Summer Internships

The three summer internships (normally offered in alternating years) below are designed to support undergraduates in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in pursuing summer research and design projects. Proposals for projects that are initiated by the students and do not have an alternative source of support from funded faculty research projects will be given special consideration. Projects with a creative or entrepreneurial focus are especially encouraged.

The Jacob M. Abel Summer Internship

The Jacob M. Abel Summer Internship seeks to promote excellence in undergraduate education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in SEAS. This internship provides a stipend of up to $5000 to assist undergraduate students in pursuing summer research projects. A special focus of this internship is the development of experiments in the undergraduate laboratory sequence and the support of creative design projects.  The 2019 winner of this internship was Tony Qiu. A copy of his report can be found by clicking here. The 2021 winner of this internship was Patricio Ramirez Villalobos.

The Herbert J. and Selma W. Bernstein Class of 1945 Internship

The Herbert J. and Selma W. Bernstein Class of 1945 Internship provides financial aid for undergraduate mechanical engineering students involved in summer research projects. A stipend of up to $5000 will be awarded to support independent research projects initiated by MEAM students.  The 2021 winner of this internship was Bruke Baraki. A copy of his report can be found by clicking here.

The Kerry Wisnosky Internship

The Kerry Wisnosky Internship seeks to enrich the undergraduate experience in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in SEAS by supporting a student completing a summer project in the department. This internship provides a stipend of $6000 to a student for completing an 11-week summer project. A MEAM faculty member must serve as a mentor on the project.  This internship is intended to support a student pursuing a research project, and there is a strong preference that the research project have applications in aerospace (the connection to aerospace should be described in your project description). The 2021 winner of this internship was Miranda Stern.

Applications

In 2022, we will be accepting applications for The Jacob M. Abel Summer Internship and The Kerry Wisnosky Internship.

Application process:

  • Identify and discuss your project idea with potential faculty mentors.
  • Submit the following information through this Google Form
    1. A brief (< 250 words) description of your project; be sure to explain the motivation, scope, and expected approach
    2. A copy of your resume in PDF form
  • Have your faculty mentor submit a brief (<250 words) support letter through this Google Form indicating a commitment to mentor you in your proposed summer project if you are selected for an internship

Applications are due by 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday, April 10, 2022