Industrial Engineering

ISE Internship Program Information for Employers

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An internship is a career-related work experience that integrates classroom theory with "real world" practical experience. A successful internship program is one in which job assignments consist of meaningful engineering work experiences that challenge the student intern and progressively increase their level of responsibility.

Internships can be offered in the following skill areas:
Lean Implementations
Work Sampling (time and motion studies)
Data Collection and Analysis
Quality Control
Six Sigma
Reliability and Safety
Experiment Design
Inventory Management and Control
Material Handling
Operations Research
Database Management
Human Factors and Ergonomics
Engineering Economy (cost/benefit analysis)

And the following skills levels:
Employers grade internships on four levels to provide the best possible match.
Level 1 - Lower level student with an interest in industrial engineering
Level 2 - Lower level student with some industrial engineering background
Level 3 - Significant industrial engineering coursework
Level 4 - Significant industrial engineering coursework plus previous work experience

Tips to insure a meaningful and productive internship experience: