SMART Buffalo Manufacturing Works (BMW) Internship Program

SMART Community of Excellence has partnered with Western New York-based Buffalo Manufacturing Works (BMW) to offer one of a kind internship and experiential learning opportunities for junior and senior level undergraduate and graduate students at the University at Buffalo.

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Fall 2018 Internship Opportunities

client project

A computer science and engineering graduate student with strong coding skills is needed for this position.

STEM Learning Lab
Additive Manufacturing.

A junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student, who has an engineering interest and background, and likes to work with high school students is desired for this position.

Mechanical Engineering
BAK USA utilizes processes and automation.

A senior undergraduate or graduate mechanical engineering student is desired for this position.

Buffalo Manufacturing Works engages with innovation-driven manufacturers across North America to help them discover sustainable, competitive advantages by developing and implementing cutting-edge products & technologies. BMW would like to more fully engage UB students as their need to expand their team with qualified staff grows. This provides UB students with an exceptional opportunity for hands-on work experience with future career opportunities.

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to apply for the SMART BMW Internship Program?
Junior and senior level undergraduates and graduate students are eligible. 

Do I need to be a student in an engineering, architecture, management or education discipline to apply?
No, this internship is open to all University at Buffalo students.

When do the internships take place?
The internships will take place during the fall, 2018 semester.

What hours will I be expected to work?
Weekdays between 8 AM and 6 PM for approximately 15 hours per week. 

Is this a paid internship?
Yes, the hourly rate for undergraduate students is $17/hr and for graduate students is $18/hr.

Dates to remember

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Please check back for the application deadline and other important dates.

Summer 2018 BMW Interns

Abeda Alam

About Abeda

Abeda is from Queens, NY. She graduated from University at Buffalo with her degree in Mechanical Engineering. From this internship at Buffalo Manufacturing Works, Abeda hopes to gain experience in this innovative field that is currently relevant and will change a myriad of industries. In her spare time, she tries to read as much as she can. She also likes to hike and pursue social activities on the weekends with her friends. Her future plans consist of becoming a mentor for the organizations she was involved in, and to continue to enhance her career and growth as a human. With much satisfaction, she'll be starting her career as a Project Engineer for Saint-Gobain in Charleston, SC.

Darius Melvin

About Darius

Darius is from Rochester, NY and he currently lives with his wife in Buffalo. Darius obtained his Masters of Education-Chinese Education at Buffalo at University. He is excited to bring his background in Education and Engineering together at Buffalo Manufacturing Works.  The organization has hosted a very successful Additive Manufacturing Learning Lab for Buffalo Public School students over the past 3 years and is looking to expand it's impact and reach. His goal at Buffalo Manufacturing Works is to aid in that expansion by providing formal lesson plans and research-based activities proven to increase engagement among students for the upcoming school year. Darius is looking forward to working directly with students during the summer workshop that will take place at multiple locations around the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. His immediate plans are to teach Chinese or English as a Second Language at a public school in Western New York. In his spare time he enjoys being active outdoors, watching sports, travelling and reading.

In August Darius accepted a full-time position as a STEM Lab Teacher at Buffalo Manufacturing Works. 

Read more about his new position

The STEM Lab Teacher is responsible for teaching all Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) high school/community classes and overseeing activities in the Learning Lab. Developing proprietary curriculum and collaborating with local educational partners will also be a major component of the position.

Darius says his favorite part of the position is working directly with students to engage them in the innovative field of Additive Manufacturing.  He also enjoys being part of K-12 Engineering Education as it is a growing and unique discipline separate from traditional science education.

"I am grateful for the SMART COE program as it exposed me to the field of Engineering Education.  Prior to this internship, I did not realize how uniquely qualified I am for this area and likely would have never taken this career path," Darius explains.

Ankit Mishra

About Ankit

Ankit Mishra is from Gujarat, India. He is working toward his MBA in Finance and Data Analytics at University at Buffalo. With this internship at Buffalo Manufacturing Works, Ankit aims to gain real world experience on how to use large amounts of data and be able to tell a story with it. He also looks forward to analyzing data and digging deep into it to find important patterns. Ankit's future plan is to work in an investment management firm where his work has a direct impact on the firm's clients, employees and society in general. In his spare time he listens to music (EDM fan), and watches soccer. His favorite team is Manchester United.