college or university with a major applicable to research done at MPL

    * A U.S. citizen or permanent resident 

    * Considering a career in scientific research* Available to start at MPL in La Jolla, California, between June 1, 2017, and the first week in July

    * Available to work the duration of the internship, ten consecutive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $14/hr

    * Not a former MPL summer intern

    * OK with working a short distance from some of Southern California's best beaches and surf 


    Visit to complete the application online* Applications will be accepted online through 4 p.m. Pacific time on February 17, 2017* Decisions emailed to applicants by the end of April 2017


  • x-FU(s)ION-International Research Internship (Japan)

    Are you interested in a 2-month paid undergraduate researchinternship in Japan?

    The summer internship will be from June 1 to July 31, 2017 at Kyushu University, Japan. Successful applicants will work with faculty members, students, and postdocs on experimental projects focusing on the use of solid oxide electrolysis cells to transform renewable energy to chemical energy and to store it for later use. The award includes a $4000 summer stipend, room and board, roundtrip airfare, health insurance, and a cultural and language orientation.


    At least sophomore standing with demonstrated interest in energy researchApplicant must have demonstrated scholastic excellence

    Application requirements

    one-page personal statementresumetranscript

    Information about the internship can be found here.

  • Undergraduate Research Internship (Center For Energy Efficient Electronics Science)

    Application for 2017 E3S REU Now Available!

    The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science  (E3S) combines a broad research and education approach to revolutionize two major fundamental components of digital information processing systems: the communications logic switch and the short-medium range communication of information between logic elements. 

    The 2017 E3S Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program will be from June 3 - August 5, 2017 with projects in exciting research areas: nanoelectronics, nanomechanics, nanophotonics, and nanomagnetics.

    Program Benefits

    9-weeks of research experience
    Hands-on research guided by faculty mentors and graduate students
    Graduate school advising and subsidized GRE prep course
    Guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips
    $4,000 stipend plus room and board (dependent upon selected campus)
    Travel allowance (up to $600)

    Click here for Application Information


    Must be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident to apply. International students are NOT eligible for this program.
    Sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors enrolled in four year colleges and universities in the United States
    Engineering and Physical Science majors
    3.25 grade point average or higher
    No prior research experience required

    Students who are first in their family to go to college, come from low-income backgrounds, are from underserved communities, and/or are women and/or veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Application Deadline: January 27, 2017 at 11:59PM Pacific Time

    All applications, including letters of recommendations, resume and transcripts, must be RECEIVED by January 27, 2017.Late and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.Notification of decisions is expected to be sent in mid March.

    Questions can be addressed to

    E3S Education & Outreach Programs
    ATTN: Dr. Kedrick Perry, Diversity Director
    University of California
    562 Sutardja Dai Hall Berkeley, CA 94720-176
    4Fax: (510) 664-4113

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant (Institute for Genomic Biology)

    Project Description: TERRA-MEPP (Mobile Energy-Crop Phenotyping Platform) is a low-cost, autonomous robot that analyzes biofuel crops throughout the growing season to pinpoint plants with desirable yield and sustainability traits.

    More information can be found at: Requirements

    Strong preference will be given to students with an engineering or technology backgroundComfortable with programming, basic electronics, and mathematical calculationsPreferably electrical, mechanical, agricultural engineering and/or computer science major

    Anyone with the appropriate skills background is encouraged to apply.

    Submit the following to apply

    Current resume including brief descriptions of past applicable projects

    Please contact

    Prof. Joshua Peschel (Institute for Genomic Biology)


    Project Description: Our group has various projects related to software testing in general, and security for Internet of Things in particular.

    Note: Our group has had undergraduates start as early as their freshman year and still do very well (e.g., publish papers, release open-source code, get into grad school, win departmental and national awards, etc.).


    Must have programming skills, preferably in Java (Python, C, and C++ also acceptable)
    Motivated to do research

    To apply

    Post your curriculum vitae (CV) online and email a link to Prof. Darko Marinov

    Please contact

    Prof. Darko Marinov (Computer Science)Email:

  • Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

    Application for BESIP 2017 is now open!

    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) sponsored Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship (BESIP) is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. The 10-week program, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Lutz, BESIP Program Director, is scheduled from June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017. The internship will allow rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD.

