To broaden the practical training for Master of Science and Engineering (MSE) students in the Whiting School of Engineering, INBT is partnering with major industry partners in a pilot program, offering a Co-Op opportunity to incoming MSE students in the Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering programs.
Each accepted student will be assigned a faculty advisor and a research advisor/mentor at the sponsoring company. We expect the company to develop a list of goals and development objectives for the student. During the Co-Op period, students will meet with the INBT academic advisor every 6 weeks for progress updates. The Co-Op duration ranges from 6 to 9 months.
At the end of the Co-Op internship, the student will complete, submit, and present an essay based on their research experience.
- Selected students can use this practical training experience to fulfill part of their MSE requirements in lieu of completing a research essay on campus.
- Students enrolled in this INBT Co-Op option will have a unique opportunity to obtain industry experience with a leading company and gain a broad technical background in disciplines such as operations, pilot plants, safety and environmental management or regulatory affairs.
- Financial compensation.
Who Should Apply:
- New or incoming master’s students in Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Currently, the program is only open to US citizens and permanent residents.
To apply, please send the following to Camille Mathis at email@example.com:
- Resume (suitable for forwarding to the corporate participant).
- Cover letter- explaining why you are interested in the program.
- Contact information for 2-3 professional references.
Applicants will be interviewed and evaluated by the INBT program committee members and, if accepted, will be matched with a corporate sponsor. The company will have the right to accept or reject individual candidates.
The deadline to apply for the January 2017 Co-Op is November 1, 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long is the Co-Op?
The Co-Op program lasts 6 to 9 months.
Where can I learn about possible projects and Co-Op sites/industry partners?
Contact the Director of Corporate Partnerships, Tom Fekete at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When should I participate?
Students cannot participate in a Co-Op in their first or last semesters.
How should I organize my coursework around the Co-Op?
Coursework should be taken in the first and last semesters of your master’s program. Planning your coursework with your advisor is strongly recommended.
Will I be paid for my work in the Co-Op program?
Students are paid as a full-time staff member of the corporate sponsor during the Co-Op period.
Will I have to pay tuition while in the Co-Op program?
Yes, students will need to pay 10% of tuition costs to be a non-resident student while in the Co-Op program.
Please contact Tom Fekete at email@example.com.