Category Archives: Internships & Fellowships

Ford Motor Co. Scholarships, Internships

Whether exploring an internship or seeking full time employment for the first time, it can be difficult to know exactly how and when to pursue opportunities. As a Ford Blue Oval Scholar, you have unique opportunities to give you a decided edge in today’s competitive environment. In addition to the network of Ford Blue Oval Scholars you can look to for guidance, you can pursue internships and employment with Ford Motor Company. Click here

A career at Ford means you could join a worldwide team of more than 171,000 professionals committed to creating great vehicles. You would be a member of a team that has won awards for diversity and their commitment to the communities where team members provide millions of volunteer hours.

Ford Blue Oval Scholars looking to apply to Ford will stand out in their applications. In order to increase your visibility when applying online you can select the option that indicates you are a Ford Blue Oval Scholar and you can also apply “with distinction” through Ford Careers Facebook page. Click here.

In Arizona, a Streamlined Internship Process

The University of Arizona, Pima Community College, and several high schools in the Tuscon region have created a one-page process and timeline instructions for businesses interested in hiring students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)  internships. The initiative will make it easier for businesses to connect with future employees, and it offers students important, hands-on training — plus an incentive to stay in Tucson after they graduate, according to the UA website.

The initiative is aligned with Never Settle, UA’s strategic plan, which calls for the active engagement of the student body in career-minded activities, capacity building around STEM and improved engagement with business and community partners.

Federal Undergraduate Scholarships & Fellowships

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) administers a number of federal scholarship and fellowship programs for undergraduates – including for the Office of Naval Research’s Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program and NASA’s Aeronautics Scholarship Program.

Applications are due December 15, 2014 for the SMART (Science, Math, and Research for Transformation)  Scholarship for Service program. See the application instructions HERE.

ASEE also administers engineering scholarship, internship, and fellowship programs for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

 

Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE)

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The University of Michigan’s Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) program offers outstanding undergraduates who have completed their junior year and intend to pursue graduate studies the opportunity to spend the summer working on research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Students attend regular meetings and lectures, and produce a YouTube video about their summer project or experience.

The program for University of Michigan students runs for ten to 12 weeks and includes a $4,200 stipend. Non-UM students are accepted for 7- to 8-week internships that include a $4,000 stipend, room, some board and travel allowances, and GRE test prep. Programs run from early May through August 2015.

Click HERE for eligibility criteria.  The online application for the 2015 program will go live in late November, 2014.

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship

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Sponsored by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., this 10-week summer program is for biomedical engineering undergraduates who have completed their third year of studies.

Interns are selected in a national competition and will work under the guidance of NIBIB director Bob Lutz on projects that involve engineering or physical sciences. Students participate in group meetings, attend lectures,  visit labs, and are encouraged to submit posters for the NIH Poster Day, where interns from a variety of disciplines display their projects. Click HERE for a list of past interns and their schools, projects, and mentors.

This year’s program runs from June 1 to August 7, 2015.

Online applications open on or around December 1, 2014. Click HERE for application information.