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Co-Op Program

To broaden the practical training for Master of Science and Engineering (MSE) students in the Whiting School of Engineering, INBT collaborates with major industry partners to offer a Co-Op opportunity to incoming MSE students in the Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering programs.

Accepted students will be assigned a faculty advisor and a research mentor at the sponsoring company. The company will develop a list of goals and development objectives for the student. During the Co-Op period, students meet with their INBT academic advisor every 6 weeks for progress updates. The Co-Op duration ranges from 6 to 9 months.

Current sponsoring companies include:

At the end of the Co-Op internship, the student will present an essay based on their research experience to be approved by their department and the industry mentor. For students in the Materials Science and Engineering program, a journal publication can be submitted in lieu of an essay. Please contact the department for more details.


  • Practical training experience to fulfill part of their MSE requirements in lieu of completing a research essay on campus. 
  • Opportunity to obtain industry experience with a leading company and gain a broad technical background in disciplines such as operations, pilot plants, safety and environmental management, or regulatory affairs.
  • Financial compensation.

Who Should Apply

New or incoming master’s students in Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Currently, the program is only open to US citizens and permanent residents.


Please send the following materials to Camille Mathis at 

  • Cover letter explaining why you are interested in the program.
  • Industry-style Resume
  • Two to three professional reference letters.

Applicants will be interviewed and evaluated by the INBT program committee members and, if accepted, will be matched with a corporate sponsor. The company has the right to accept or reject individual candidates.

The submission deadline is October 23, 2017. 



For questions about INBT's education programs contact: Camille Mathis / / 410-516-6572