Tallahassee high school student Cristyna Rhoads works on converting her gas-powered motorcycle to electric for her internship project.
The Magnet Lab offers internships for students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Facilitated by the labs Center for Integrating Research and Learning (CIRL), the program pairs Magnet Lab scientists with students from high school, college and technical programs in order for them to gain experience in subjects such as physics, chemistry, engineering, materials research/development, machining and biology.
There are two different internship opportunities: our Summer Internship, and our Academic Year Internship.
This is a paid internship that runs from June to August. The programs goals are to:
- Expose students to a scientific research working environment
- Provide students the opportunity to gain experience in the workforce as well as do cutting edge science
- Have students prepare an end-of-summer report on the work they did during their internship and how it contributed to the mentors research (poster is an option)
You must be 17 years of age or older in order to apply for the summer internship program.
Students must complete their online application by April 1; application submissions will be closed after this date. The complete application should include all required supporting documents (resume, goals statement and letters of recommendation).
The assistant director of CIRL will pair mentors and interns based on science and math course experience (for intern) and research interest. Once mentors and interns have been paired, each selected intern will be contacted to determine their acceptance. All accepted interns must turn in their paperwork no later than the May 1 before their internship is slated to begin (this includes OPS Express forms, I-9 forms, etc.). If the students have not completed their paperwork by the deadline, they will be considered an unpaid intern.
Academic Year Internship
This is an unpaid internship that runs during the academic year, from September to May. The programs goals are:
- Expose students to a scientific working environment
- Provide opportunities for students to fulfill their school in-service requirements
The application process for Spring semester begins December 2nd. Students must complete their online application for the spring semester no later than January 3rd. Because these internships are unpaid interns, no additional paperwork is required. Placement of students depends on mentor needs. Interns will be required to take the safety training and sign in on a daily basis.
For more information contact Jose Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 645-0033.