Co-ops and Internships

Participating in the College of Engineering’s Engineering Co-op and Internship Program is a great way to get industry experience and to help determine what career path and goals you will have after graduation. Usually three work periods complete a co-op and the work periods may alternate during semesters and/or summers. The seventh semester is a good semester to be away from campus making scheduling easier. For some students who are sufficiently ahead, the fourth semester may also be a good semester to consider a co-op experience. You should consult your adviser with regard to co-op and academic scheduling to accommodate your time off campus.

Summer internships may be either industrial or research experiences and are also a great way to gain experience in the field of biomedical engineering. Announcements of openings will be posted on bulletin boards or via e-mail. Also some positions are posted through the Engineering Career Resources Office. You are encouraged to register for their online resume and job posting tool. ENGR 195 credit maybe earned for summer internship experiences.



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degree programs in biomedical engineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614