MECOP Internships

Students are selected into the program through two screening processes. First, they are screened academically after their sophomore year. This is primarily an effort to ensure that students are academically qualified to take upper-division courses. A second screening takes place through an interview process during which MECOP company representatives interview the students applying for the program. The goal of this screening is to make every effort to insure that the students are qualified and ready for future internship placement.

Benefits of Joining the Program

  • Real work experience
  • Two paid six-month internships
  • Opportunity to experience two different work environments, management styles etc.
  • Exposure and connections to over 125 of the Northwest's best companies and their working engineers
  • Gain "insider" career choice knowledge
  • Learn academic and personal strengths and weaknesses from experience
  • Make more informed course selections
  • Finance all or a major portion of your education
  • Develop the ability to understand and grasp course content upon return to the University
  • Develop maturity, confidence, enthusiasm and a higher starting salary


I work for the industrial winch and hoist division of WARN Industries, as a design engineer. My project involves redesigning and updating the industrial winch product catalogue and manual. I've been involved in numerous tests to confirm the quality of winch products, worked hands on to build prototype parts, and developed my skills and working knowledge of CAD programs. This experience will give me the working knowledge I need to find a great job when I graduate.

Jonathan Nomeland-Overvold, Intern
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How to Apply

Fill out an Application Form

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Other information regarding the application process, including interview information can be found at the link below:

Selection interview information


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