NC Space Grant/ LORD Corporation Internship Program

Application deadline is December 15, 2014.

OVERVIEW

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.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

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.


ELIGIBILITY, APPLICATION SELECTION AND PROCESS

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.

AWARD AMOUNT AND REQUIREMENTS

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What are the eligibility requirements?
A: Any student may apply as long as they meet the following requirements:
  • Junior standing or higher, including graduate students in the 2014-15 academic year;
  • US citizen;
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Major in STEM discipline. Examples of degress related to internship projects include, but are not limited to, mechanical and aerospace engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry;
  • Attend one of the NC Space Grant Affiliate institutions.
Q: If I am selected as a Summer Intern, what are my obligations?
A: The Intern's responsibilities are to:
  • Accept the internship offer and sign an acceptance letter;
  • Complete all Lord Corporation personnel information;
  • Submit a brief final report describing the impact of the internship on their educational and professional goals.
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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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