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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

The interns are to be available to work between May 22 - August 5, 2017.  Experience working with pre-college students in grades 4-12 is preferred, not required.  The application deadline is March 31, 2017. 2017

CMSE Summer Internship Program

Job Description

  • Teach and mentor students in both the Summer LEGO Robotics Camp and the SeaPerch Summer Camp
  • Prepare for and actively participate in all pre-camp training and weekly meetings
  • Meet/communicate regularly with Summer Camp Director
  • Teach mechanical design, construction, programming, problem solving, teamwork skills, propulsion, buoyancy, electricity (circuits), engineering research, and structures
  • Develop curriculum for Summer LEGO and SeaPerch Camps
  • Take primary responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of campers 
  • 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 campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities
  • Supervise and actively participate in all aspects of the campers’ day
  • Observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management

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 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 22 – August 5 • Available 8:00 am-5:00, Monday – Friday from May 22 – August 5 (hours subject to change prior to and during camp)
  • Employees will be required to stay later twice during preparation of the camp for parent meetings (Once in June and once in July – 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm)
  • 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 22 – August 5, 2017 / 30-40 hours per week

To apply, please go to the Application.

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
131 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