How It Works
The College of Engineering Remote Micro-Internship Program offers part-time, 10-week, paid industry project opportunities for engineering or computer science students each term. Fall Term projects begin Sept. 27 and end Dec. 3 and will require 10–20 hours per week, depending on the project.
Each term, the Engineering Micro-Internship Program opportunity will be posted on Handshake. Typically, the application will be open over a weekend, from Friday at 5 p.m. until Monday at noon.
To apply, you will need to:
- Upload a resume and an unofficial transcript in Handshake, and
- Answer supplemental questions in a separate survey, including a statement of interest and a ranking of your first, second, and third choice projects.
Application information will be shared with the employers who are offering projects that term.
The minimum wage suggested to participating employers is $16.50 per hour. Compensation will vary according to each company’s hiring policies and practices.
Students will be selected and compensated directly by the company sponsoring the project; students will not be employed by Oregon State.
All students in the College of Engineering may apply. However, preference will be given to students in their third or fourth year, and to post-bacc or master’s students. Recent graduates (within the past year) may apply, but some companies have policies that require interns to be continuing students.
Projects vary each term, depending on the participating companies and their needs. To get a better idea, you may review examples of past projects and associated majors. Companies are free to offer projects for any Oregon State undergraduate engineering major.
Some projects may require U.S. citizenship or work authorization, depending on the nature of the work and the policies of the sponsoring organization. Any such requirements will be indicated in the project descriptions.
International students should contact the Office of International Services to discuss visa requirements and to get general advice on how to proceed. In general, F-1 students should qualify under Curricular Practical Training. International students have participated in past internships offered through this program.
Because specifics vary for each student, and because immigration regulations are subject to change, it’s always best for students to contact OIS with any questions about international student visa status and work/internship permissions.
Typically, the host organization sponsoring the project owns the outputs and outcomes of the project, as specified in an employer agreement. Oregon State Students are free to sign employer agreements according to their own preferences.