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Internships and Job Opportunities

Each department in the College has its own process for handling internship and job postings. You should talk to the faculty and staff in your home department for additional information and visit the individual department web sites.

  1. Energy and Mineral Engineering related career opportunities can be found using the eCareer web site, hosted by the Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations.
  2. Geography related career opportunities.
  3. Geosciences related career opportunities.
  4. Materials Science and Engineering related career opportunities.  Related career opportunities can also be found using the eCareer web site, hosted by the Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations.
  5. Meteorology and Atmospheric Science related career opportunities.
  6. Penn State Career Services — The University’s Office of Career Services helps students with career planning and the job search process. They hold free training seminars on resume building and interviewing skills, and they host the annual Career Fair at the Bryce Jordan Center. 
  7. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities — Interested in summer research? Check out the opportunities on the National Science Foundation's (NSF) REU site. NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Historically, the vast majority of REU participants have been junior- or senior-level undergraduates--students.
  8. Engineering Career Resources and Employer Relations — Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations is the engineering career advising office at Penn State, serving both undergraduate and graduate students. Through the eCareer online job search system, they assist students seeking co-op, internship, and entry-level full-time positions. They also help connect students and employers at a wide variety of career events each academic year.
  9. Eberly College of Science Office of Science Engagement — The Eberly College of Science Office of Science Engagement coordinates a variety of work experiences related to careers in science.
  10. IAESTE Short Term International Programs — Are you interested in going on a short-term program abroad in the summer? You can earn academic credit and learn about a technical issue in a global context. Even if you are taking summer classes or interning in the U.S. during the summer, this program may still fit your schedule. In an increasingly competitive job market, much has been said about the need to gain relevant work experience before graduation. IAESTE not only provides traineeship experience but also the valuable experience of working abroad. IAESTE is open to degree level science, engineering, technology and applied arts students in the second year of study and above. The majority of traineeships take place in the summer months, although longer periods are also available.