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Heller Industries Scholar Program

The Heller Industries Scholar Program is an industrial partnership for ME SUGS students that will provide a paid summer internship at Heller Industries plus two semesters of full financial support via a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) position.

Students with an interest in manufacturing, manufacturing technologies (e.g soldering processes), and materials are especially encouraged to apply. One award will be offered during the 2022-2023 academic year.
 

Program Details

Summer Internship

The internship with Heller Industries will begin in May or early June of 2022 and last 12-14 weeks. The selected student will play a role in the mechanical design and analysis of thermal process equipment for electronics and semiconductor manufacturing, as detailed in the position description.
 
This is an in-person internship. Initial training and assignment will be in Florham, NJ. If COVID travel restrictions are lifted, then the selected student will travel to either Shanghai, China or Suwon, South Korea for a portion of the internship. Heller Industries will cover the cost of travel and accommodations.
 
Compensation is $29 per hour.
 

Fall and Winter GSI Position

In Fall 2022 and Winter 2023, the scholar will have a 50% GSI appointment in a ME design course, MECHENG 450. This appointment carries an average weekly work expectation of 20 hours a week. Compensation for this employment includes: 
  • 100% tuition waiver for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 
  • Health and dental insurance from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023
  • A monthly stipend of at least $2,899.50 from September 2022 through April 2023

To Apply

Eligible students must:
  • Submit an application to the ME SUGS program. Please note that careful consideration will be given to the free response in the “Activities Information” section on page 6 of the ME SUGS application.
  • Have experience with SolidWorks (or equivalent), 
  • Have an understanding of mechanical design including GD&T, structural, and thermal analysis,
  • have developed an understanding of machining and fabrication as it relates to mechanical design, 
  • Be willing and able to travel, including internationally (China and/or South Korea; pending resolution of the pandemic),
  • Submit an application for the Heller Industries position using this form.

Application Deadline

January 15, 2022

Decision Timeline

The ME department expects to make a decision on the selection of the Heller Industries Scholar by March 30, 2022.
 

Stoneridge Inc. Scholars Program

The Scholar Program is an industrial partnership for SUGS students that will provide a paid summer internship at Stoneridge, Inc. plus two semesters of full financial support via a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) position.
 
Two awards will be offered during the 2022-2023 academic year. See below for details about the two positions below. You are welcome to apply for both positions, but please note that there are separate applications for each position.

Application Deadlines

January 15, 2022

Decision Timeline

The ME department expects to make a decision on the selection of the Stoneridge Scholars by March 30, 2022. 
 

Position #1: Mechatronic Actuator Product Development Summer Intern

Students with an interest in mechanical design are especially encouraged to apply. 
 

Summer Internship

The internship with Stoneridge, Inc. will begin in May or early June of 2022 and last 12-14 weeks. Compensation is $29 per hour. The selected student will play a role in designing mechatronic actuators for automotive drivelines, as detailed in the position description. Click here to view the position description.
 
This is an in-person internship located in Novi, Michigan. The selected student will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodations.
 

Fall and Winter GSI Position

In Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 the scholar will have a 50% GSI appointment in a ME design course, MECHENG 450. This appointment carries an average weekly work expectation of 20 hours a week. Compensation for this employment includes: 
  • 100% tuition waiver for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023
  • Health and dental insurance from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023
  • A monthly stipend of at least $2,899.50 from September 2022 through April 2023
 

To Apply

Eligible students must:

Position #2: Camera System Product Development Summer Intern

Students with an interest in algorithm development are especially encouraged to apply. 
 

Summer Internship

The internship with Stoneridge, Inc. will begin in May or early June of 2022 and last 12-14 weeks. Compensation is $29 per hour. The selected student will play a role in developing features for an onboard camera system, as detailed in the position description. Click here to view the position description.
 
This is an in-person internship located in Novi, Michigan. The selected student will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodations.
 

Fall and Winter GSI Position

In Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 the scholar will have a 50% GSI appointment in a ME design course, MECHENG 450. This appointment carries an average weekly work expectation of 20 hours a week. Compensation for this employment includes: 
  • 100% tuition waiver for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023
  • Health and dental insurance from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023
  • A monthly stipend of at least $2,899.50 from September 2022 through April 2023
 

To Apply

Eligible students must: