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Co-op and Internships

Co-op Programs

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Co-op programs are the traditional, engineering academic option for undergraduates. Our students work full time for a minimum of three semesters, which alternate with full-time academic work.


Looking for an Internship in Electrical or Computer Engineering and don’t know where to start? Visit the College of Engineering Internship and Job Resources.

Career Development

“The Engineering Career Development Group meets the unique needs of UK engineering students and employers. Our mission is to assist students in developing job search skills, build career networks and help secure rewarding careers in their chosen fields of study.”

To connect with us, please contact engrcareer@uky.edu or 859-218-1685.

Career Counseling

“Engineers can have some of the most satisfying and lucrative jobs on the planet. How do you launch one of these prized careers? That’s where we come in. We are happy to help you with any of the following counseling services to make the most of your top-notch College of Engineering degree.”

Call us at 859-218-1685 to schedule an appointment today!

Student Experiences 

Bryan Willis, Computer Engineer for NASA's Johnson Space Center

"When I was offered the full-time position, it was very surreal. Since my first tour at NASA, I knew that I had found my passion in life"

Bryan had previously worked hand-in-hand with the Flight Operations Division on an application called Solar Flux, which aids in trajectory propagation. He also spent time in the Hybrid Reality Lab working on a lunar simulation that provided tactile feedback to astronauts as they roamed the surface of the moon.

From dream internship to dream career, Bryan traded Lexington for Houston to become a computer engineer for NASA's Johnson Space Center.



Kelsey Daley, Northrop Grumman                                                                                                    

“In college you shouldn’t be afraid to take opportunities that you don’t quite feel ready for, like a leadership experience or an internship. It’s important to be bold and go for it, because that’s what’s going to get you ahead.

As a sophomore, Kelsey spoke to recruiters from Northrop Grumman and interviewed on-site. A few weeks later, she received an internship job offer to work at their Palmdale, California, location. Kelsey spent the summer in California’s hot deserts, working in the IT department on an internal application for the company’s supply chain. That opportunity soon took her to Cincinnati the following summer, where she worked in Northrop Grumman’s mission systems sector. Working on small-scale communication systems, Kelsey had her own workstations and built multiple programs.

Her internships led her to her fulltime position at Northrop Grumman in Cincinnati. 



Co-ops and Internships 

  • Cypress Semiconductor 
  • Faraday Future
  • GE Aviation
  • Google
  • Harris Semiconductor
  • Lexmark
  • LG&E/ KU
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft X-Box Team
  • Missile System
  • NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC)
  • NASA Johnson Space Center 
  • Nato
  • Northrop Grumman 
  • Scientific Atlanta 
  • Tesla
  • Toyota Motors 
  • United Airlines