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IACMI - The Composites Institute - Composite Materials for Vehicles
IACMI - The Composites Institute
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Electronic applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 summer term. The appointment dates are June 5-August 11, 2017. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. EST on March 31, 2017.

Application deadline
3/31/2017 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Academic Levels
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduates

The Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation has an interest in developing the skills of strong technical undergraduate and graduate students who might one day support the workforce in both talent and leadership.  The IACMI Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in a 10-week summer program with an assigned mentor at one of IACMI’s partner sites.  The program is managed for IACMI by ORAU.

Project Description

Selected candidates for this opportunity will take part in innovative vehicle research with IACMI's partner at Michigan State University in Detroit or East Lansing. 

IACMI’s Vehicles Technology Area, located in Michigan where 70% of all US automotive RD&D occurs at more than 370 R&D centers, is focused on reducing the weight of vehicle structures. Specifically, the institute is focusing on advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites for vehicles; materials that combine strong fibers with strong plastics that are lighter and stronger than steel. These materials are crucial to the auto industry, which continues to look for ways to manufacture vehicles that are fuel-efficient and safe. Composite materials also are important in the development of efficient power generation and the increase of renewable power production.

To learn more about this initiative at Michigan State, please visit: http://iacmi.org/technology-areas/vehicles/

Contact Us

For more information regarding eligibility and/or application questions, visit the program website at www.orau.org/IACMI.

You may also contact:
Julie Malicoat
Project Manager


To be eligible, an undergraduate must:

• Be a student in good standing at a regionally accredited US college or university.
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or the equivalent as verified by updated transcripts
• Be at least 18 years old at the time of appointment
• Provide proof of health insurance coverage. The participant can purchase health insurance coverage through ORAU.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree
  • Overall GPA: 3.20
  • Affirmation: I certify that: I am a U.S. citizen. I am currently enrolled in and a student in good standing at a regionally accredited college or university. I have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA at the time of application. I will be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. I will provide proof of coverage under a health insurance plan prior to the beginning of the internship.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (All)
    • Physics (All)
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (All)
    • Earth and Geosciences (All)
    • Engineering (All)
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
    • Mathematics and Statistics (All)
    • Other Physical Sciences (All)
    • Computer Sciences (All)
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)
    • Communications and Graphics Design (All)
    • Other (All)
    • Nanotechnology (All)
  • Veteran Status: None