Internship Opportunities with Local Manufacturing and Engineering Companies

Person twisting bolts in a manufacturing lab.

Through the Career Experience Program, students have the opportunity to work at a local company and apply the skills learned in classes while building their professional networks.

Project description

Through the Career Experience Program, students have the opportunity to work with local companies on projects related to their majors. Many positions are business- or engineering-focused and can be found by searching Bullseye powered by Handshake for "Career Experience Program." The projects are specific to each company, and more information can be found in the Handshake postings.

Project outcome

Students will be responsible for reporting to a supervisor within the company where the project is being completed. Some projects will culminate in a market research report, a prototype, or marketing materials. Each outcome is specific to each company's project.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Jan. 27-May 8, 2020
Start time Apply by Jan. 27
Level of collaboration Individual student project
Benefits Other
Who is eligible Varies depending on area of focus
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.

Core partners

  • Partners vary based on the specific projects. Each partner is listed separately in BullsEye.

Project mentor

Sandra Small

Integrated Science Education Manager

UB NYS Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics

Phone: (716) 888-4851

Email: sksmall@buffalo.edu

Preparation

To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. 

To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor

Preparation guidance

Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project:

  1. Review the presentation on materials informatics (available for download below).
  2. Then submit the following: 
    • Explain in your own words why you think materials informatics is important. 
    • Give a one paragraph profile of the company you will be joining. 
    • Outline your personal and professional goals in undertaking this internship.