Internships & Opportunities

Engineering undergraduates can participate in summer internships. Most of our interns are offered full-time employment after graduation. Completing an internship often positions you to receive a full-time offer for a more prestigious and satisfying position than the typical entry-level job.

The College of Engineering at Temple has a dedicated industrial relations director committed to building and maintaining long-standing employer relationships. These relationships, as well as a far-reaching network of alumni, generate community outreach, co-op and internship opportunities, job placements, and research collaborations at organizations including

Take advantage of OwlNetwork, an exclusive Temple database featuring more than 1,000 job and internship postings. The college also hosts a variety of career fairs throughout the academic year.


Consider enhancing your engineering career prospects by completing a co-op assignment. Temple’s co-ops are flexible and entirely optional. A co-op helps you gain invaluable insights and contacts as you work alongside professional engineers. You also graduate with the experience employers look for in job applicants. Learn more about Temple’s engineering co-op options.

Undergraduate Research Internships

The College of Engineering encourages its students to get involved in research. Use our open labs and simulation software and work with our faculty.

Temple also provides Educational Enhancement Stipends, which fund approved faculty-mentored research, creative projects or unpaid internships during the summer or approved study abroad during the academic year for new freshman Honors students.


Industrial and Systems Engineering Major graduates are prepared to make real change across all sectors of business and industry. Industrial and systems engineers are in demand as companies strive to improve production and efficiency. Students enter the workforce ready to optimize a company's competitiveness and profitability. Industrial and systems engineering prepares graduates for the following careers.

  • Industrial engineer
  • Ergonomist
  • Management engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Operations analyst 
  • Quality engineer

Traditionally, industrial and systems engineers find work in manufacturing, but as all companies strive to improve production and efficiency, demand across all industry is growing for engineers with a flexible and interdisicplinary background. Graduates find careers in 

  • airlines,
  • banks,
  • finance,
  • hospitals,
  • information systems,
  • marketing,
  • railroad,
  • sales and
  • social services.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment growth for all engineering occupations until 2026 and anticipates 25,100 new jobs specifically for industrial engineers.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.