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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Internship Opportunities 

Internships are a great way to merge what students learn in the classroom with a hands-on experience in their field of study. Internships are a three-way partnership with the university, internship site, and students. Students gain real-world skills and connect with people within their industry of study. 

SEAS Students have a couple of resources available to search for internship openings. Internships openings are posted on Career Link, The Ogden College of Science and Engineering's website, and The SEAS website.

For questions about internships, please contact The Ogden College of Science and Engineering Industrial Liaison and Internship Coordinator, Paige Spear or Engineering Industrial Liaison, Liz Fogle.


Industrial Engineer College Internship

Gap Inc., Gallatin TN

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Industrial Engineering team is responsible for managing labor standards and process improvements across the three facilities on campus.


  • Work with Campus Engineering staff to build and maintain labor standards, deliver process improvements, and assist in project implementation.
  • Working Relationship / Communication:
  • Effective working relationships must be maintained with all DC employees and internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrates proven written and verbal communication skills in the execution of daily correspondence and methods documentation. Displays teamwork abilities and maintains a positive attitude.

Work Measurement, Standards, Performance Measures:

  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of conventional time study techniques.
  • Establishes the standards allowable hours for all production jobs.
  • Coordinates priority list with operations and conducts approval and training meetings with operation’s personnel.
  • Methods Engineering, Process Design, Value Analysis:
  • Analyzes methods and procedures to ascertain the most efficient way to perform all warehouse tasks.
  • Consults with the responsible department supervisors to establish an agreement that the proposed changes are practical, utilize cost reduction techniques and human factors engineering.
  • Facility Engineering
  • AutoCad experience preferred (not required and can be trained)
  • Knowledge of design and management of facility projects.
  • Statistical / Production Reporting:
  • Provides guidance to the Methods Analyst and Statisticians to ensure the accurate and timely distribution of department and employee productivity information to management.
  • Special Projects:
  • Assists DC Management on special projects by conducting feasibility studies.
  • Responsible for acting as project manager on implementation of special project work.


1) Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and organize with attention to detail
  • Must possess leadership skills (initiative, self-starter, influential, and drive)
  • Ability to work under pressure and with high sense of urgency
  • Ability to make decisions independently and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Flexibility relative to support the business needs
  • Problem-Solving, Organizational, Conflict Resolution/Negotiation, and Analytical skills
  • Computer Skills with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word applications required. Access and / or SQL preferred
  • Excellent Communication Skills

2) Minimum educational level:

• Currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.

To apply: https://jobs.gapinc.com/job/gallatin/industrial-engineer-college-internship/1649/7539907

Posted: March 2018

System Engineering Intern

Nolin RECC

Nolin RECC, headquartered in Elizabethtown KY, is an electrical distribution utility serving approximately 35,000 homes and businesses across parts of nine Kentucky counties. As a System Engineering Intern at Nolin RECC, you’ll experience many different aspects of the engineering and operation of a distribution power system. This position is tentatively scheduled mid-May to mid-August but is flexible depending on availability. 

Starting Pay: $15/hour

This position supports the system engineering team with the completion of system studies and the implementation of system improvements to increase the overall reliability and efficiency of the system.


  •  The responsibilities of this position are progressive depending on level of experience and progress through an ABET accredited engineering program.
  • Completes assigned projects in a timely manner and generates documentation/reports as necessary.
  • Assists with various ongoing projects in an effort to supplement formal engineering education with practical, hands-on experience in the electric utility industry.
  • Supports the System Engineer / SCADA Administrator with system studies for long-term growth planning, reliability, etc.
  • Supports the System Engineering Specialist with the field implementation of system improvements related to line devices and communications networks including wireless and fiber optic.
  • Works with operations, the metering team, line design, and other groups as required to gain familiarity and experience with the various engineering and operations job functions of a distribution cooperative.
  • Supports other technical needs and projects of the Engineering & Operations departments.
  • Performs work in accordance with safety rules and policies adopted by Nolin RECC; responsible for personal safety and reports all accidents to supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requires at least one year of completion in an ABET accredited electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering course of study. Preference given to candidates with higher levels of degree completion and/or previous experience in an electric utility.
KNOWLEDGE Develops a reinforced understanding of engineering concepts through the practical application in the electrical distribution industry. Understands departmental relationships/functions and workflow between areas. Understands Nolin RECC safety and driving guidelines.


