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Summer Transportation Internships Now Accepting Applications

March 1, 2018

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) are continuing to partner on a new internship program which provides undergraduate students with practical research and work experience related to emerging careers.  The overarching goal is to further the development of, and retain in Michigan, the necessary workforce to maintain the State’s leadership in Connected Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicle, and Mobility at large. 

The program began in the Winter 2018 term with eleven University of Michigan students participating.  They are working on a variety of projects that provide skills related to analyzing real-world datasets, studying older driver behavior, processing medical image data to support human modeling efforts, designing educational gaming apps, developing user interfaces, evaluating automated vehicle features, parametizing vehicle motion associated with motion sickness, coding traffic maneuvers from connected vehicle data, identifying the limitations of open source maps, and modeling ridesharing trends.

Applications for the summer term are now open.  Students with junior or senior status at any Michigan university or college are eligible to apply.  Compensation is $13/hour, with the summer work session intended to be 40 hours/week for 12-13 weeks.

Throughout the summer, interns will participate in weekly student seminars where UMTRI faculty and staff members will share their research. At the end of the summer, all interns will attend a poster reception where they can highlight their summer research.  Representatives from Universities, MEDC, and industry will be invited to the reception.

More information about the program can be found here.

A link to apply is here.