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Co-ops and Internships

Biosystems engineering students use internships and co-ops as a way to apply their learning to the job site. These professional activities reinforce classroom education and add valuable skills and experience to a resume. Our internship spotlights show the breadth of opportunity available to students and illustrate the types of careers biosystems engineers are prepared for.

Interested in adding an internship or co-op to your academic experience? Speak with your academic advisor to develop an advising plan that helps you achieve your goals.

United Airlines | San Francisco, CA

Rebecca Deason

Biosystems Engineering
Class of 2023

Rebecca served in the component engineering department as an aerospace/mechanical engineering intern with United Airlines. Her work involved creating engineering repair authorizations for mechanics and analyzing purchasing and investment opportunities for aircraft repair equipment. She experienced on-the-job training, mentorship, and team-building activities.


Royal DSM | Winchester, KY

Madhu Sekar

Biosystems Engineering
Class of 2022

During her year-long co-op, Madhu scaled processes up and down in a Pilot Plant facility to troubleshoot challenges with production of omega-3 fatty acids from algae. She also grew her professional skillset and learned about different applications of the biosystems engineering discipline.


Beam Suntory | Clermont, KY

Ashlee Edmonson

Biosystems Engineering
Class of 2021

During her internship, Ashlee worked as a Project Engineer Intern learning about the distillation process in the beverage industry. She conducted a mass and energy balance analysis of the entire distillery process and provided troubleshooting on issues as they arose.