Engineering Career Services (ECS)

Engineering Career Services (ECS) at Illinois provides students and employers with expert and experienced career management services. They are skilled at working with highly qualified students and have strong ties with companies throughout the industry. Logon to the new Handskake@Illinois platform.  ECS walk-in advising and scheduled appointments are also available.

NEW! OPT eligible, full-time jobs with memQ, Chicago-based quantum hardware startup!

Process Integration Engineer (all degree levels), Design Engineer (MS; Ph.D. graduates)

Message CEO/hiring manager via Handshake.

The Career Center

The Career Center provides all Illinois students collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources focused on career and professional development that educates and empowers them to become thriving professionals in the global community.

City Scholars

University of Illinois engineering graduates are fueling today’s top companies. Now, Chicago is ready to show you just how in-demand you really are. As a City Scholar, you’ll work 20 hours each week as a paid intern at one of Chicago’s best companies. You’ll take courses toward graduation online and on location. And you’ll connect directly with executives, experts, and civic leaders who make the city thrive.

Additional Internship Opportunities 2024

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) workshop for F-1 students 

CPT is designed for students that are interested in utilizing an off-campus work opportunity that is related to their field of study and is important and integral to their curriculum or thesis topic.  The workshop will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session. The workshop will take place next Thursday the 2nd of May in Lincoln Hall Room 1000 at 1 PM. To RSVP for this workshop, sign up at the following link:

Undergraduate Awards

“The Bailey Undergraduate awards are $3000 awards ($1500/semester) given each year to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who have demonstrated positive impact and commitment as a result of service, community involvement, leadership, and action.

Leadership Awards

The Bailey Leadership Awards are $5000 awards ($2500/semester) given each year to four exceptional upcoming seniors who have made a demonstrated impact on the University of Illinois campus during their initial three years on campus in one or more of the following areas: Social Justice, Environment, Interfaith Cooperation, and Global Engagement. Students who have previously received a Bailey Scholarship and will graduate during the upcoming year may still apply, but a Bailey Leadership award and Bailey Scholarship cannot both be received in the same academic year.”

CRCC Asia – China Internship Program

A one, two or three month unpaid internship in one of China’s largest cities (Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen). Internships available in many fields including Engineering, IT and Green Technology. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program, has a strong academic record, and an interest in foreign travel and culture. China Internship Program starts each month all year round. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at least six weeks prior to program start date to organize internship placement.

DAAD RISE – Summer Research Internship in Germany

Undergraduate students currently enrolled at a US university as full-time students in the field of physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field) and have completed at least 2 years of a degree program eligible. The RISE interns are matched with a doctoral student whom they assist and who will also serve as their mentor.

Illinois In Washington

Fall: April 1, 2020
Spring: October 15, 2020
Summer: February 1, 2020

Spend Fall Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC!

Fall is the best time to come to Washington – lovely weather and less competition for internships. Plus you can apply for internships over summer instead of during the school year!

Illinois in Washington is an academic internship program open to all Illinois undergraduates. Students live in Washington, DC, for a semester, intern 4 days a week and take U of I classes. Students intern in a range of positions from nonprofits and government agencies to think tanks and consulting firms. For more information on IIW and our application, see our website. For views from students, visit our blog. If you have any questions, please email

Student Internships at the Independent Institute

Winter/Spring 2021: October 1, 2020
Summer 2021: April 1, 2021
Fall 2021: July 1, 2021

Interns have an opportunity to learn how the Independent Institute shapes public policy at local and national levels. Internships are unpaid positions at the Independent Institute headquarters in Oakland, California.

The Conservation Lab at the University Library at UIUC

Paid and unpaid internships are available for students enrolled in conservation training programs. The Library Conservation lab offers educational opportunities in a variety of areas including flat paper, general book collections, rare books, exhibits, archives, and conservation administration. Interested applicants should contact the Unit Head, Jennifer Hain Teper ( for further information.

UAS7 – Internship Program in Germany

Study Program & Internship Program: October 1

UAS7 is an alliance of seven leading Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Germany. The Internship Program (IP) offers research opportunities at UAS7 campus research laboratories and institutes. Internships available in Biomedical and Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Nanoscience, Physical Metrology, Technology and Applied Physics Degree- seeking students at an accredited U.S. college or university with strong academic record eligible to apply (U.S. citizenship not required). Successful IP applicants receive €1000 UAS7 Travel Scholarship.


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