The IACMI Internship Program

Through the IACMI Internship Program, thought leaders and experts from partner companies, universities, and national laboratories mentor IACMI interns through collaborative research and development projects.

Serving Workforce Needs

Through the IACMI Internship Program, more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. have had the unique opportunity to use state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and to interact with scientists and engineers who are at the top of the advanced composites and manufacturing fields. And, 100 percent of IACMI interns have either graduated with a job offer in industry or an acceptance into a graduate program. 

Since 2016, IACMI’s program has offered participants an internship rich in experiential learning and professional development opportunities, as well as a chance to be a part of a team in emerging technologies. During their appointment period, interns have developed scientific posters and delivered presentations to exhibit the results of their internship project during an IACMI Members Meeting. In addition to being able to showcase their research, this presentation event has allowed students an opportunity to develop their presentation and networking skills. More than 300 individuals from IACMI member and partner organizations in industry, government, and academic partners attend IACMI Members Meetings.


Where Are They Now

At the core of the IACMI Internship Program is a dedication to fully preparing undergraduate and graduate students to transition into composites professionals with technical experience in the composites field. The program provides opportunities for students to enrich their understanding of advanced composites materials and processes through hands-on experience in world-class IACMI partner and member facilities. Intern industry projects include large companies, such as Volkswagen and Ford, and small to medium-sized companies, such as Vartega and 4X Technologies/4M Carbon Fiber Corp.

Whether committing to composites industry or academic research, IACMI interns leave the program well connected, having made significant contributions in the advancement of composites innovation. The IACMI Where Are They Now campaign highlights the continued education, work, and progress of former IACMI interns. IACMI is proud to have played a role in developing the future leaders of composites and advanced manufacturing.

Read about our interns


2019 Interns

IACMI – The Composites Institute’s Intern Class of 2019 was made up of 42 students hosted at 17 member and partner locations across the United States. Students played an integral part in advancing composites technical innovations in cutting-edge technology areas such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), robotic systems, and automated integration processes. All of the students furthered solutions to support manufacturing sustainability and efficiency.

Read about the 2019 Intern Class

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