Rising Stars Internship Program

Catch them early

The UIC College of Engineering is pleased to announce our fourth year of the Rising Stars Internship Program (formerly GPIP) during the summer of 2017 for freshman students. More than 250 students have already participated in the program. This is a unique opportunity for companies to find talented engineers early on in their academic careers. Our staff will work closely with your company to meet your needs.

To provide the most qualified interns, we require that students maintain a 3.2 or higher GPA during their freshman year and complete the Freshman Engineering Success Program. We make sure that students are prepared to provide their skills in a professional manner. In return, we ask that companies compensate their interns for these engineering related projects.

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Employer Testimonial

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“I am the senior executive sponsor for the nuclear generation engineering intern program at Exelon. As such, I see every intern (about 100 each year) describe their summer experience during their end of summer presentations. These are big events where each intern talks about their summer experience in front of about 100 people, including many executives and senior executives. They get challenging questions from the audience after their presentation. I have been amazed at the poise and presence of the UIC guaranteed Freshmen internship students. You cannot tell the difference in their poise and presence from any of the graduating seniors from any of the colleges. This is a terrific program.”

Scot Greenlee  |  Sr. VP, Engineering & Technical Services - Exelon Nuclear

Student Testimonial

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“The most rewarding part of my summer was having the opportunity to develop a tool to collect performance data from programs that ran on the fifth fastest supercomputer in the world. I felt accomplished when it came time to present my work at the end of the summer.”

David Pisanski (BS in Computer Science '17)  |  Rising Star at Argonne National Laboratory in 2014