BME majors are strongly encouraged to participate in internships with local or nationally based engineering firms or research institutions. Only in a few cases can internship experiences be used for academic credit. Students who wish to obtain such credit for an internship must obtain prior approval from the BME Undergraduate Committee.
The Industry Practicum program is a way to gain valuable work experience. A student in this program takes one semester and the summer preceding or following it to work for a company. Academic credit is not granted, but the work experience and references obtained are valuable in later job searching. Typically, graduation is delayed by one semester, but some students with Advanced Placement credit or summer classes can graduate on time. Additional information, including example programs, is available from the SEAS office or Career Center.
For examples of recent summer internships that our students have completed, visit this page.