Pete and Rosalie Johnson Internship Program

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Johnson Summer Internship Information and Application

Application Deadline is Sunday, April 30, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m. Click below for application information.

Application Info (PDF) Application Info (DOCX)

Pete and Rosalie Johnson established the Pete and Rosalie Johnson Undergraduate Internship Program to support undergraduates in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. The Johnson Internship is available to First-Year students that have declared a CBEE major at the end of Spring 2023 term and registered for CBEE 211 in Fall 2023 or CBEE 280 in Summer 2023.

The Johnsons believe that work experience is necessary for students to become fully educated, and that it is within the structure of a formalized work experience that students meld technical knowledge with professional behavior resulting in professional efficacy. The typical university curriculum offers excellent technical and academic training, but little professional behavior development that is required to be immediately prepared for practice upon graduation. Universities depend upon internships and summer work experiences, both in institutional research and industrial environments, to supply this training.

Our students in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering compete nationally for summer internships and research experience for undergraduate (REU) programs. In order to be competitive for summer positions after the sophomore year of schooling, they need to have demonstrated mastery of skills not taught or practiced at other schools, and this is what is provided by the Johnson Internship in the summer following the students first year in the CBEE program, when it is difficult to obtain a meaningful engineering internship.

Qualifying Applicants: Any first-year student declared a CBEE major at the end of Spring 2023 term and registered for CBEE 211 in Fall 2023 or CBEE 280 in Summer 2023.

Application Materials

  • high school information (school, year, GPA);
  • list of high school and OSU activities and leadership positions; and
  • employment history (employer name, dates, and brief description of duties).

Essay on what excites you about the field of chemical engineering, bioengineering, or environmental engineering and how you see the Johnson Internship helping you to achieve your career goals (one page).

Personal Powerpoint

One slide Personal PowerPoint (converted to pdf) that is primarily pictures (with some annotation) that introduces you and contains information about your family, pets, hobbies, high school activities, etc. (See examples from previous years below).

For more information, please contact Patrick Geoghegan at