College of Science & Engineering

Internships and Job Postings

Successful internships offer students practical experience in their field, an opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge to work and help can build a professional network.  Engineering & Design students have been placed in internships and employment across many different fields in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.   Some companies that have consistently hired students for internships and employment include Alpha, Boeing, FlukeJanicki, Nike, PACAAR, R & D Plastics, SpaceX, Teague, and Zodiac Aerospace.


Engineering students interned at SpaceX this past summer.

WWU has equipped SpaceX with 21 engineers since 2010 from the Plastics & Composites Engineering, Industrial Technology - Vehicle Design, and Manufacturing Engineering programs. Alumni have worked on projects such as manufacturing process design/validation of rocket assembly, new product development, composite tooling design, and structural flight hardware design. Pictured above from left to right: (Top row) Bryant Idzik, Rachel Leacock, Katie Peltonen, Colin VanDeMark, Chloé Boland (Middle row) Clayton Button (Bottom Row) Andrew Call, Andrew Squires, Noah Katz, Stefan Weiss, Jake Moomaw. (Not pictured of current employment) Bobby Panerio, Teddy Ciocca, Daniel Burke, Andrew Colebrook

The Engineering and Design Department partners with Western's Career Services Center to showcase current job and internship announcements specifically for Engineering and Design students and alumni. Students and alumni can create an account in Viking CareerLink to access full job descriptions. For information about opportunities, or for assistance using Viking CareerLink, contact WWU Career Services at 360.650.3240, or visit their office in Old Main 280.

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Full job descriptions can be viewed by creating an account.