Jobs & Internships

Physics and Technology

Learn about valuable internships and job opportunities that supplement classroom learning for Physics and Technology majors at PennWest Edinboro.


Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. PennWest Edinboro recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.

Providing excellent internship opportunities is a priority for the University, and stories of student success in the workplace have been overwhelming. Edinboro students have interned at the Smithsonian Institution, Channellock Industries, General Electric, Meadville Forging Company, C & J Industries, Rehrig Pacific Company, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and many more locations. In addition, the department has a unique arrangement with Penn State’s prestigious Engineering Science and Mechanics Department. Edinboro physics majors are eligible for paid summer internships and graduate school assistantships.

While some PennWest Edinboro majors require an internship, cooperative education, student teaching or research experience, many students elect to pursue an internship to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits.

Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the Physics and Technology Department internship coordinator, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.

Physics and Technology Department Internship Coordinator:

Peter Kuvshinikov, PhD
104 Cooper Hall
Phone: 814-732-1689


Top engineers, researchers, teachers and leaders in industry, business and education and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at PennWest Edinboro, and so can you.

The Boro Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.

Edinboro Physics and Technology graduates are enjoying careers all over the world with such employers as Lockheed Martin, Washington University, Department of Defense, NASA, National City, Henry Ford College and the U.S. Patent Office.

Graduates of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program are employed with Amatech/Polycel LLC, Starn Tool, Lord Corporation, General Electric, the Pa. Department of Transportation, Maloney Tool and Mold and Carolina Systems. Check out the career achievements of a sampling of the Department’s alumni below.

Contact Us

Physics and Technology
126 Cooper Hall
230 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2592
Fax: 814-732-1691

Richard Lloyd, PhD
Department Chair
G09 Cooper Hall
Phone: 814-732-1699