Electrical Engineering Internship Program
Internship Coordinator: Dr. Banmali Rawat
Phone: (775) 784-1457
Fax: (775) 784-6627
Practical experience is an important part of an engineering education, and we strongly encourage students to pursue internships at companies both within and outside Nevada.
Getting credit for your internship
Students are eligible for up to three units of academic credit that can be applied toward the bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering as a senior technical elective.
To be eligible for credit, you must have at least sophomore standing within the department. You must also follow the steps below:
- Meet with Dr. Rawat before enrolling for internship credit
- Submit all required paperwork before beginning your internship
- Enroll in EE 296, EE 396 and/or EE 496. Each course offers 1 unit of credit for a maximum of 3 credits.
- Meet minimum hourly requirements
- Students working at least 20 hours/week during fall, spring or summer semesters are eligible for 1 credit
- Students working at least 40 hours/week during the summer can enroll for 2 credits
Additional internship requirements are listed below.
Before your internship
Prepare a pre-internship proposal and submit it to Dr. Rawat. Your proposal must include:
- Dates for the internships
- Description of internship duties
- Method of evaluation and supervision
- Number and type of academic credits to be given upon successful completion of the internship
- The academic component of the internship
Two internship agreements are required prior to beginning the internship.
- Student agreement form: Filled out and signed by the student
- Employer internship agreement: Filled out and signed by your employer
If you are interning with a company that has participated in the electrical engineering internship program before, an agreement may already be on file. Dr. Rawat can help you determine if you need to submit a new internship agreement.
During your internship
You must submit a mid-term report to Dr. Rawat.
After your internship
You must submit a final report to Dr. Rawat.
Your supervisor must also fill out an evaluation report at the end of your internship. It is your responsibility to make sure your supervisor fills out the online evaluation form.
If you are receiving credit for your internship, Dr. Rawat will assign a grade based on your proposal and internships reports as well as your supervisor's evaluation of your work.