Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Mechanical Engineering Major Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major.

The truth? A Mechanical Engineering major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit you to only 1 or 2 career paths. In reality, there are many, many possibilities! Take a look at the chart below, which provides samples of places where Tufts students have interned in recent summers (industry, organization name, position, title, and location). As you review the listings, consider the following:

  • While you’ll certainly see some common themes in the types of internships, what we want you to notice is the variety in the industries and organizations where students are working.
  • A second major, though helpful for some positions, is by no means required.
  • Do some of these organizations sound interesting? Jot down the names and go to their websites to learn more. Do they list jobs or internships that appeal to you, whether for now or sometime in the future?

We encourage you to chat with a career advisor if you’d like help with brainstorming more potential experiences that could match well with your interests.
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Industry    Organization Position Title  Location Double Major or Minor, if applicable
Healthcare / Biotech / Pharma Allergan Medical Research and Development Intern Medford, MA Entrepreneurial Leadership
Finance & Consulting AllianceBernstein Summer Associate New York, NY
Start-Up Aphelion Orbitals Aerospace Engineering Intern Union City, NJ Astrophysics, Political Science
Healthcare / Biotech / Pharma Bard Davol Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Intern Warwick, RI Astrophysics
Engineering / Energy Brooks Automation Controls Engineering Chelmsford, MA
Engineering / Energy Clark Construction Project Management Intern Bethesda, MD Entrepreneurial Leadership
Consumer Products & Business Services The Clorox Company Packaging Development Intern Pleasanton, CA Engineering Management
Healthcare / Biotech / Pharma Corvia Medical Manufacturing Engineering Intern Tewksbury, MA
Consumer Products & Business Services Costco Wholesale Corporation Global People Solutions Intern Issaquah, Washington
Computer Science / Technology CreativeRXN Machinist intern Weston, FL
Engineering / Energy Dexcom Mechanical Product Design Intern San Diego, CA Engineering Management
Engineering / Energy Draper Laboratory Engineering Summer Student Cambridge, MA
Education Einstein’s Workshop Instructor Burlington, MA Engineering Management
Start-Up Electra Vehicles Battery Database Manager Boston, MA Computer Science
Consumer Products & Business Services Ford Motor Company Summer Intern, Product Development Dearborn, MI
Engineering / Energy General Electric Aviation Manufacturing Intern Lynn, MA Engineering Education
Finance & Consulting Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. IT Application Support Intern Boston, MA Computer Science
Engineering / Energy Honeywell Aerospace Engineering Intern Phoenix, AZ Quantitative Economics
Engineering / Energy Hunter Roberts Construction Group Project Management Intern New York, NY
Engineering / Energy iRobot Systems Engineer Intern Bedford, MA
Engineering / Energy Kiva Systems Robotics Hardware Services Engineer Intern North Reading, MA
Engineering / Energy KlingStubbins Mechanical Engineering Intern Cambridge, MA
Finance & Consulting McKinsey & Co. Research Intern – Advanced Industries Waltham, MA Economics
Healthcare / Biotech / Pharma Medtronic Human Factors/Clinical Engineering Intern Boston, MA
Engineering / Energy MTPV Power Corporation Summer Intern Medford, MA
Engineering / Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Research Intern (SULI Program) Golden, CO
Start-Up NBD Nanotechnologies Research Assistant Boston, MA
Start-Up New England Hydropower Company Summer Intern Beverly, MA
Engineering / Energy New Hampshire Ball Bearings Manufacturing/Process Engineering Intern Peterborough, NH
Government / Think Tank Oak Ridge National Laboratory Research Intern Oak Ridge, TN
Healthcare / Biotech / Pharma PerkinElmer, Inc. Supplier Quality Engineering Intern Hopkinton, MA Engineering Management
Engineering / Energy Placon Corporation Process Engineering Intern Madison, WI Engineering Management
Engineering / Energy PPG Aerospace Mechanical Engineering Intern Sylmar, CA Political Science
Engineering / Energy Pratt & Whitney Engineering Intern, Engine Dynamics and Loads Group East Hartford, CT Engineering Management
Engineering / Energy RT Engineering Mechanical Engineering Intern Franklin, MA
Computer Science / Technology Sensata Technologies Mechanical Design Engineer Intern Attleboro, MA
Engineering / Energy Seridom Technical Intern Bilbao, Spain Italian Studies
Computer Science / Technology Solchroma Technologies Mechanical Engineering Intern Somerville, MA Child Study and Human Development
Engineering / Energy Southland Industries Engineering Design Intern Sterling, VA
Education SWAG to College Alumni Affairs and Parent Communication Intern Houston, TX
Engineering / Energy Teradyne Product Support Group North Reading, MA Music
Engineering / Energy Trane Systems Sales Intern Wilmington, MA Engineering Management
Engineering / Energy UTC Kidde-Fenwal Quality Assurance Ashland, MA
Government / Think Tank Volpe National Transportation Systems Center Student Trainee (Mechanical Engineer) Cambridge, MA


By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor