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Valley Industry Partnership

Welcome to Valley Industry Partnership (VIP) for Cooperative Education!

The VIP Program is a unique partnership between leading companies and the Lyles College of Engineering and developed to provide internship opportunities for qualified students of Junior Level Standing. 

Program Goals

The Valley Industry Partnership was formed as a cooperative effort between Fresno State and a number of local companies. The main goal of the program is to provide a rich, well rounded educational experience for students majoring in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial technology, and mechanical engineeringThis is done by providing the students an opportunity to work in a real-world environment.

This program is very similar to the internship programs found in other disciplines. Internship programs help give students hands-on professional team experience. This compliments the work that they do in the classroom by applying classroom knowledge professionally.


  • September 21st : Applications available online for January - June 2023 internships
  • October 3rd through October 14th:  Classroom recruitment visits
  • October 17th: Applications due to apply for VIP program
  • Week of October 24th:  Mock interviews
  • November 4th: Interview and Selection of interns

Students, to apply click on button below

Apply VIP




If you are a company and would like to find out more about VIP opportunities, please contact: 

Walter Mizuno
Valley Industry Partnership Director
Phone: 559.278.5597

Member Companies