Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP)


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Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) is a joint engineering internship that draws engineering students from:

  • Oregon State University
  • Portland State University
  • Oregon Institute of Technology

A voluntary annual assessment of member companies supports this program. MECOP insists on multiple interactions between industry partners and the university and students. The program makes continual improvements as the university adjusts curriculum based on recommendations from industry partners. Intel typically secures MECOP interns in the following engineering and business disciplines:

  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 
  • Marketing 
  • Project Management 

Each member company appoints a representative to sit on the MECOP Advisory Board. The MECOP Advisory Board looks at:

  • Curriculum
  • Financial support
  • Student selection
  • Development of internship sites
  • Placement
  • Promotion of the MECOP program to students and industry

Students are selected through an academic screening during their sophomore year. Then students interview with a panel of MECOP Board members. Students accepted into the program proceed with a five-year, undergraduate-degree track that allows them to schedule the right classes around two six-month internships.

Before intern placement, students accepted into the program attend a meet-and-greet session with the industry representatives. Then students go through a round of interviews. Companies get draft slots through a lottery. Companies select students based on the interviews and the draft status of the company.