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CMSE Summer Internship Program

CMSE is currently accepting applications for the CMSE Summer Internship Program.  CMSE will hire 4-6 undergraduate students to work for its summer pre-college programs which include; 

  • SeaPerch
  • Summer LEGO Robotics Camp
  • ESTEEM SER-Quest/GEAR UP
  • SPICE
  • Bridge Summer Program

The interns are to be available to work between May 29- August 1, 2018.  Experience working with pre-college students in grades 4-12 is preferred, not required.  Experience working with pre-freshmen students is preferred, not required.  The application deadline is April 23, 2018

Job Description

The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering (CMSE) is currently accepting applications for the CMSE Summer Internship Program.  The application deadline is April 23, 2018.  CMSE will hire 8-10 undergraduate students to work for its summer pre-college/pre-freshman programs which include:
*SeaPerch
*Summer LEGO Robotics Camp
*ESTEEM SER-Quest/GEAR UP
*SPICE
*Summer Bridge Program
 
The interns are to be available to work between May 29- August 1, 2018.  Experience working with pre-college students in grades 4-12 is preferred, not required.  Experience working with pre-freshmen students is preferred, not required.  
  • *Teach and mentor students in the Bridge Summer Program, the ESTEEM SER-Quest/GEAR UP Summer Program, Summer LEGO Robotics Camp, the SeaPerch Summer Camp, and SPICE Camp
  • *Assist in the development of daily workshops and other activities
  • *Prepare for and actively participate in all pre-camp training and weekly meetings
  • *Meet/communicate weekly with Summer Program Camp Directors
  • *Teach mechanical design, construction, programming, problem solving, teamwork skills, propulsion, buoyancy, electricity (circuits), engineering research, and structures
  • *Develop curriculum for Summer LEGO SPICE, and SeaPerch Camps
  • *Live in on-campus housing with students in ESTEEM SER-Quest and the Bridge Summer Program
  • *Take primary responsibility for the health, well-being of students 
  • *Recognize and respond to opportunities for group problem solving
  • *Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success while at camp
  • *Set a good example for campers in all areas, including cleanliness, punctuality, clean-up chores, rules, and sportsmanship
  • *Guide students in participating successfully in all aspects of program activities
  • *Supervise and actively participate in all aspects of the summer camps and programs

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience working with elementary and middle school
  • Experience using LEGO MindStorm and SeaPerch preferred and not required
  • Ability to teach and lead workshops which focus on programming, team building, electricity, propulsion, structures, buoyancy, and other science, engineering, technology, and math concepts
  • Excellent character, integrity, flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels 
  • The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
  • Pass a MD State run background check • Completed one year of college, at least 18 years of age
  • Current undergraduate student majoring in engineering, science, mathematics
  • Need to be available for all training and program activities May 29-August 1• Available 8:00 am-5:00, Monday – Friday from May 21 – August 1 (hours subject to change prior to and during camp)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (ability to work with others, be a part of a team)
  • Flexibile (things change and the employee must be able to make that change)
  • Current undergraduate student in engineering, science, technology or mathematics.
  • Application Deadline: For Best Consideration, apply by March 31, 2017
  • Employment Dates: May 29 – August 1, 2018 / 30-40 hours per week, evening and weekend work required

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The Engineering Co-op & Career Services office helps students find co-op, internship, and summer engineering positions. Students participating in these programs gain professional work experience, earn a competitive salary, make invaluable networking contacts, integrate classroom theory into practice, and confirm their career choices. In conjunction with the campus Career Center, we also assist students in finding post-graduate positions. Our services for students include: on-line job listings and interviews, employer presentations, walk-in career advising, resume critiques, mock interviews, career development workshops, an electronic newsletter, and career fairs. For more information, contact us at:

Engineering Co-op & Career Services
1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-3863
Fax: 301-314-9867
Email: co-op@eng.umd.edu