  • Effective in organizing and planning personal work activities.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively while seeking, recommending, developing, supporting and encouraging new ideas.
  • Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must be proficient in the use various equipment such as hand tools, multi-meters, test equipment, and power supplies.

System Operations

  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products and Windows Operating Systems.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS Inside office environment (50%) and outside/external (50%). Must be able to work in all types of weather.
  • CONTACTS Maintains a courteous and cooperative relationship with employees, members of the public, etc
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Contact: Felicia Gossett, Human Resources Manager 
To apply: send resumes to fgossett@nolinrecc.com 

Posted: March 2018  

Construction Manager (4)  and Construction Team Members (7)

Next Step Ministries 

*These open positions are in various communities, and we will discuss placement options with each applicant.  

 As a reminder, this is a valuable, hands-on opportunity to lead community-focused building projects for hundreds of volunteers throughout nine week-long mission trips. Your students would be directly involved in each aspect of construction, including: on-site leadership, planning, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, and management.  Next Step is hiring talented young adults, passionate about missions and learning to use their gifts for God's Kingdom, to fill our Construction Teams for Summer 2018.


To apply and more information:  www.nextstepministries.com 

Posted: March 2018

Electrical Engineering Internship (1 in Earlington, KY and 1 in Elizabethtown, KY)

LG & E and Kentucky Utilities

Operations Center Distribution Engineering:  Co-op will be immersed in increasing levels of responsibility regards the design, construction, maintenance, and protection of the electrical distribution system; this will include hands-on opportunities to learn theories on overhead and underground systems, overcurrent protection, line capacitor installation, and other power quality and electrical service initiatives.  Co-op will split time between fieldwork and computer applications.

To apply: Send Resume, brooke.hartlage@lge-ku.com

Posted: March 2018 

Engineering Intern

Century Aluminum, Hawesville, KY 

Duties and Responsibilities:
The engineering intern will focus on mechanical items, but may be asked to assist with electrical items as well. The responsibilities usually include one or more of the following:

  • Preparation of detailed drawings
  • Research
  • Preparing cost estimates
  • Preparing minor-maintenance plans
  • Report writing
  • Presentations and other similar activities

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Reverse-engineering of parts and assemblies
  • Detailed drawing updates
  • Small-scale design projects
  • BOM updates


  • Must be currently enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering, engineering technology, or drafting program.
  • Must be Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Must be able to read and create engineering drawings
  • Mechanical focus is preferred
  • Proficient in Inventor, or similar program, is preferred.
  • Prior use of SAP or Oracle is preferred
  • Prior use electronic drawing vaults preferred
  • Ability to create accurate bill of materials is preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Working Conditions:
Heavy industrial environment with expected breakdown as follows:
80% office work – Drafting, designing, reverse-engineering
20% plant work – Measuring, checking, data collecting

To apply: Send resume via email to susan.obryan@centuryaluminum.com by April 15, 2018

Posted: March 2018 

BGMU Internship

Geographic Information Science or Engineering

BGMU has 2 internships available for college students currently enrolled in a geographic information science (GIS) program or an engineering program (civil preferred).  Candidates must be enrolled in a college or university in the preceding spring semester and the following fall semester.

BGMU is recruiting for two temporary internship positions.  Positions are temporary in nature. Starting date is flexible, commencing on or after July 1, 2018 and ending on or before June 30, 2019. Typical schedule will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some flexibility.

