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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Summer 2019 Internship Opportunities

All positions have been filled.

Operations Support

Operations at Buffalo Manufacturing Works.

Advisory Services Support

Advisory support at Buffalo Manufacturing Works.

Business Systems

business systems at buffalo manufacturing works.

Applications Support

applications support at buffalo manufacturing works.
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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.

buffalo manufacturing works.

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 Summer 2019.

What hours will I be expected to work?
Weekdays, 40 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.

Questions?

Contact Michelle Bowen, Outreach Coordinator in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Office of Strategic Initiatives.

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 Summer 2019.

What hours will I be expected to work?
Weekdays, 40 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.

Questions?

Contact Michelle Bowen, Outreach Coordinator in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Office of Strategic Initiatives.

New Summer 2019 Interns

Aaron Lin.

Aaron Lin

Aaron Lin has accepted an internship with Buffalo Manufacturing Works for the Summer 2019 as their Applications Support Intern.

Fall 2018 BMW Intern

Jesse Callanan.

Jesse Callanan

Jesse was the Additive Manufacturing Intern and Automation Consulting Intern at Buffalo Manufacturing Works as part of the NSF INTERN program.

Learn more about Jesse

I spent the first half of my time at Buffalo Manufacturing Works conducting literature reviews and technology surveys on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering in additive manufacturing. That research was mainly focused on investigating the feasibility of creating a large database of experimental results from additively manufactured parts with some form of machine learning or advanced design of experiments and optimization algorithms to make more informed choices for the additive manufacturing process, material, and properties. The second half of my time at BMW I worked with the automation group to assess strengths and weaknesses of several local manufacturers workflow in the context of process automation and robotic integration. We then did further research into the key areas for improvement and made recommendations for the optimal automation direction for each individual client.  

I'm a third year Mechanical Engineering PhD student working in the Sound and Vibrations Lab. After my internship ended, I returned to working full time as a research assistant on a number of vibration control and acoustics projects. The work I did at Buffalo Manufacturing Works and the experience I gained in robotics and additive manufacturing have already proven invaluable in my day to day work in addition to sparking a bunch of new ideas for future research projects.  

I'm from Buffalo originally, I grew up off of Elmwood Ave downtown and I finished my BA in Physics at SUNY Geneseo in 2016. In my spare time I like to work on bicycles, do some painting, and I volunteer at The Foundry, a local makerspace and business incubator.  

My future career goals are to work in a research and development setting, potentially in a national lab or university. I'm really interested in vibration control and there are endless applications in the aerospace and automotive fields for controlling or eliminating unwanted motion in high precision systems.

I would like to give a special thanks to the entire team at BMW. They really are an exceptional group of people who are so passionate and genuine, they made my experience working there really meaningful and fun. I can't speak highly enough of the technicians, staff, managers -- everyone was super nice and they're true experts in their fields.  

I would also like to thank my advisor, Dr. Mostafa Nouh, who worked really hard to make sure that internship happened and was a success. His work as a scientist and guidance as an advisor is inspiring and I can't thank him enough.

Summer 2018 BMW Interns

abeda alam.

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.

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.

About his new position at BMW

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

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.