Jobs and Internships

At the School of Engineering, we help students build career skills from day one. Our coursework prepares students with the tools they need for professional engineering practice as well as "soft skills" like communication, teamwork, and time management. Our faculty and alumni help connect students with opportunities for engineering internships, research experiences, and permanent employment.

An engineering internship is a great way to gain practical experience and explore career options. We encourage students to take advantage of the D.C. area and its many opportunities, but our students also participate in internships around the country. The Catholic University Center for Academic and Career Success helps connect students and employers for both internship and full-time employment, and helps prepare students for interviewing, resume building, networking, and decision-making.

Nearly all of our graduates have found employment or been accepted into graduate school by the time they receive their diploma. The data below reports results for the classes of 2018-2020.*

*data from the Office of Financial Planning, Institutional Research and Assessment's Senior Exit Survey

70% employment, 22% grad school, 8% employment and grad school, 2% other

Where Do Our Graduates Work?

AECOM, Entry-Level Water Resources Engineer

CBG Building Company, Project Engineer

Grimm + Parker Architecture, Architectural Intern

Lockheed Martin, Quality Engineer Associate

Manhattan Construction Company, Project Engineer 

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Clinical Research Coordinator

Merck, Associate Scientist / Engineer

Newport News Shipbuilding, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Mechanical Engineer

Northrop Grumman, Associate Electrical Engineer 

Northwell Health Company, Clinical Research Coordinator

Raytheon, Systems Engineer

Siemens, Project Manager

Tuckman-Barbee Construction Company, Project Engineer

United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Radar Systems Engineer 

Varonis, Corporate Sales Engineer

Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Project Engineer

*Example placements from the Class of 2023 and Class of 2024

  • Career Exploration

    Throughout the semester, the School of Engineering hosts presentations from employers in the region aimed at engineering students seeking internships or full-time, post-graduation employment.

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  • Career Resources

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  • Center for Academic and Career Success

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  • Class of 2024 Student Success Stories

    Students at the School of Engineering not only learn the technical skills necessary to succeed as an engineer, but also the "soft-skills" that are essential for landing a job in engineering or a related industry.

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  • Senior Ben Pesante (second from left) and his research group (from left) Sean Adams, Christine Dedoulis, and Ben Rahimi, display their biomedical engineering senior design project, a shoe that measures foot motion. The group has been testing their project at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md

    On-the-Job Experience Benefits Engineering Students

    Thanks to their internships, engineering students have a clearer understanding of where their careers might take them.

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Student Fellowship Opportunities

The following fellowships are for all engineering students.
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship

    The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) helps ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program is open to those who intend to enroll or are enrolled full-time in a research-based Master's or doctoral degree program in an eligible Field of Study in STEM or STEM education. For more information, please visit the following link:

  • NDSEG Fellowship

    The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship program was established in 1989 by direction of congress as an approach to increasing the number of United States (U.S.) citizens receiving doctoral degrees in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. For more information, please visit the following link:


  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans (PD Soros) supports thirty New Americans - immigrants or the children of immigrants - who are pursuing graduate or professional school in the United States. Each award is for up to a total of $90,000. Submissions are due October 26th. For more information, please visit the following link:

  • The Hertz Fellowship

    The Hertz Fellowship is available to college seniors, first-year graduate students, or students in a gap year preparing to apply to graduate school. To be eligible, the student must intend to pursue a Ph.D. in the applied physical or biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering. This fellowship includes a cost-of-education allowance, and a personal stipend valued at up to $250,000. 

    To see the specific qualifications, and to access additional information, please visit the following link: 

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)

    To access a list of fellowships and grants offered by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), please visit the following link: 

The following fellowships are for Mechanical Engineering students.
The following fellowships are for Civil Engineering students.
The following fellowships are for Biomedical Engineering students.