Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Department of Chemical Engineering

Summer Internship Opportunities

Eisenberg Summer Internship. The Professor Richard F. Eisenberg and Harriet Rippey Eisenberg Fund for undergraduate students and/or programs, offers financial support for selected chemical engineering students for a meaningful summer work experience. Assignments are within the chemical engineering department working closely with faculty on projects that will compliment the academic program and enhance the students understanding of the use of chemical engineering principles. 

Projects: Interested faculty will submit proposals for summer projects with the commitment to work closely with students, providing advice and guidance. There are a variety of projects available covering different phases of chemical engineering ranging from applied to fundamental problems. Projects may be experimental and/or theoretical in nature. A brief written description of available projects will be provided to interested students. 

Eligibility: University of Rochester undergraduate students completing the sophomore or junior year in the chemical engineering program may apply. The selection of students to participate in the Internship Program will be based on consideration of personal characteristics, promise as a chemical engineer, and the matching of applicants to appropriate projects. 

Student Responsibilities: The selected students must make a commitment for full time work over the period of the appointment. Upon the completion of the project a written report is to be submitted along with an assumed obligation to present a seminar on the project to a student/faculty group. An undergraduate research symposium is planned for early October during Meliora Weekend of each year for this purpose. This event may be organized as part of the co-curricular program of the student chapter of AIChE. 

Term: 11 weeks during the summer. Other arrangements may be negotiable under special circumstances. Remuneration: $3,000. 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. To apply, download and complete the application form (application.doc).

2014 Eisenberg Summer Internship - PROJECT LIST

Summer Internship at Praxair, Inc. With annual sales over $8 billion, Praxair, Inc. is a global, Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services and technologies. Praxair North American Industrial Gases is currently seeking a Summer 2008 Engineering Intern. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Under direct supervision, responsible for performing basic engineering calculations, investigations, and tasks as assigned. Prepares or assists in preparing reports, graphs, planning layouts, cost estimates and summaries designed to communicate project progress or results. Interface with internal and external customers/suppliers.  Plant Assignments (Baltimore, Memphis, Suffield CT, Hatsfield, PA, Mims, FL, Laporte, Canton, OH ) Non Plant Assignment  (Tonawanda, NY) Both internships will include hands-on activities to support meeting plant operating objectives.

Requirements - Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering Field required.

To APPLY : www.praxair.com  Click on about Praxair/Careers/Career Opportunities/Student Career Opportunities/Enter Requisition # 0702408. CONTACT: Kisha Bailey, 630 320 4129

Industry Practicum Opportunity at MTI MicroFuel Cells MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc., a subsidiary of Mechanical Technology, Inc., is developing direct methanol micro fuel cell systems for commercialization. The company has a world-class team of entrepreneurial business executives, researchers and scientists; a proprietary direct methanol micro fuel cell (DMFC) power system and significant related intellectual property; and has received government awards and developed strategic partnerships to help accelerate commercialization. 

We are seeking co-op/intern students to work within the Quality and Reliability Team and Engineering Teams for the assembly and testing of components, sub-systems and systems. Responsibilities for these positions will include performing assisting with the planning, assembling and running tests that validate the performance of fuel cell systems. Additional duties include the maintenance of assembly and test equipment and analysis of the test data. Minimum requirements: Studying for Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering degree is preferred. Experience with visual basic programming is a plus. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc., Attn: Sarah McGarrity, Human Resources, 431 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205. Fax: 518-533-2223 E-mail: smcgarrity@mechtech.com www.mechtech.com

Summer Internship at Bechtel Bettis Inc. The Bechtel Bettis website with all information about the internship is www.bettis.gov. The deadline is September 30 so people should apply now. This is because you have to get a Department of Energy clearance and that takes a couple of months. This is a great place to intern because they do alot of different work and the people there are great to work with. I would highly recommend it to anyone in ChE, ME, ECE, Chem, Math and Physics. If anyone has questions at SarahMalecki@hotmail.com.

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