SB Internship Program

The Internship Program offers students the opportunity to experience the world of research, development, or production in industry, and provides companies and laboratories the opportunity to interact with Course III and its students.

How the Course III Internship Program Works

For the SB degree, two ten-week work periods in an industrial or governmental establishment are required.  Normally, these occur during the summers preceding junior and senior years.  Students will register for Internship Program (3.930 for juniors and 3.931 for seniors). Students write a report on each assignment. 3.930 is graded P/F and 3.931 is letter graded. Students also present their 3.931 work in an Internship Symposium in the senior fall term. These two subjects provide an alternative to performing an undergraduate thesis. The Course 3 Internship Coordinator is Professor Thomas Eagar (

Students are expected to gain knowledge and skills which generally are not found in the classroom or laboratory. The employer is expected to provide a work experience that is challenging and educational. Since the Course III internship Program carries academic credit, each student is assigned a faculty advisor who is familiar with the research in the student’s internship and who assists the student as needed.  Day-to-day supervision at the site is the responsibility of the internship supervisor, and the employer is asked to pay a fair wage and round trip transportation and assist with finding housing.

Recent Internship Sites

24M Cambridge, MA

3M, Maplewood, MN

A123 Systems, Watertown, MA

Advanced Electron, Wilmington, MA

Agrivida, Medford, MA

AIN (Asosiacion de la Industria Navarra), Spain

Aitex, Spain

Altos Hornos Co, Mexico


Argonne National Lab, Argonne, IL

Army Research Lab, Aberdeen, MD; Natick, MA

Army Night Vision Labs

Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA

Ball Aerospace, Boulder, CO

Bar Lan Institute of Nanotechology, Israel

Bayer Technology, Germany

B-D Med/Surgical Systems, NJ

Becton Dickinson, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Bell Helicopter, Dallas, TX

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Boeing, Philadelphia, PA

Boston Scientific, Natick, MA

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY


California Inst. of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Cape Systems

Carb. Recycling Institute, Iceland


Chang Gung University, Taiwan


Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Cool Earth Solar

Consolidated Edison, New York, NY

Corning, NY


Curie Institute, France

Dell, Austin, TX

Department of Energy, Washington, DC

DNA Medicine Institute, Cambridge, MA

Ecole de Mines, France


Electroimpact, Mukilteo, WA

Endeavors Partners, Cambridge, MA

Entra Pharmaceuticals

Evolved Nonmaterial Sciences, Cambridge, MA

Exxon Mobil, Houston, TX

Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, Columbus, IN

Ferro Solutions, Woburn, MA

FideNa, Spain

Ford Research & Innovation Center, Dearborn, MI

Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

Freie University, Germany

GE Aviation, Evendale, OH

General Atomics Corp., San Diego, CA

General Electric Energy Co, Atlanta, GA

Georgia Technical Research Inst., Atlanta, GA

Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

GEPUC, Chile

Guidant Corp., Minneapolis, MN

H.C. Starck, Newton, MA

Health Science and Technology Department of ETH, Switzerland

Henkel, Germany

Hewlett Packard, Corvalis, OR

Hyundai Motors, Korea

IBEC, Spain

Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal

IBM, East Fishkill, NY

Imperial College, London, UK

Indian Inst. of Technology-Delhi, India

Inst. for Biomaterials & Nanotechnology, Singapore

Inst. for Particle Technology at TU Braunschweig, Germany

Inst. Of Photonic Science, Spain

Intel Corp, Chandler, AZ / Santa Clara, CA

Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

KLA-Tencor, San Jose, CA

Kyoto University, Japan

Lafarge, France

La Farga Group, Spain

Le Guanajuato, Mexico

Levitronix, Waltham, MA

Liquid Metal Battery Corporation, Cambridge, MA

Los Alamos National Lab oratory, NM

Lighthouse Instruments

Lunera, Redwood City, CA

Max Planck Institute, Germany

McGill University, Canada

Medtronic Corp., Minneapolis, MN


MGH, Boston, MA

MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA

Molymet, Chile

MOxST, Natick, MA

Nanochip, Fremont, CA

National Institute of Materials, Japan

National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO

Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Osram Opto Semiconductors, Germany

Oxford University, UK

Panasconic Boston Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

Peking University, China

Penn. State University, College Station, PA

Pixtronix, Andover, MA

Polytechnic Institute, Spain

Polymer Institute at George Tech

Powdermet, Ohio

Pfizer, Groton, CT

Pratt and Whitney, Hartford, CT

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Princeton Satellite Systems, Plainsboro Township, NJ

Proctor and Gamble

Rolls Royce North America, Indianapolis, IN


Sandia National Lab, NM

Schlumberger, Cambridge, MA

Siemens AG

Springleaf Therapeutics, Boston, MA

Starfire Systems, Schenectady, NY

Swiss Federal Inst. of Tech., Switzerland


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

TARIS Biomedical Inc., Lexington, MA

Tennessee Valley Authority

Tesla Motors, CA

TU Chemnitz, Germany

Toyota Motor Corp., Japan

Transform Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA

Tyco Electronics, Mountain View, CA

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Universidad Polytechnica de Madrid, Spain

University of the Basque Country, Spain

University of Lille, France

University of Michigan

Universite de Pau, France

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Stuttgart, Germany

University of Texas, Austin, TX

U.S. Army NSRDEC, Natick, MA

Viridis 3D, LLC, Lowell, MA

W.L. Gore and Associates, Elkton, MD

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Cambridge, MA



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