GIS Internship:  For students currently enrolled in geographic information science program to fill one GIS internship position.   Duties will include field data collection, data entry and analysis, and scanning/digitizing documents. Attention to detail, working knowledge of GPS equipment, and a solid understanding of GIS are required. Specific activities, under the guidance and supervision of BGMU’s GIS Administrator, may include assisting in maintaining and editing water-wastewater infrastructure data within the Esri ArcGIS Enterprise system; collecting GPS data for new water meter installations, new wastewater connections, undocumented water assets, and undocumented wastewater assets; data entry and editing within the ArcGIS Enterprise System for water and wastewater assets, new infrastructure, and other asset management data.  Intern will utilize BGMU’s Esri ArcGIS Online maps and application platform.

Project Management: For students currently enrolled in any engineering discipline, or construction management studies to fill one summer internship position.  Students currently enrolled in civil engineering are preferred.   Intern will work under the supervision of the wastewater system Project Manager. Duties will include field investigations and data analysis. Strong computer and math skills are required. Specific activities may include:

1.Capital Project Management:   Assist Engineering Project Managers in planning and execution of capital projects for the wastewater collection system including preparation of bid documents, measurement of wastewater flows, assimilation and preparation of data for construction plans and specifications, preparation of construction plans and specifications, inspection of construction in progress.

2.Long Range Planning: Assimilating and preparing data for updating BGMU’s Wastewater Facility Plan and Asset Management Software. Collect additional data pictures, serial numbers, and miscellaneous data for Asset Management Software.

3.Hydraulic analysis: Gather and analyze data to investigate areas of possible surface and groundwater inflow and infiltration. Assist Inflow/Infiltration coordinator with job duties, and additional testing to find possible sanitary sewer cross connections.

Application Instructions

Student applicants only may apply online or submit the printable BGMU Employment Application. The Employment Application is also available at our 801 Center Street office in downtown Bowling Green. Resumes alone will not be accepted. This position is open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

All qualified students may apply by submitting the BGMU Application for Employment by:

  1. Apply online-https://www.bgmu.com/career-opportunities/student-internship-gis-engineering-pm/
  2. Email to employment@bgmu.com (place “Internship” in subject line)
  3. Fax to 270-782-4565
  4. Mail to Attn: Human Resources – Internship, Bowling Green Municipal Utilities, P.O. Box 10300, Bowling Green KY, 42102-7300
  5. Deliver application materials to the receptionist at 801 Center Street

Application Deadline: For full consideration, 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Posted: March 1


Engineering Intern

The City of Henderson

The City of Henderson is accepting applications for the position of Engineering Intern for the Public Works Department.   Minimum requirements:  High school diploma or GED and currently enrolled and in good standing in college in an engineering or closely related program.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and have no DUI convictions within the previous 5 years.  Applicants will be required to undergo and pass a physical, drug test and alcohol screening prior to employment.  A copy of your driver’s license must be submitted with your application.

Pay:  $10.00 – 12.00 per hour

To apply: www.cityofhendersonky.org

Posted: February 2018 

NSF REU Program

Virginia Tech and the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) operate an international National Science Foundation (NSF) Research for Undergraduates (REU) site on the topic of Automotive Engineering in the USA and Germany.  Summer 2018 will be the 8th summer of this program, I would very much appreciate your assistance in recruiting undergraduate mechanical engineering students from Western Kentucky University to our NSF REU program.  We pay each student $5,000 and cover their travel and living expenses during this 10-week summer experience.  German language skills are not required.

 The faculty of mechanical engineering at the Technische Universität Darmstadt is top-ranked in Europe, with automotive engineering as one of their specialities.  Their 30 faculty members perform more than $50 million in externally funded research per year, funding 430 doctoral candidates.  This is truly a top-flight program for our students to work with.

