The Path from Intern to Engineer

At McCormick Stevenson, our Engineering Internship Program offers budding engineers with high potential for careers in the field an opportunity to jumpstart their career. The MCCST Engineering Intern gets hands-on engineering experience, working on real-world projects at MCCST, right alongside our engineering staff.

We offer Internships that are open to either high school students with showing academic achievement for engineering, or college engineering students who are already enrolled in an accredited engineering program at a college or university.

Here’s a sample of what an MCCST Engineering Intern can achieve:

  • Project Work on actual engineering objectives for our customers and clients
  • Mentorship by experienced engineers who help navigate challenges and help you hone your engineering skills
  • Collaboration and Networking with other engineers, designers, technicians, and managers to foster teamwork and establish critical relationships for the future
  • Learning Opportunities for professional development through MCCST-sponsored training sessions and workshops
  • Problem-Solving real engineering problems to put your educational knowledge into practice
  • Career Development that provides young engineers with a clear pathway to the start of their engineering careers

What It’s Like to be an MCCST Intern


The Intern jumpstarts their career in engineering, and MCCST and our customers benefit from the fresh ideas and perspectives that the young engineers bring to problem-solving!

We could tell you how wonderful it is to intern with us, but why not hear it from a few of our Engineering Interns? Here are a few testimonials from MCCST Interns, past and present.


My experience as an intern at McCormick Stevenson rarely felt like an “Internship.” I realized right away that the engineering tasks I completed were soon to be implemented on real world military equipment and systems! Now, I am transitioning to a position as a full time MCCST engineer, and my tasking will be roughly be the same. (I no longer must go home and study for exams, though!) This goes to show that, although I was an Intern and still learning, MCCST management always encourages us to learn by working as a real engineer. People in my senior design class even have asked me how I know so much about designing and programming our system -- I feel proud to tell them that my internship has cultivated my knowledge of all things engineering. Thanks to McCormick Stevenson, I truly feel equipped when it comes to implementing designs, both inside and outside the workplace. I’ve had the room to fail and get back up again, and the resources to guide and then help me succeed! This has taught me more than I ever imagined in school.” - Braedon Adams

MCCST’s intern program has been a wonderful opportunity for me to grow as an engineer, allowing me to practice skills that cannot be taught in a classroom. Initially, I was primarily trained in Creo, drawing standards, and geometric tolerancing – now I’m balancing work across multiple projects and carving out a path for my future career. Thanks to the support that MCCST provides, I’ve been able to explore different facets of Engineering Design and have found a niche that I want to pursue long-term –Gage Engineering and Inspection -- I’m being trained on how to use the CMM in the lab. I now look forward to working at MCCST after graduation and beyond.

As a female engineer, intern or not, I’m especially grateful that the MCCST culture is so welcoming and open. I have always been treated like a valued member of the engineering team and appreciated for my skills and contributions without bias. It means a lot!” - Shannon Cousineau

“My internship at McCormick Stevenson was a fantastic experience. From day one I started learning new skills and meeting new people with years of professional experience from all walks of life. Within two weeks I had begun working on projects with real clients. When I didn’t know something, there was always someone nearby willing to help and answer any questions I had. I was always presented opportunities to try new things and put myself out there. I always left the office having learned something new. The atmosphere of the company really allowed me to make myself at home and feel comfortable every day at the office. I always felt like an equal and appreciated member of the team. I am grateful for the opportunity to work at this company as an intern, and now I am grateful to be working as an engineer full time since graduating.” - Nick

“I first heard about McCormick Stevenson in my Communications for Engineers class at the University of South Florida. Nat, the Design Manager at McCormick Stevenson, was in my resumé peer review group. I remember handing Nat my resumé and smiling at the sight of his astonishment. Immediately after class, Nat handed me his card and told me to email him my resumé and cover letter. “We aren’t necessarily looking for a new intern, but we are always looking for new talent,” Nat explained. After an exciting interview with plenty of laughs and a brief tour of the office, they hired me as an Engineering Associate. There is a saying that floats around the office for new hires: “The first week is like drinking from a fire hose.” My first week consisted of meeting – and remembering – every one of my new coworkers and trying to absorb the wealth of knowledge they summarized into 15-minute encounters. Every person I met made me more excited to start meaningful work at McCormick Stevenson. There was a consistent passion for helping those who fight for our freedoms and an uplifting culture that breeds success among all. In a short time, the first impressions turned into lasting business relationships and my time at McCormick Stevenson would prove to foster constant growth and learning and become a place I call home. As a part-time Engineering Associate, I wasn’t treated so much as an intern as I was an employee working like the others. I was given REAL work, worked closely with REAL clients, and had to meet REAL deadlines. I was regularly pushed out of my comfort zone which forced me to learn and grow as an engineer because I was challenged as such. I was always expected to do my best, but never expected to be perfect. Because I wasn’t afraid of failure, I could dive headfirst into a job/task and learn everything on the way to a successful outcome. The internship program allocated a massive amount of time for learning and absorbing as much engineering knowledge as possible, without the stigma of failing. At 5 p.m. on a Friday I left as an intern, and the following Monday at 8 a.m. I walked in as an engineer; I can proudly say that my job did not change. I was working on the same projects with the same people and retained the same responsibilities I had the Friday before. The last two years adequately prepared me for the challenges I will face and the technical wisdom I will need to succeed in engineering. The fast-growing atmosphere will surely bring new responsibilities and opportunities, and I can’t wait to explore my future at McCormick Stevenson.” - Parker

Gabrielle Tanjuatco, Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Notre Dame, and Ryan Krawczyk, rising senior at Steinbrenner High School, share insights on their recent Engineering Associate internships with McCormick Stevenson.

“My father works for McCormick Stevenson and I have been involved with the company since I was four years old. Everyone here is like family to me. The team is so helpful that you never hesitate to ask questions. With so much help and support from McCormick Stevenson, I am able to see what is possible in the future as it relates to my career choices.” - Ryan

“My family lives in Atlanta and I moved by myself for this internship, so I learned work-life balance as well as applications of the job. I couldn’t have asked for a better gig. I was blessed to work with everyone at McCormick Stevenson and am thankful for their helpful tips and information.” – Gabrielle

It is our goal that an internship at MCCST not only allows you to learn new skills, explore our organization, network with experts, connect with thought leaders, and finish with a resume that opens doors; but that you will gain something even more valuable: pride in what you’ve done.


  • For our college level internships we typically look for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors at accredited colleges and universities.
  • We look for high potential students: outstanding academic record, detail oriented, problem solver, excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience with MS Office, ability to work in a team environment.
  • US Person.
  • Part-time internships are encouraged year-round.
  • Included in many of our intern programs are orientation and kick-off events, networking opportunities with leadership and engineers, social activities, and learning sessions.
  • We’re committed to nurturing the engineers of tomorrow.