College of Engineering StepUp & StartUp Internship Program
Learn more about this exciting new Internship Program for the College of Engineering Students.
SUSU IP Student Registration
SUSU IP Employer Registration
StepUp & StartUp: Student Internship Information
UNLV College of Engineering is proud to offer Step-Up & Start-Up, an Internship program designed to offer internship opportunities with stipends to intern with local startup companies.
- Major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.
- Please check with Alejandro Chacon, Internship Coordinator, if you are part of the College of Engineering and have a minor or experience in these fields. You may be eligible for the StepUp & StartUp Internship Program.
- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior, and Masters.
- Sophomores must contact Alejandro Chacon, Internship Coordinator, for permission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-895-1892.
- Able to intern for 20 hrs. during Fall and Spring semesters and 20 – 40 hrs. for Summer semesters.
- Start the registration process now by clicking here.
- The College of Engineering Internship Coordinator will contact you within 2 business days, with more information.
- The Internship Coordinator will work with you to enhance your current resume and you interviewing skills.
- UNLV will enroll students and employers in the program. We may also provide recommendations to employers based on the information students provide. However, you will apply to the internship opportunities you like, and there will be an interview process with you and the employer.
- Yes, All internship opportunities in the SUSU program are paid. The internship site will pay $18.00 an hour, and the College of Engineering will reimburse your site for your internship stipend.
StepUp & StartUp: Employer Information
UNLV College of Engineering (COE) StepUp and StartUp Internship Program (SUSU IP) is designed to support local startups that want to provide internship opportunities to talented and skilled UNLV COE students.
- Must be a company that can provide a meaningful Technical internship to a UNLV sophomore, junior, senior, or masters student, currently registered in UNLV’s College Of Engineering.
- The internship must be in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or be approved by the College of Engineering Internship Coordinator.
- Must be a business located in Las Vegas and should be a startup, small business, or non-profit
- Meet with the College of Engineering Internship Coordinator for a consultation meeting. The coordinator will contact you within 24 to 48 hours of registering to schedule a time for consultation.
- The start-up, small business, or non-profit must be able to pay the student $18.00 an hour and be financially secure to wait for a monthly reimbursement.
- Register here for the program
- Register at any time you have decided that an internship program is right for your startup.
- Since a stipend is provided for this internship program, it is not bound by semester guidelines. However, UNLV tries to stay as close as possible to our semester start and end dates.
- Summer internships are 12 weeks long
- Fall and Spring internship are 15 weeks long
- No, UNLV will enroll students and employers in the program. We will also provide recommendations to employers based on the information students provide. However, you interview and select those students that are also interested in your internship opportunity.
- Provide a safe learning environment for the interns.
- Provide all material successful to be an intern at your company.
- Pay the student $18.00 an hour and be financially secure to wait for a monthly reimbursement.
- Sign up on Handshake (System for posting internship opportunity) and Supplier Registration (Allows the University to pay internship site)
- Verify student hours in a timely and accurate manner.
- Provide feedback throughout the internship process.
- Sometimes conflicts arise, and, in that case, the COE Internship Coordinator will be a mediator between the employers and the intern and can counsel both on ways to move forward.