Juniors in the Engineering Studies program are encouraged to undertake internships with local businesses or public sector agencies. Students spend one day a week throughout the semester at the internships, for which they receive academic credit. The internships are arranged and supervised by faculty in the Engineering Studies program. The internships are intended to allow students to use the knowledge gained through coursework to help solve engineering management- or policy- related problems faced by the organization sponsoring the internship.
Problems addressed in internships have included development of a spreadsheet-based cost estimating system for a construction company, analysis of quality management procedures at a manufacturing firm, use of an intranet to facilitate training at an electrical utility, and introduction of an electronic data interchange system for purchasing at an industrial firm.
Internship sponsors have included the City of Easton, Air Products, Mallinckrodt Baker, Turner Construction, Victaulic, Spillman Farmer Architects, PPL, Wildlands Conservancy, Pentamation, Flowserv, and Lehigh Valley Hospital among others.