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Internships and Jobs

Your undergraduate program will be greatly enhanced if you have an outside internship or work experience. See how an internship fits into your chosen career path here. Internships and jobs generally make you more competitive for graduate school admission and in the job market.

  • BYU Handshake: Create a student account at BYU Handshake to connect with job/internship recruiters.
  • BYU STEM Fairs: Held in fall and winter semesters, get full information through BYU Handshake.
  • The Weidman Center: Check for international internships at this center for global leadership.
  • BYU ME Bulletins: Scan your email for the BYU Mecheng Bulletin which is sent at least weekly. If you are a BYU ME major or pre-major, you should automatically be on the mailing list. If you are not receiving it, email to be added to the list.

Open Positions:

  • Part time Lab Assistant position available in the Mechanical Engineering Prototyping Lab.


    • Skilled starting $15/hour
    • Untrained starting $13/hour

    Starting Date: April 2024

    Hours: Up to 20 hours/wk—Fall/Winter, 40 hours/wk—Spring/Summer

    Desirable qualifications:

    • Willing, Able, and Hungry to Learn
    • Willing and Able to own your mistakes
    • Personality-Outgoing and Gritty
    • Long term commitment--(3+ more years in school)
    • Leadership--(ability and confidence to direct Prototyping Lab patrons, correcting when necessary)
    • Teachable--(able and willing to follow detailed instructions)
    • Self-motivation--(able to find productive work when unsupervised)
    • Mechanical aptitude--(basic understanding of machines)
    • Physical--(able to handle and reach machine components and materials) 30+lbs
    • Participated one or more of the following High School Skills USA or equivalent programs:
      • Machining including CNC & CAMing
      • Welding
      • Automotive or Diesel Mechanics program
      • Cabinetry/woodworking
      • Robotics
      • CAD (Computer-Aided Design)
    • Machining --(experience with manual milling machines and lathes a plus)
    • Willing & able to work a minimum of:
      • 12 hour/wk-Winter/Fall, 15-20 hour/wk preferred
      • 30-40 hours/wk-Spring/Summer


    • Assure that all Lab patrons are following safety guidelines
    • Teach correct machining procedures and best practices to Lab patrons
    • Instruct and Lead guided lab tours
    • Help Lab patrons find solutions to their machining challenges
    • Clean and maintain machines and lab area
    • Remind Lab patrons to clean-up after themselves or be willing to clean-up after them
    • Help patrons determine how to property accomplish desired outcomes through proper application of available machines and technics

    Optional Specialty Duties:

    • Graphic arts:
      • Skills with Adobe Illustrator
    • Computer Coding:
      • Machine access management
    • Welding:
      • 3-4 year experience

    Lab Assistants have the opportunity to learn as much as they desire—pay is proportional


    • Learn Solid Modeling
    • 3 and 4th axis machining
    • CNC Lathe + live tooling machining
    • MasterCAM CAMing (Computer-Aided Machining)
    • Welding
      • Tig-Aluminum, Stainless Steel, etc.
      • MIG-Steel
    • CO2 Laser Engraving
    • Waterjet cutting
    • Plasma table
    • CNC Router
    • 3D printers
    • Engineering Design
    • Leadership
    • Develop Engineering Application Skills
    • Develop Communication Skills

    To apply for this position, bring resume to Nick Hawkins in 117 EB, or email resume and photo to nick.hawkins@byu.ed

  • PSE is currently looking for entry level Mechanical Engineering applicants who are interested in working as a consulting design engineer. PSE is a well-established (1991) engineering firm in Sandy, Utah. We serve various types of clients (both government and private) in many industries including energy, manufacturing, oil/gas, mining, and development. We are especially looking for young engineers interested in developing into technically excellent engineers, project managers and eventually even partners in a growing firm. Please contact Brent Ventura at or (801) 510-7895 or Noe Casalino at or (801) 949-5593.v

    These are always in rotation. Check the link to see what's available today!

    • WindAid is a leader in rural community empowerment through wind turbine development and education.
    • WindAid is offering internships and volunteer opportunities where students can have a real impact with hands-on professional experience in wind energy projects.
    • We hope this could be of interest to students who seek to gain practical knowledge and skills with an NGO making a net positive impact.
    • We are looking to build strong partnerships → here are some institutions that already have confidence in us : VillaNova University, Wind Empowerment Association and Airbus.

  • Announcing the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) 20th Flight Opportunity - SSEP Mission 18 to the International Space Station, Starting September 2023

    2023-24 Academic Year Opportunity for 2- and 4-year Colleges and Universities to Engage 30+ Students (Reflecting at Least 10 Teams) in Real Microgravity Experiment Design and Proposal Writing, with One Experiment at Your Institution Selected for Operation By Astronauts on the International Space Station

    STEM Project-Based Learning Through Immersion in an Authentic Research Experience on the High Frontier

    TIME CRITICAL: interested school districts are directed to inquire about the program as soon as possible, and no later than April 30, 2023

    Experiment Design and Proposal Writing Phase: September 1 - November 3, 2023 (9 weeks)

    Selection of Your Community's Flight Experiment: December 15, 2023

    SpaceX Launch of Your Experiment to the International Space Station: Late Spring 2024

    Ferry Flight Return to Earth: Launch + 4 to 6 weeks

    SSEP National Conference, likely at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC: early July 2024

    The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education announces Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 18 to the International Space Station. This opportunity gives students across your institution the ability to design and propose microgravity experiments to fly in low-Earth orbit on the International Space Station (ISS). Experiments are designed to real world engineering and technology constraints imposed by the flight certified mini-lab that must be used, and the nature of flight operations to and from Low Earth Orbit. One experiment at each institution will be selected to fly to ISS on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in FL. Your experiment will launch from historic pad 39A, the same pad from which all Apollo missions to the Moon launched, and 82 Space Shuttle missions. Astronauts aboard ISS will operate the experiment 4-6 weeks before it is returned to Earth and to your student flight team for analysis. SSEP is not a simulation. We are truly inviting your institution and students to be part of America's Space Program.

    A college or university can also engage hundreds of students in mission patch art and design competitions - as possibly outreach to local school districts, with two patches selected to fly with the flight experiment. SSEP is therefore an authentic STEAM initiative. We invite institutions to use their mission patch competitions to also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon missions, and humans returning to the Moon in likely 2024 with Artemis.

    An important consideration - the expectation is that faculty mentors in a participating 2- or 4-year college or university will engage at least 30 undergraduate students over 9 weeks of experiment design and proposal writing spanning September 1 through November 3, 2023. Students will form into at least 10 teams, each team designing a microgravity experiment in a science discipline of their choice. Each team writes a formal proposal to make the case for why their experiment should be selected for flight to ISS. Your students will be engaged in a very real research proposal competition, focusing on technical writing, mirroring the experiences of professional scientists and engineers. A national review board meeting in Washington, DC, will select the flight experiment for your institution, and do the same for each of the other Mission 18 participating communities.

    The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) provides a fully authentic research competition as a STEM Project Based Learning experience. Launch of the Mission 18 flight experiments is currently projected for Spring 2023. Mission 18 occurs across the 2023-24 academic year.

    For program details, and how to explore this opportunity for your community, carefully read the SSEP Home Page, which provides a comprehensive summary of the program:

    To explore undergraduate participation in SSEP Missions to date, visit: