Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

Internships & Co-Op

Explore the cutting-edge world of composite materials through the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials (CCM) Research Internships. These unique opportunities cater to students at all levels, from high school to graduate students, providing hands-on experiences in a variety of research areas within composite materials. Under the guidance of CCM staff and affiliated faculty, students delve into projects covering the entire spectrum of composite materials, including basic materials research, design, manufacturing, characterization and evaluation, and additive manufacturing.

CCM’s Research Internships are structured work experiences that provide practical training and hands-on learning opportunities for students. They differ from regular jobs on campus in several ways:

Educational Component: CCM’s internship complements academic studies and allow students to apply classroom knowledge in a practical setting. CCM provides guidance and mentoring from professionals and\or affiliated faculty to develop relevant skills and industry-specific knowledge.

Duration: The flexibility of CCM’s internships allows students to participate on a part-time basis during the academic semester and transition to full-time commitments during the Summer and Winter breaks. This flexibility enables students to seamlessly balance their academic responsibilities while gaining valuable hands-on experience in the field of composite materials.

Professional Development: CCM’s internships prioritize the growth of students by offering opportunities to build networks, develop relationships, and understand workplace norms.

The culmination of these experiences is the annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium in August, where approximately 25–30 students each year are encouraged to showcase their research, exchange ideas, and connect with professionals. CCM Internships offer a comprehensive journey into the world of composite materials, providing students with the skills, knowledge, and connections for future success.

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