IACMI Internship Program: Experiential Learning in the Composites Industry

  • Students participate in a hands-on, research experience with an assigned mentor at one of IACMI’s partner or member organizations.
  • Maximum of 400 hours of participation either in a 10-week, short-term appointment or a long-term appointment spanning the course of one year.
  • Interns develop a scientific poster to exhibit the results of their internship project to showcase during an IACMI Members Meeting.
  • Interns participate in professional development workshops to build communication and presentation skills.
  • The IACMI Internship Program is managed in partnership with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
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2019 IACMI Internship Host

Why consider hosting an IACMI intern?

The IACMI Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to explore a range of advanced composites related career paths and for IACMI members and Partners to share in the cultivation of the future composites workforce.  The IACMI Internship Program is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

Organizations eligible to host an intern include IACMI members and partners across industry, academia, and government. The 10-week summer appointments begin June 3 – Aug 19, 2019.  The FLEXterm appointments have flexible start and end dates and can begin anytime throughout the year.

Benefits include:

  • Increased exposure of your organization to the next generation of composites workers.
  • Leadership in growing a qualified and experienced candidate pool for future career opportunities.
  • Exposure through intern LinkedIn group
  • Exposure through dedicated internship webpage, videos, and social media

Nature of appointment

The Participant’s assigned project should not include activities that are reserved exclusively for employees of your organization. This is an educational experience and not considered employment.  The intern takes part in the assigned program solely for the educational benefit it provides.

Intern Eligibility and Benefits

This program is open to qualified graduate and undergraduate students.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a student in good standing at a regionally accredited U.S.college or university
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or the equivalent verified by updated official transcripts
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of appointment
  • Provide proof of health insurance coverage. The participant can purchase health insurance coverage through ORAU.

Program participants will receive:

  • A competitive weekly stipend commensurate with academic level for the duration of the program: $600 for undergraduate and $750 for graduate students, based on 40 hours of participation per week. Stipends for participation of less than 40 hours per week will be prorated accordingly.
  • A weekly housing allowance of $175 and limited in- and outbound travel reimbursement to and from their internship site for selected students with a permanent address of more than 30 miles from the host facility. Housing and travel reimbursement is limited to short-term appointments.
  • Travel reimbursement to and from the IACMI Members Meeting

Learn more about the 2018 IACMI intern projects