Internships & Co-Ops

Gain a competitive advantage in the job market by participating in internship and co-op experiences.

Students graduating with internships or co-ops on their resumes are more attractive to employers because they have demonstrated the ability to convert academic knowledge into practical experience.


According to the National Association of Colleges & Employers:


EMPLOYERS WHO SAID CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE IS A FACTOR IN HIRING DECISIONS
95%
STUDENTS WITH A PAID INTERNSHIP THAT RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE JOB OFFER
63.1%
INTERNS CONVERTED TO FULL-TIME POSITIONS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION
51.7%

Benefits of an internship or co-op:

  • Gain hands on experience with real-world projects
  • Network with people in industry
  • “Test-drive” a potential career
  • Earn class credit when you enroll in ENG 395
  • Gain new skills and confidence
  • Earn while you learn
  • Build your resume
  • You are more likely to receive an offer of full-time employment and a higher salary offer from employers.

What is the difference between a(n) ?

  • Internship

    An Internship is a fixed term professional work experience offered by an employer to undergraduate or graduate students interested in a particular industry, career, or field of study. Both paid and unpaid internships can be completed over the summer or during the academic year and usually last up to 12 weeks. Internships can be full- or part-time.

  • Co-Op

    A Co-Op is typically a full-time, paid position within a company or organization that spans over the course of multiple semesters. There will usually be more training and higher levels of responsibility than with an internship.

ENGR 395-Get Course Credit

Register for ENGR 395 if you would like to receive technical elective credit while you are working in an internship/co-op. The course is graded Credit/No Credit and is 2 units during the fall/spring semesters and 1 unit during the summer session.

***Required course for international students in order to be eligible for CPT.***

D-Clearance

Please submit a D-Clearance request by Friday, January 12th, 2018 to register for ENGR 395 during Spring 2018.

Qualifications for ENGR 395

  • You must have at least a 2.6 grade point average. (On a case-by-case basis, students with a cumulative or major GPA below 2.6 may be permitted to take this course.)
  • The work experience in the internship must be directly related to the your respective major.
  • You must be work at least 15-20 hours per week during the fall/spring semesters. During the summer, you can work up to 40 hours.
Before your internship/co-op assignment can begin the following must be on file:

  • Offer Letter
  • Job Description
  • Signed Advisement Form OR Course Plan

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International Internships

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Check Out Where Viterbi Students Interned During Summer 2016…

3Diligent Corporation
91bnb Travel Inc.
Academia Sinica
Activision Publishing
Adobe
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Aerospec
Aerovironment
Airbus
Alcoa Inc.
Alcon, Novartis
ALPHA CONSTRUCTION INC
Amazon
Amgen
Ansaldo STS
AOL
Aptima
Armani Research Group
Armstrong Builders
Army Research Lab West
Artamata
Aruba
AT&T
Avcorp Composite Fabrication
Bain & Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barracuda Networks Inc
Beckman Coulter
Belkin International
Bloom Energy
Bloomberg LP
Blur
Boeing
Boingo Wireless, Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Bosch Research and Technology Center
Boston University Dental School
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brown & Caldwell
Cadence Design Systems
Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC
CALIT2 EHEALTH COLLABORATORY
CalPortland Cement
CAO Group
Caterpillar Xuzhou Ltd.
cavotec
Cedars Sinai
CH2M Hill
ChemEOR
China Merchant Securities
China Standard Software Co., Ltd
Cisco Systems
City of Los Angeles – Bureau of Engineering
City of Pleasanton
Clinipro Staffing
CloudGenix
CloudSight Inc.
Codecademy
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Comcast
Compellon Inc
Concure Oncology
Concurrent Computer Corporation
CorAssist Cardiovascular
CRIXlabs Inc.
Cummins Inc.
Davis Instruments Corporation
DELL
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Dexcom
DililiLabs Inc.
Discovery Communications
DocketCalendar
Doosan Fuel Cell America, Inc.
DromeBox Labs
Ducommun Inc.
Dun & Bradstreet
Dynavax Technologies

