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STEP students have an opportunity to do an 8-week summer internship with a local company/agency or with a UNM faculty member. The students are paid a stipend for their participation.
Students are required to turn in an application packet, which includes a current copy of their resume, copy of their unofficial transcripts, a letter of intent (essay describing why they want the internship) and a letter of recommendation.
Students are matched to internships based on their interests and company/faculty needs.
Upon acceptance of the internship, students are required to register for a non-credit Co-op class through the Office of Career Services.
Some of the experiential learning activities our students are involved in through internships include:
• Assist in design and development of a pick and place automated robot to be used in manufacturing process.
• Working with CNC Machines to produce prototypes for customers.
• Develop microfluidic technology and biological related applications.
• Investigate the effects of plasma interactions to simulate astrophysical plasma jet interactions with their surrounding medium.
• Drafting and design to support highway and water/wastewater & drainage projects.
• Mammalian cell culture preparation of biomaterials and characterization of cellular response.
• Developing general automation technologies including smart sensors.
• Synthesis and fusion on nanoparticles.
• Perform power studies on an emergency generator.
• Developing RF data acquitions/control systems and troubleshooting of high power RF equipment.
• Building an algorithm for use with 3-D printer.
Some of the companies who have hosted interns include:
Army Corps of Engineers
Jaguar Precision Machining
Los Alamos National Labs
NM Gas Co.
Office of the State Engineer
Sandia National Laboratories
The Aerospace Corp.