By Jennifer Ferrero, APR

The Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing has received funding, which will be paired with a partnership and additional funding by Boeing, to offer paid internships to students in Washington over the next three years.

These internships will occur specifically in the rapidly growing area of mechatronics, a field that includes disciplines of electronics, mechanics and information technology.

View the Everett Herald article about the program from November 21, 2016.

The Center of Excellence has published an Internship page on its website that contains summer 2017 paid internship information from Boeing.

In the short-term, internships posted on this website will make it easy for employers to post internships and for students to find and apply for listings.

Students interested in paid internships in the aerospace industry should check back with the Center of Excellence on a regular basis to view new postings. Sign-up notifications of new postings will also be made available. An announcement will be made when the new website launches with internship postings.

Mechatronics programs will be offered at Everett, Renton, Shoreline, North Seattle and South Seattle community colleges. These programs will be branded as MechaWA. More information is coming soon.