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Summer Internship

In "EE 399 − Summer Practice I" and "EE 499 − Summer Practice II" courses, students are expected to complete their summer internships, where each of the internships must last a minimum of 20 working days. The summer practice courses are designed to engage students in the practical experience of the electrical and electronics engineering profession. Upon successful completion of these courses, students will be able to:

  1. Observe the application of theoretical knowledge.
  2. Enhance the occupational experience.
  3. Get hands-on experience with workshop tasks (e.g., soldering, wiring, layout, data collection using basic measurement equipment, operating electrical engineering equipment, etc.).
  4. Get hands-on experience with tasks requiring active participation (e.g., hardware, electronics card design, manufacturing line work, calibration, and quality testing).
  5. Exercise technical writing skills in reporting the activities.
  6. Familiarize with the industry and working conditions.
  7. To make a conscious career decision after graduation.

Important Remarks:

  1. The summer practice period should not be spent on activities such as; training, coursework, studying for classes, learning a new programming language, examining manuals and catalogs, etc. These activities can only be done in support of main engineering activities.
  2. It is expected that trainees must actively participate in technical activities during the summer practice.
  3. If the engineering content assigned to the trainee is "weak;" or the trainee is not engaged in any projects to work on, it is the trainee's responsibility to talk to the mentoring engineer and find a solution. Moreover, it is the trainee's responsibility to find another institution/company for summer practice if the problems are not handled.
  4. Not having enough work to do at the institution/company will not be a valid excuse to submit a poor summer practice report.
  5. The responsibility of performing a successful summer practice belongs to the trainee.
  6. Having an internship in different departments of the same institution for 40 working days does not mean that the "EE 399 − Summer Practice I" and "EE 499 − Summer Practice II" requirements are completed at once. It does not comply with the internship regulations to complete two internships in the same institution and complete internships together in the same summer period when not in graduation status.
  7. If you have no more than this summer for your graduation, you are allowed to do the double compulsory internship in the same summer. Otherwise, it is not possible to do double compulsory internships in the same summer.
  8. In companies operating on Saturdays, you can add Saturdays as the working days.

Institutional Criteria for the Internship:

  1. Universities cannot be internship places.
  2. The institution/company must have at least five (5) employees.
  3. There must be at least one (1) full-time Electrical and Electronics Engineer in the institution/company.
  4. A full-time Electrical-Electronics Engineer in the institution/company should watch over the trainee assigned to him.
  5. The internship institution/company must be performing at least one of the following activities; research, development, design, testing, and production activities.
  6. Institutions/Companies dealing only with commerce cannot be internship places.

!!! Internship Information During the COVID-19 !!!:

Due to COVID-19, different alternatives have been proposed for the summer internships. Click here for the details (Turkish Content).

With the Senate decision dated 04 June 2020 and numbered 2020/17-7, the options accepted for the Summer Internship within the period covering the Fall 2020 − Spring 2022 Semesters are as follows:

  1. Students can use face-to-face or online internship opportunities and register for the relevant Summer Practice courses offered in the Fall 2020 Semester.
  2. Students graduating in the Fall 2020 Semester can work on a theoretical project, research, or software development under the supervision of faculty members for 20 working days between July and August. Students should register for the relevant Summer Practice courses in the Fall 2020 semester.
  3. Students who are graduating in the Spring 2021 Semester and who need to complete the summer internships should enroll for the Summer Practice courses and work with expert engineers if possible. These expert engineers will be assigned as the instructors of an additional course (offered either face-to-face or online).
  4. Students who will graduate in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Semesters can do research and write a report on a topic of their choice (subject to the approval of the department) and share the results of the research via making a presentation to all students taking the Summer Practice course.
  5. Students can develop internet-based virtual laboratory applications for undergraduate education. Each student chooses experiments in a field they want and prepares a virtual laboratory application. For this purpose, the students can take relevant courses from Coursera and present what they have done with a report containing the user's guide and describing the virtual laboratory application. These studies should be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member.
  6. Students can complete various courses from Coursera (within the course packages determined by the lecturers). Students should get a certificate by completing the relevant courses. Moreover, students should present a summary of what they have learned with a report.


For more information on summer practice courses, please check the Career Center's webpage.

Department's Internship Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Aykut Yildiz