More information or apply: http://www.tud.vt.edu/REU

Posted: January 2018 

Engineering Student Associate

LORD Corporation

Tasks may include assisting with project management, conducting cost improvement projects, working with manufacturing engineers on shop floor execution, troubleshooting, manufacturing instructions and quality improvements.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college level degreed program studying Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Quality Engineering or related degree program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

  •  Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within a team environment
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm to solve challenging problems in a team environment
  • Must be able to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information

Salary: $17.00-$19.00 (depending on experience)

How to apply: https://www.lord.com/hr

Posted: January 2018

2018 ASC Operations Summer Intern 

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is within American Snuff Company—the nation’s second- largest manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products. Its leading brands are Grizzly and Kodiak.  You will work in our manufacturing facility in Clarksville, TN.



  • A student who is working toward a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least two years of exposure to courses core to your concentration;
  • Able to work a full-time schedule during our 10-week internship experience starting in June;
  • Is familiar with computer programming;
  • Knowledgeable about statistical concepts;
  • An innovative leader with strong influencing skills;


  • Displays excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Has superior verbal and written communication skills;
  • Is willing to relocate to Clarksville, TN for the summer.


  • A competitive salary;
  • Coverage of summer housing costs;
  • Leadership training opportunities;
  • Social engagements with the 2018 RAI Summer Internship Class during the summer;
  • Roundtable Networking Events at which you’ll have the opportunity to meet members of Reynolds American Incorporated’s leadership team including our CEO ;
  • Participation in Reynolds American’s award winning 401(k) retirement savings plan including company contributions;
  • Confidential personal financial counseling service at no cost to you.

RAI is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c. and the U.S. parent company of R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; American Snuff Company, LLC; Kentucky BioProcessing Inc.; RAI Innovations Company; and RAI Services Company.

Pay: $21.00

To apply: https://careers.reynoldsamerican.com/job/Clarksville-2018-ASC-Operations-Summer-Intern-%28Undergrad%29-TN-37040/439914700/

Posted: January 2018

HeathCo LLC.

Engineering Intern will follow acceptable lab testing procedures to evaluate product enhancements, cost reductions, alternate manufacturing methods and new product developments per direction from engineers. The employee is responsible for accurate reporting of results and formats.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Construct prototypes for testing. 
  • Evaluate components and products per test procedures. 
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work environment. 
  • Write test reports and document test data. 
  • Evaluate various products, components and consumer returns. 
  • Provide internal and external technical service support. 
  • Perform problem solving and troubleshooting via verbal and/or electronic communication. 
  • Provide installation and operating instructions for Heath/Zenith product line. 
  • Collect product data and provide basic analysis to report trends. 
  • Perform other duties an assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Junior level or above electrical engineering education at a College or University with ABET accredited electrical engineering program. 
  • Excellent communicate skills. 
  • Strong analytical skills, math, reasoning. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, email, and internet.

To apply: Submit resumes to: careers@heathcollc.com

Posted: January 2018 

Scotty's Contracting and Stone 

3 Total Internship Positions Available 

1-Bowling Green, KY Area

1-Bowling Green, KY/Russellville, KY Area

1-Elizabethtown, KY Area


The Engineering intern will work within our engineering department to assist with surveying, project staking, and to possibly get some experience with GPS Automated Machine Control Management. Specific duties will include gathering data, reading and comprehending charts and graphs, compiling reports, as well as other duties. The chosen candidate would get a lot of field experience with supervision and direction from other engineers and managers. The chosen candidate would use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents. The chosen candidate must be ok with being outside for extending periods of time as a majority of our work is outdoors.


The ideal candidate would be a Sophomore or Junior and pursuing a Bachelor Degree within the Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or GIS programs. The ideal candidate would have completed a few civil engineering classes as well as survey classes.

 Length of Internship

The intern would begin work on a part time basis in spring semester of 2018 as class schedule allows, work on a full time basis during the summer of 2018, and then work on a part time basis in the fall semester of 2018 as class schedule allows. We are hoping to bring someone on who could at least devote time to us for 2018 and 2019.

 How to Apply

Interested applicants can send resumes to Cameron Carlock at cameronc@scottyscontracting.com


Starting Pay is $12.00/hr 

Posted: January 2018 





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