Co-ops and Internships

Participating in the College of Engineering’s Engineering Co-op and Internship Program is a great way to get industry experience and to help determine what career path and goals you will have after graduation.

Usually three work periods complete a co-op and the work periods may alternate during semesters and/or summers. The seventh semester is a good semester to be away from campus making scheduling easier. For some students who are sufficiently ahead, the fourth semester may also be a good semester to consider a co-op experience.

You should consult your adviser with regard to co-op and academic scheduling to accommodate your time away from campus.

chemical engineering advising handbook

Contact Information

  • Stephanie Velegol
    Associate Department Head of Chemical Engineering—Undergraduate Program
  • Alishia Long
    Undergraduate Academic Program Assistant

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The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering, established in 1948, is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

Department of Chemical Engineering

121 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2574