Required Internship

Gain valuable experience in industry

Our students complete an internship with a company anywhere in the world and work on a well-defined project.

A final internship report and presentation must be submitted and the course instructor must approve both before credit can be given for EGRMGMT 551. The internship contributes six credits towards the MEM On-Campus degree requirements.

Students are responsible for finding and establishing an internship—Duke provides an experienced professional team to help you in your search.

Employed students may use their on-the-job experience. International students may use Curricular Practical Training (CPT) to complete the internship, after completing two semesters in F-1 visa status

Typical Project Criteria

  • 8 weeks, or 320 hours
  • Guidance from a supervisor
  • Analysis and resolution of a problem or challenge
  • Observation of organizational communication processes
  • Receive ongoing feedback and an end-of-experience evaluation
  • Interaction with a variety of people in an organization

Using Previous Work Experience

Students who are employed, or have been employed in an appropriate capacity for at least three months after receiving their undergraduate degree, may use a project from their job in lieu of an internship.

These students must enroll in EGRMGMT 550 and EGRMGMT 551. Both the written report and oral presentation are required.

Required Courses

EGRMGMT 550: Engineering Management Internship

A three-credit internship that requires participation with a cooperating organization, whether local or distant, involving a well-defined set of tasks. Full-time employment in an appropriate capacity may be utilized for this internship. This course must be completed prior to or simultaneously with EGRMGMT 551. 3 credits. (Offered in Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters)

EGRMGMT 551: Engineering Management Internship Assessment

This course involves the assessment of a student's internship experience via a report and oral presentation. The instructor will provide the questions and general format of the report and presentation. The instructor will evaluate the report and presentation, and both must be approved to obtain credit for this course. Students must have completed or had been simultaneously enrolled in EGRMGMT 550.  EGRMGMT 551 must be taken in the student's final semester. 3 credits. (Offered in Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters)

Selected Previous Participating Companies

  • Airbus
  • Amazon
  • AMD
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Bank of America
  • Bechtel
  • China Investment Corp.
  • Cisco Systems
  • Credit Agricole
  • Cummins
  • Duke University
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Embrex
  • Ernst & Young
  • Etisalat
  • Fisher-Rosemount
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Genentech
  • General Motors
  • HeBei Telecom Company
  • Hunt Oil Company
  • Petróleos Mexicanos
  • SAP
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Sonera SmartTrust
  • Steria
  • Stratum WLL
  • Taisei Corporation
  • USB Investment Bank
  • Ventas y Proyectos, SA