Student internships

As a mechanical engineering student in the IUPUI program at IUPUC, you can pursue internships with top local and regional employers specializing in advanced automotive manufacturing and other industries.

The real-world experience you will gain during an internship will bring the theories, concepts, and lessons you learn in the classroom to life. Among the skills mechanical engineering interns learn are how to work in technical groups, develop good communication and collaboration skills, statistically analyze experimental and computational data, write and interpret technical reports, present and explain data graphically, and implement design work and engineering analyses.

In addition to being an excellent resume-builder, internships are usually paid and often lead to part-time employment before you graduate. They can also yield opportunities for full-time employment after graduation.

Internships are not limited to the summer months—you can complete internships in the summer, spring, or fall semesters. Although not currently required, most mechanical engineering students complete internships during their junior and senior years.

Career Point

Career Point is the best place to start your search, whether you are a student or IUPUC graduate looking for an internship or a full-time or part-time position or an employer seeking potential employees.

We welcome part-time, full-time, and internship postings from local, regional, and national employers.

If you need assistance with registering, contact Carol Kostrzewsky at 812.375.7527 or

Student Story

"This summer, I'm using the knowledge I learned in the classroom to understand fatigue analysis for automotive parts. I'm getting experience in statistically analyzing results from fatigue tests to determine the probability of how long different parts will last and their overall durability under daily use."

Richie Weafer
Faurecia durability support intern
2012 Brooke E. Tuttle Scholarship Recipient