EarLens
Edwards Lifesciences
EFM Capital
Einstein Assembly
ElectroMech Material Handling Systems
Electronics For Imaging
Emcore
EnCap Investments
Engrade
Envision Experience
Ericsson
Ewaybot
Expedia Inc
Faraday Future
First Data Corporation
Formosa Plastics Corporation
Frenzy
FRNCi
Full Scale Effects
Fynd
GeneFluidics, Inc
General Atomics
GIBLIB
Ginger-K Lymphedema and Cancer Care Center
GlobalFoundries
Google
GoPro Inc
Grabit Inc
Guidance Software
GYLT CO (Docket Calendar)
Hess Corporation
Honda Research & Development
Honeybee Robotics
Hortonworks, Inc
House Advantage LLC
Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Co., PetroChina
Hyatt Hotels
I.C.L.E.I GLOBAL
IBM
iD Tech
Illumina Inc.
Implanova Inc
Incuvation Labs
Inspur USA Inc
Intel Corporation
Internal Drive, inc.
iRobot
J. Crew
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JGR CAPITAL PARTNERS
Jibo
Johnson & Johnson
Judlau Contracting Inc. (OHL NA)
Katayama & Associates, Inc.
Kimberly Clark
Kinestral Technologies
Kiran Analytics
KPMG
KRE Consulting
KSB india pvt. ltd.
Land O’ Lakes Inc
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
LBCT
Legendary Entertainment
Legrand North America
Lenovo
Level Sports
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Lightspeed Aviation
Line 204 Events
Linear Technology
Linguos LLC
Lionano, Inc.
Living Advantage

Lockheed Martin
Logitech
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Lumi Co.
LunchMate
Luxima Technology LLC
Madison Park Development Coorperation
Marvell Semiconductors
Masimo
MATT Construction
Mc-Graw Hill Education
Medika Therapeutics
Medlanes
Medtronic
MedVoice Biotech
Meritronics
Micron Technology Inc.
Microsoft
Miracle Studios
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
MMI, University of Southern California
MNM Couture
Moog Inc.
Moog Inc.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
Nokia Bell Labs (Alcatel-Lucent)
Northeastern University
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northwest Polymers
NVIDIA
Oncocyte Corporation
Oracle
Orange County Public Works
Orange County Water District
Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Pacific Gas and Electric
Pacific States University
Palo Alto Networks
Panasonic Avionics
Parallax Health Sciences
Paul Bernhard Exhibit Design and Consulting
PayPal
PennyMac
PickMySolar
Pluribus Networks
Portola Pharmaceuticals
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Prolacta Bioscience
Prospect Silicon Valley
PsychSignal
QLOGIC CORPORATION
Qorvo Inc.
Qualcomm
Relevance Labs
Republic Airways Holdings
Revision Military Technologies
Reyes Holdings
Ripped Training
RIT
Roche
Roche Tissue Diagnostics
Rocket Internet
Rolla Biotech
Rubicon Project
SAIC MOTOR
Sami Shamoon College of Engineering
Samsung Research America
San Jose Water Company

SanDisk
ScaleOut Software
Secretariat International
Sensentia Inc
Senva Inc.
San Francisco International Airport
ShieldX Network
Shimmick Construction
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Siemens PLM
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Skanska USA Civil Inc.
Skyhigh Networks
SoCal Utility
Sony
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Company
Southland Industries
SpaceX
Specialized Creations
Spiral Toys
Spirent Communications
Splunk
Spring Alliance LLC
St. Jude Medical
Stamps.com
Stroz Friedberg LLC
Swajal
Symantec
Synopsys
Taboola
Taco Vengo
Telenav Inc
The Aerospace Corporation
The Bank of New York Mellon
The Boeing Company
The Casery
the lincoln electric company
The Linde Group
The Walt Disney Company
Ticketmaster
T-Mobile
Travelstart
Trend Micro
Turner Construction
Unbound Consulting
United Launch Alliance
Urban TxT
USC Institute for Creative Technologies
USC Information Sciences Institute
USC Keck Department of Radiology
USC Space Engineering Research Center
USC Visual Processing Lab
Ventana Medical Systems (Roche Tissue Diagnostics)
Veritas Technologies
Verizon Digital Media Services
Vethentia
Virgin Galactic
Vista Entertainment Solutions
Warner Bros Group of Companies
Water Planet Inc.
We Teach Me
Whitecoat Healthcare
Wilshire Construction
Xilinx
Xylem Inc.
Yahoo
Yahoo!
Yamibuy.com
Yelp
Zayo Group
Zestfinance
Zhongshan Securities Co.Ltd
Zodiac Inflight Innovations Inc.