Undergraduate CPT and internship information

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering aspire to develop leaders who are well-read, well-spoken and knowledgeable about current business practices. Experiential education is recognized as a complementary praxis and integral to the overall academic experience. To this end, the schools offer enhanced curricula, special courses and extracurricular activities to enrich the student’s stay and to offer every student opportunities to achieve the schools’ aspirations.

The School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering (ECEE) allows Electrical Engineering BSE students to complete no more than 2 credit hours of EEE 484 (Internship) towards their technical elective degree requirements (subject to approval).

ECEE has specific policies, eligibility requirements, and forms that students need to be aware of. Please read through this page carefully to fully understand the CPT process for EE BSE students.

Internship Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an internship, you need to meet ECEE’s and ISSC’s (if you are an international student) eligibility requirements:

ECEE (applies to all students)

  • You must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • You must have Junior standing by completing all of the courses in term 4 of your major map
  • You must have a physical presence on campus during the spring or fall semester

ISSC (if an international student)

  • Be enrolled in your current degree program for a minimum of one academic year
  • You must receive academic credit for your internship
  • You must have a physical presence on campus during the spring or fall semester

For more information, please refer to the ISSC CPT website.

ECEE Internship Policies and Proceedures

Student who wish to complete an internship need to be aware of several key pieces of information.

  • Be directly related to Electrical Engineering or Power Systems Engineering and require the background gained through major courses.
  • The content of your internship must be approved by faculty as a technical elective
  • Provide the intern with appropriate learning experiences to enrich his or her overall education.
  • Be posted and/or advertised as an internship. Ongoing or permanent positions are not eligible.
  • For international students doing CPT, the position must start on or after the first day of the semester
  • Require the intern to work a maximum of 20 hours per week for 14 weeks during the fall or spring semesters or up to full time during the 8-week summer session.
  • Have a designated supervisor/mentor who will provide feedback on the intern’s progress.

Deadlines to apply:

  • Fall term requests must be received no later than July 20
  • Spring term requests must be received no later than December 10
  • Summer term requests must be received no later than April 15
Instructions and Checklist

If you meet the eligibility criteria listed above, please follow these instructions:

1. Review the Internship Application packet (linked below) to ensure you know what information you need prior to initiating the request. If you initiate the request via DocuSign (linked below) and the information you enter is incomplete or inaccurate, your request will be denied and you need to start the request over again.

2. Submit the required information via DocuSign (link below). Emailed requests will not be accepted.

3. Department document review

  • If we need additional documentation you will receive an email
  • Once approved you will receive an email stating your request has been approved. You will need to register for the internship (EEE 484) credit per semester you are on internship.

4. If you are an international student, after receiving department approval, request internship approval from ISSC using the ISSC CPT eform https://issc.asu.edu/f-1j-1-students/eforms. Please enter your academic advisor as the contact person on this eform. Be sure to review all iSSC requirements.

When your internship is complete, you must submit a written final report following the instructions in the application packet (linked below). To complete the internship, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure that the industrial supervisor has signed the report and it is submitted to their academic advisor.

*Please note if you are graduating the semester you are completing your internship your grade for the internship will not be posted until the email is turned in and approved by the Undergraduate Program Chair.

Internship Form and Docusign

Please review this application prior to submitting the DocuSign request:

When you are ready, submit the the request via DocuSign using this link: