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UMTRI and MEDC Announce Internship Opportunities

December 9, 2017

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) are partnering to introduce 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. 

Students standing as an undergraduate student attending any Michigan university or college who have completed their sophomore year, but not yet earned their degree.  Compensation would be $13/hour.  Students are asked to commit to 10 hours per weeks during the fall or winter semesters, and 36 hours per week during the summer session

All participants are required to take part in a session-end reception to highlight research achievements by preparing posters and discuss what they learned.  These receptions will be open to the University, MEDC, and invited guests.  Representatives of Michigan-based companies would explicitly be invited to the receptions to engage in conversations with the students about their experience and discuss employment opportunities.   

Students also are also required to join other UMTRI interns for monthly seminars during the School Session, and weekly seminars during Summer Session, to gain exposure to a breadth of research areas and skills development