Ford Motor Company hires many interns, co-op students, and recent graduates every year, and all have the potential to be taken on as full-time hires at the end of the program. Below is a description of upcoming opportunities for 2014:
Internships: Internships run through the summer and are generally for rising seniors or Master’s students. This year Ford employed over 360 interns in areas including engineering, IT, purchasing, and product development, and interns may be offered full-time employment with Ford’s College Graduate Program or another department. As of this writing, there are seven open internships in fields such as engineering, core buying, human resources, marketing, and IT.
Marvel Entertainment, LLC is currently taking applications for its internship programs for full-time students who can receive college credit. Internships run for a year and start in the fall, spring or summer. Currently open engineering-related positions in Marvel’s East Coast offices include web design, web development, and information technology, among other positions.
Deadlines are as follows, and are subject to change:
- FALL 2014, between July 5 – August 20, 2014
- SPRING 2014, between October 4 – November 19, 2013
- SUMMER 2014, between February 28 – April 29, 2014
The University of California – Davis College of Engineering recently launched a 543-square-foot space called the Engineering Student Startup Center for students looking to build and design prototypes of their projects, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. The space includes a color 3-D printer for generating physical prototypes, a 3-D scanner for digitizing 3-D models, and tools for manipulating plastic, wood and aluminum structures.
Outside design consulting company BetaVersity hosted one-day hackathon sessions on Oct. 12 and 13, where students were shown how to use the space and the machines.
The Department of Energy is now accepting requests for proposals for its 11th Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, slated for fall 2014. Called EcoCAR 3 this year, the competition will select at most 17 university teams to re-engineer a donated General Motors vehicle for energy efficiency and environmental impact over a time period of four years. The goal is to minimize the environmental impact of personal transportation and illustrate pathways to sustainable transportation with various levels of vehicle electrifications, such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
The application deadline is December 9, 2013, and selected teams will be announced in April 2014.
The deadline for abstract submission and student travel support applications for the 2014 U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science (USNC-URSI) National Radio Science Meeting to be held in Boulder, Colo. on January 8-11, 2014 has been extended from September 23, 2013 to Friday, September 27, 2013.
The travel support will be in the form of a maximum $600 fellowship grant award from the National Academies (NAS) in Washington, DC. For Colorado state students, the award is a smaller amount depending on the distance from Boulder. For more information and eligibility for abstract submission and travel support applications, visit the National Radio Science Meeting website.