A Duke Engineering BME Design Fellow at an internship at Blur Product Development in Research Triangle Park, NC USA.

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Undergraduate Internships

Each year, Duke Engineering students take part in more than 100 internships

Student interns see how solutions are designed and turned into impact. These hands-on, practical experiences help you make the choices that shape your career.

Your Internship Search


Begins in the early fall through TechConnect and through the Duke Career Fair.

TechConnect takes place the evening before the career fair, enabling industry representatives to conduct question-and-answer sessions with students in a social environment.

The Duke Career Center also sponsors a second, smaller career fair each February.

Develop Your Search Plan

The First Year

  • Learn about available resources and tools
  • Visit the Duke Career Center website
  • Make an appointment with a career counselor to start a plan
  • Learn to use Handshake
  • Attend TechConnect and Duke career fairs
  • Get comfortable with networking

Sophomore Year

  • Visit Handshake often
  • Develop a resume
  • Try a mock interview
  • Attend info sessions, eSocials, and other networking events
  • Attend TechConnect and Duke career fairs
  • Apply online for internships
  • Interview

Junior Year

  • Visit Handshake often
  • Have a resume ready in September for fall recruiting
  • Network, network, network!
  • Attend TechConnect and Duke career fairs
  • Apply online for internships and/or jobs
  • Interview
  • Get an internship!

Senior Year

  • Visit Handshake often
  • Continue applying for jobs
  • Networking
  • Attend TechConnect and Duke career fairs
  • Interview
  • Accept the job offer that's right for you!

Questions & Answers

Can I get academic credit for my internship?

No, Duke Engineering does not offer credit for internships.

What if I am an international student?

Many companies hire international students. Be sure to research information regarding visas: visaservices.duke.edu