Plexus Corporation Internship Opportunity: International Engineer for Summer 2012

The UW-Madison International Internships Program is pleased to post an opportunity through the Plexus Corporation, open to UW-Madison students. The Plexus Corporation is searching for one International Engineering Intern for Summer 2012 and applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2011.

This international internship will focus on the development of custom electronic products and embedded systems. Opportunities exist in either hardware or software development. Students that have completed a solid base of engineering coursework will be best suited for this hands-on engineering opportunity. Product development teams are comprised of engineers from our various functional groups. These design groups include Analog Hardware, Digital Hardware, Embedded Software, Mechanical, PCB Layout, In-Circuit Test, and Functional Test. Each project team is led by one of our project managers–each with prior experience as a design engineer.

Please review this pdf document and send applications to with subject line: Plexus Malaysia Intern 2012 – [Your LAST NAME] by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2011.

For more information, contact Kristine Rhode, Plexus corporate communications specialist,, 920-720-6749; or Maj Fischer, managing director, International Internship Program, UW–Madison Division of International Studies,, 608-261-1359.

More about UW-Madison and Plexus Partnership to Offer Internships

Wisconsin in the World recently sat down with previous Plexus intern, Dan Lawler. Read his interview here.

And last year, the Division of International Studies featured Jeff Schacherl, a past intern at Plexus’ Penang, Malaysia Design Center.  As an undergraduate UW–Madison, Schacherl initially focused on his chosen field of mechanical engineering. Then a one-month study abroad trip to Nancy, France, stirred Schacherl’s interest in international experiences. That led to an internship at Plexus’ Penang, Malaysia Design Center – and ultimately a career for the 2009 graduate at the company’s Design Center located in Neenah, Wisconsin.

“An internship is really like a three- to six-month job interview,” says Schacherl. “I was able to get to know Plexus and understand the company culture, and they got to know me.”

Through internships, like Schacherl’s experience with Plexus, Wisconsin companies and the UW-Madison’s Division of International Studies can join forces to cultivate the global talent that so many companies need today.  Read the rest of Jeff’s story.