Engineering and Computer Science Internship Guide

Engineering majors (civil, electrical and mechanical) often work in engineering services, research and development, construction or manufacturing and perform tasks centered around design, development and building. Internships and other forms of practical experience are available in engineering services companies, aviation, construction, transportation and government agencies. Computer science majors work in designing computer technology, developing code for software programs, in web content management, analyzing computer systems and/or providing troubleshooting services. Internships are available in corporations and business in various fields.

Getting Started

  • RESUME! Creating your resume is the first step of any internship search. Come to Career Services for examples, advice, and resume review.
  • Brainstorm – What would you like to do, for what kind of organization?

Internship Postings

Many internship opportunities can be found online:

  • The RU Career Account:
    This account must be set up by Career Services. It gives access to internship postings sent directly to Rockhurst from employers. Sign up for an account at weekly workshops on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm, Wednesdays at 10:00 am, and Thursdays at 1:00 pm in Career Services.
    • NACE Link
      This database is offered through the RU Career Account and is a good resource if you are seeking opportunities outside of Kansas City, especially in major metropolitan areas.
  • Engineerjobs.com
  • Organization Websites:
    Many organizations post internships on their own websites.

Timeline

6-9 months prior to when you want to start an internship:

  • Create your resume
  • Research companies and programs
  • Take resumes and cover letters to Career Services for review
  • Begin applications
  • Practice interview with Career Services

Kansas City Organizations

Resources for researching organizations in Kansas City:

Examples of organizations:
Engineering

Civil Engineering

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Computer Science

Use the same resources; simply focus them on other cities. NACE Link, an internship/job database through the RU Career Account, is connected to 500 other colleges nationwide. Additionally, many Jesuit universities offer reciprocal career services. Contact RU Career Services to find out if you can receive services from another Jesuit university in the city you want to search in.