Are you interested in a cutting-edge manufacturing technologies internship? 

The Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has an interest in developing the skills of strong technical undergraduate and graduate students who might one day support the workforce in both talent and leadership. The IACMI Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in a 10-week summer program with an assigned mentor at one of IACMI’s partner sites.



In addition to being involved in IACMI partner activities that will be a sure complement to your academic programs, you will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment and interact with scientists and engineers who are at the top of their fields.  Engaging in hands-on learning that is more project-based than traditional academic coursework is a critical way to refine your skill and intensify your interest in this exciting field of study.

IACMI wants to:

  • Provide opportunities for participants to become engaged in and contribute to activities relevant to the composites industry.
  • Help create the future composites workforce by developing a pipeline of talent and leadership.
  • Expose students to the burgeoning composites industry and to career opportunities within it.

Program participants will receive:

  • A competitive weekly stipend commensurate with academic level for the duration of the program - $600.00 for undergraduate and $750.00 for graduate students
  • A weekly housing allowance of $175.
  • Limited in- and out-bound travel assistance to and from their internship site.


This program is open to qualified graduate and undergraduate students. To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a student in good standing at a regionally accredited US college or university
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or the equivalent as verified by updated transcripts
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of appointment
  • Provide proof of health insurance coverage. The participant can purchase health insurance coverage through ORAU.


The application period of the 2016 summer term is NOW OPEN!

Electronic applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 summer term. The appointment dates are June 6-August 12, 2016. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. EST on March 15, 2016.

How to Apply

Applicants for Summer 2016 must use the following links to apply:

Technical Focus

IACMI is a National Institute. Depending on your interest, your internship can take place at any of IACMI’s core Partner sites across the U.S.

Learn more about IACMI's technical focus areas.

  IACMI Technical Focus and Core Facilities

Contact Us

For questions about the IACMI Internship Program, please contact:

Julie Malicoat 
IACMI Internship Program Manager
Phone: (865) 576-2311

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The IACMI Internship Program is managed for IACMI by ORAU.