Student focused, industry driven, paid internships designed to enhance education through real-world experience.

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What Is MECOP?

Unique among college internship programs, MECOP Inc., demonstrates the power of an effective partnership between industry and higher education. The source of strength for these programs is in the: support through the active involvement of member organizations, insisting upon a high order of industry interaction with participating universities and their students, producing work ready graduates, and continual improvement as universities adjust their curriculum on recommendations made by MECOP's industry partners.

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University Membership

MECOP has partnered with multiple universities in Oregon to assist college students in completing two, six-month internships that apply, reinforce, and expand on lessons learned in the classroom while minimizing the number of terms their degree gets extended. Participating companies also provide feedback to university participants regarding the performance of their students. The goal is to create an open dialog between the industry and academic world to assist with the continual improvement of curriculum and create work ready graduates.

Student Internships

MECOP is focused on providing training and development for the next generation of professionals through paid college internships. These college internships are aligned with university coursework to minimize the extension of time to complete degrees while maximizing the time to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world projects in industry. MECOP strives to continue it's growth with a student-first focus, balanced by industry members' needs for upcoming generations of professionals.

Industry Membership

The MECOP program began in 1978 as a collaboration between OSU and Oregon-based manufacturing companies hiring engineering graduates. Its purpose is to provide the highest level of engineering graduate, and bridge academic theory with industrial reality. MECOP proudly partners with over 140 industry members ranging across various industries, including but not limited to: Manufacturing, Electronics, Construction and Civil Infrastructure.