EWX Internship Program

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Students apply here for consideration to the EWX program.

Employers apply here.

What is EWX?

Engineering Work Experience (EWX) is a structured internship program for undergraduate students in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (MME) and Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE).  

Objectives of the program are:

  • To provide high-performing students with opportunities to obtain work experience at engineering and technology companies in the Portland region during the summer before their senior year with an option to continue full- or part-time during their senior year.
  • To provide local companies with an opportunity to work with some of the best PSU engineering students before graduation.
  • To provide feedback to PSU on how to better prepare PSU engineering students for successful careers.

Who Qualifies?

Any student in their junior level year accepted to either ECE (Electrical & Computer), MME (Mechacnial) or CEE (Civil & Environmental) Departments. The program admission is selective and competitive. We anticipate having two or three candidates for every available position. Candidates will be mentored and coached to prepare for the interview process. Students will submit resumes and have the opportunity to specify company preferences. 

Important Dates

12/3/18         Employer applications due.  

12/10/18       Employers notified of admission status

12/17/18       Employer position descriptions due

1/14/19         Student applications due

1/21/19         Student acceptance decisions given

1/25/19         Student final resumes and preferences due and sent to companies.

2/1/19           Interview day (MME/ ECE)
2/15/19         Offers due (MME/ ECE)
2/22/19         Signed offers back to employers (MME/ ECE)

2/15/19         Interview day (CEE).
3/1/19           Offers due (CEE)
3/8/19           Signed offers back to employers (CEE)

Next Steps

If you are interested to participate as an employer, visit this link to sign up.

If you are a student, follow this link to get more specifics on how to apply to the program.

Employer Responsibilities

Employers must have at least one open position to participate in the program, and must provide a position description by the deadline. The position must pay $18/h or more, be for 12 weeks in duration or more, and include at least 30 h/week of work during the summer. An employer representative with authority to make a hiring decision must attend the interviews for each position, and up to two representatives may attend the interview. The employer must make offers to the students within 2 weeks of the interview day. If interviewed students are not sufficiently qualified, the employer may choose to not fill the position. The employer also has no obligation to continue employment after the summer. Employers are expected to share information and feedback with PSU staff about offers made, student strengths/weaknesses, feedback during summer internship, and ideas about how to improve the program.  

Participating Companies Include

More Information

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Frank Goovaerts at fhg@pdx.edu 503-725-2876