Industrial Engineering

"Educating Leaders for a Changing World."

Welcome to the University of Washington Industrial & Systems Engineering internship website. Industrial & Systems Engineering prepares students for careers in an increasingly diverse, dynamic, and technological world. Graduate exit interviews revealed that 75-90% of IE students work part-time jobs to support their education. The ISE internship program was launched with the belief that it would be more valuable if students worked in positions that helped expand their understanding of industrial and systems engineering.

An internship is a career-related work experience that integrates classroom theory with "real world" practical experience. The ISE Internship Program matches companies and community organizations with talented ISE students.

Benefits to Employers

  • Evaluate potential employees under actual working conditions.
  • Completion of a project or task that might not otherwise be accomplished because regular staff do not have time.
  • Cost effective strategy to meet immediate and long-term staffing needs.
  • Employ a talented student with a higher skill and energy level than someone hired on a temporary basis.
Benefits to Students

  • Acquire professional work experience.
  • Learn new skills, explore career interests, and meet new intellectual challenges.
  • Great professional networking opportunity.
  • Gain practical experience and increase marketability to future employers.
  • Foster increased initiative, responsibility, and self-directedness.

Students Seeking Internships

Once you have created an online account, you will be able to review and apply for posted internships.

Employers Seeking Interns

Once you have created an online account, you will be able to post your internship. When the internship is completed we simply ask for an online evaluation of the process.

The IE internship project was initiated and is sponsored by the ISE Visiting Committee whose members include:

Jeff Alberts,The Boeing Company
Erik Anderson, Starbucks
Ron Cline, Nordstrom, Inc.
Mike DelRe, UPS
Kay Eder-Staggs, Philips
Shelley Fukui Kolar, Nordstrom, Inc.
Rich Hansen, Engineering & Operations Support Services
Joe Heim, Affiliate Professor
Jim Joseph, UPS
Mohammad Kaddoura, Microsoft
Jeff Kimbell, Microsoft
Brian Kuttner, Affiliate Professor
Trisha Larson, Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Kristen Lenci, Point B Solutions Group
Gail McDowell, SWFPAC
Ed Starbird, Fluke
Ed Stinson, Philips
Berkin Toktas, T-Mobile
Rebecca Webber, FM Global

For more information about the ISE internship program, please contact the ISE department advisor at (206) 543-5041 or by email at