Application deadline is December 15, 2014.


The NC Space Grant has partnered with LORD Corporation to establish a summer internship program to give students real-world experiences in a cutting-edge industrial setting.

LORD Corporation is a worldwide leader in adhesives and coatings, vibration and motion control, and magnetically responsive technologies. Operating from world headquarters in Cary, NC, LORD Corporation has 17 manufacturing facilities in nine countries and 90 strategically located sales and support centers worldwide.

The NC Space Grant/LORD Corporation Summer Internship Program will provide support for up to 13 undergraduate or graduate students (pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines) to participate in a 10-week internship at LORD Corporation's world headquarters campus in Cary.


Selected students will be assigned to a research project that best fits their educational experience. Each project will offer the student the opportunity to enagtge in hands-on research under the supervision of a professional mentor.

For a complete list of summer 2015 internship projects, click HERE.


The NC Space Grant/Lord Corporation Summer Internship Program is open to current 2014-15 undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a STEM degree program at one of the NC Space Grant's Affiliate universities.

Each applicant must submit an ONLINE APPLICATION.The deadline to submit an application is December 15, 2014; supporting documents are due December 17, 2014. Submission instructions are provided on the application.

Applications will be reviewed by NC Space Grant staff and Lord Corporation project researchers. The review committee will examine a number of criteria including academic achievement, resume, and reference. The review committee will invite candidates for interviews.


The total value of the NC Space Grant/Lord Corporation Summer Internship Program is $9,500 per student. Students will be paid a stipend of $7,000 by Lord Corporation. NC Space Grant will provide $2,500 for living expenses.

Selected students will be treated as Lord Corporation employees. As such, students will be asked to sign intellectual and non-disclosure agreements for Lord.

To ensure that all award requirements are met, selected students will be required to sign an acceptance letter. Furthermore, students will be required to submit a brief final report that describes the impact of the internship on their educational and professional goals.


Q: What are the eligibility requirements?
A: Any student may apply as long as they meet the following requirements:
Q: If I am selected as a Summer Intern, what are my obligations?
A: The Intern's responsibilities are to:
Q: Will I be guaranteed a job when I graduate?

A: No, but with the increasing shortage of professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math related fields, there will be a strong demand for a highly skilled workforce.

Q: How many interns will be selected?

A: The NC Space Grant/ LORD Summer Internship program is highly competitive. Up to 13 internships will be chosen for Summer 2015.


Questions regarding this announcement should be directed to Jobi Cook, Associate Director of the NC Space Grant, at or (919) 515-5933.