    Click here for Application Information


    Applicant must have completed at least three years (6 semesters or 9 quarters) of undergraduate study in a biomedical engineering or bioengineering degree program by the start of the 2017 summer.Applicant must plan to be returning to undergraduate school for at least one term following the summer BESIP.Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident attending college in the U.S.Because of housing arrangements, the structure of the program, the orientation procedures and the planned group activities, the student must be present on the Bethesda campus to participate in the entire ten-week program between June 5 and August 11, 2017.

    Online Application Deadline: February 9, 2017Deadline for Reference Letters: February 12, 2017Notification of selected interns by February 26, 2017

  • SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) Internship Program

    Work on leading-edge research projects to improve our world with NCSA. Learn more

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Scholarship

    Earn up to $9,500 and paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the US. Application deadline: January 31, 2017

  • United Airlines internship recruiting at UIUC

    Attention juniors and seniors majoring in Industrial Engineering or Systems Engineering and Design – Learn about internship opportunities available at United Airlines at the following events:

    Information Session

    Tuesday, September 6th

    7:30 PM

    Transportation Building, Room 114


    ECS Career Fair

    Wednesday, September 7th

    12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Activities and Recreation Center

    Please email Kelsey Blake  with any questions about these upcoming events

  • City of Champaign Engineering Summer Internships

    The City of Champaign Pubic Works Department is currently soliciting applications for engineering summer internship positions within the Engineering Division. Application deadline: March 13, 2016

  • Public Works Engineering Interns

    The City of Champaign seeks qualified candidates for a career opportunity as an Engineering Intern in the Public Works Department. Application deadline: March 13, 2016

  • Apply Now for the CHCI-Tyson Scholar-Intern Program

    CHCI offers scholar-intern programs that provide monetary support and hands-on experience in various fields. Application deadline: March 4, 2016

  • General Atomics Intern Program

    Are you studying Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Aerospace, or Systems & Industrial Engineering? General Atomics is looking to fil over 100 summer intern positions.

  • Cooperative Institute for Climate Science Research Internship Program

    The Cooperative Institute for Climate Science at Princeton University in collaboration with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) is recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students for 8-10 week research internships in atmospheric, oceanic and earth system science. 

    Applications should be made online at, Requisition #1600034

  • 2016 Summer Internship at UCSD

    Are you majoring in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geology? Consider a 10 week summer internship at the University of California, San Diego. Application deadline: February 26, 2016

  • Gogo Summer Internship Positions

    Are you passionate about transforming aviation? Take a look at a few summer internships through Gogo.

  • Blue Waters Student Internship Program

    This is a one year STEM and high-performance computing research internship program. Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) 2016

    Earn paid undergraduate research experience at the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn more and apply by January 10, 2016.

  • The Washington Center Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

    Earn a fully funded, paid internship with a federal agency! Application deadline: November 18 (for the spring semester) or January 15 (for the summer term).

  • NASA Goddard Student Pathways Webinar

    Get essential information on the student pathways internship opportunities at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Learn more

  • Summer 2015 Student Intern Program

    Intern for the city and county of San Francisco. Deadline: February 11, 2015

  • 2015 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

    Gain research experience through a summer internship. Deadline: 01/30/15

  • HACU Offers Internships and Full-Time Opportunites with Hormel

    Hormel is recruiting right now.

  • HACU Offers 3 Summer 2015 Internships with Goldman Sachs

    Take a look at these opportunies: Strats Summer Analyst, Ops Summer Analyst, and Tech Summer Analyst; then review the criteria and application directions. Deadine: October 7, 2014.

  • Goldman Sachs Strats Business: Siebel Center Info Session

    Internships, career opportunities, networking, and more. Register today!

  • Open House for Internship Opportunities

    Visit the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) between 3 and 5 pm Aug. 28 to learn more!

  • Hacu-Hormel Foods Summer 2014 Internship


     Summer 2014 Internship

    Paid Internship Opportunity

     The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is seeking stu-dents to apply for the summer 2014 Hormel Foods Internship.

     This is a 10 week program where students will intern at Hormel Foods headquarters in Austin, Minnesota.


    Housing and Travel

     HACU makes all travel and housing arrangements

     HACU covers travel expense (airfare to and from internship destination)

     HACU finds housing for student, and student pays for the housing expense


    Other Program Benefits

     Paid 10 week summer internship

     Hands-on job experience

     Full time job opportunities available


    All students and applicants interested in the full-time positions and internships, please submit your resume to