Common Searches

The majority of Joint Program students are able to jump-start their careers by working an internship or co-op while attending classes. Afternoon and evening schedules allow students to take advantage of internships and co-op positions. St. Louis employers regularly engage with the Joint Engineering Program and use internships and co-ops as a pathway for talent.

We connect students with valuable internship experiences with leading St. Louis area engineering firms. 
The Joint Engineering Program is here to assist with your search.

Career Fairs

JEP students have access to the UMSL Career Fairs and the Washington University Career Fairs. Both universities hold internship and job fairs in the fall and spring.

Employer Information Sessions

Employers present information on their company and engineering internship and job opportunities.


Employer sponsored tours of the company workspace, often including a meeting with engineers.


The JEP provides various opportunities to network and connect with employers and alumni.


The JEP and UMSL Career Services host workshops on job search strategies, career preparation and professional development.

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What are the benefits of an internship or co-op?

Gain valuable work experience before you graduate.

Engineering firms often convert interns to permanent positions upon graduation.

Get a head start on classroom learning by working with engineering principles on the job.

Bridge the gap between theoretical study and the professional world.

Attractive to employers because you are already trained and can be productive immediately.

Make professional connections and expand your network.

Earn money to help pay for school and expenses.

Connecting you with opportunities


Handshake is a FREE employment website that connects talented student and alumni job seekers to employers looking to recruit interns, part-time, and full-time hires.

Find out more!

Handshake  Career Fairs  Accelerate


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Visit the Handshake Help Center to learn how to register a profile, search job postings, upload documents, RSVP to career events, and more!

Current Student Registration

To begin, visit the Handshake login page and click on the "UMSL Students: Login Here" button and enter your SSO. A partial profile has already been created for you! Review and complete any remaining fields on your profile and upload a résumé to the site. Once completed, you may begin applying for jobs.

The following are St. Louis firms that have supported Joint Engineering students and alumni through internships and employment:
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

  • Ameren Corp.

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev

  • Army Corps of Engineers

  • Boeing

  • bioMérieux Inc.

  • Burns & McDonnell

  • Civil Design, Inc.

  • Code 3 Inc.

  • Cardinal Surveying

  • City of Clayton

  • Clayco

  • ControlTech Automation

  • Emerson Climate Technologies

  • Hermetic Motor

  • Hunter Engineering Co.

  • Jacobs

  • Lickenbrock Technologies
  • LMI Aerospace Inc.

  • Lochmuller Group

  • Microgrid Solar

  • Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

  • Microgrid Solar

  • National Cart Co.

  • Natoli Engineering Co.

  • Nidec Motor Corp.

  • Pandjiris

  • Peabody Energy Corp.

  • Pitzman’s Company of Surveyors and Engineers

  • Power Engineers

  • Ross & Baruzzini Inc.

  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc.

  • UMSL Planning and Construction

  • Watlow

  • WSP

Are Employers Hiring?
Yes. According to NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers), the majority of employers—61 percent—plan to recruit the Class of 2021 at the same level they did for the Class of 2020. 

What is an internship?
An internship is on the job work experience for a fixed period of time. Internships may be part-time or full-time. Engineering internships are paid. Internships are a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. (NACE)

What is a co-op?
There is no generally accepted definition of a co-op. A co-op is form of experiential learning. Co-ops provide on the job work experience for various periods of time and may include a rotation. Engineering co-ops are paid.

Can I take classes while working an internship or co-op?

How do I search for an internship or co-op?
Engineering internships and co-ops are posted in Handshake. Attend JEP sponsored employer information sessions and networking events. Sign up for a JEP alumni mentor. Speak with a Career Services Advisor.

Can I get help with my resume?
Yes! Contact UMSL Career Services Career Coordinator who works with engineering students, Scottie Floyd  psfloyd@umsl.edu  for help with your resume.

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