SyracuseCoE invites applications from its industry Partners for funding available through the 2017 Summer Industry Collaboration Internship Program. The program provides up to $3,000 to support a portion of costs for a paid internship for student who will be engaged in work at SyracuseCoE Partner firms related to indoor environmental quality (IEQ), high performance/green building, clean and renewable energy, and water resources. In addition to increasing the technical skills of students who are pursuing degrees in science, engineering, and architecture, program goals include increased post-graduation student retention in the Central Upstate region and the establishment of valuable relationships between college students and local firms. To date, 31 companies and 93 students have participated in this program, which is supported by annual fees paid by companies that participate in the SyracuseCoE Partner Program.
Applicant firms must be current members of the 2017 SyracuseCoE Partner Program, offer students pre-professional or academically relevant experiences with no more than 20% of intern’s time spent on routine office/factory work, and offer a wage that meets Federal minimum wage standards and is consistent with company wage structure for similar internships.
For 2017, Partner companies do not need to pre-select a student intern for this program. The review of companies’ internship applications will be primarily based on the proposed scope of work for the intern. After notification of award from SyracuseCoE, companies must submit the name of the selected student intern by May 16, 2017.
Syracuse University’s CASE Co-op Program may be able to administer the payroll portion of student salaries for Syracuse University students. Information will be provided to companies on request.
How to Apply
Please fill out the online application below. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.
Applications will be reviewed using the following selection criteria. Please address these points in your project description.
- Project fits with SyracuseCoE focus areas (Please note if proposed project is a follow-on to a previous SyracuseCoE-supported project.)
- Student work will be complex and meaningful
- Project will allow the company to grow and contribute to the local economy
Number of Internships
For 2017, SyracuseCoE intends to fund up to 8 summer internships at Partner firms, with each commitment providing up to $3,000 per company.
- Selected students must be enrolled in a part- or full-time degree program at an accredited college or university.
- SyracuseCoE internship support will pay wages only.
- Employer must assume all other costs of employment, including but not limited to, payroll taxes, worker’s compensation, insurance, etc.
- Employer must send invoices for student’s wages to SyracuseCoE, including payroll records (e.g. signed timesheets) documenting hours worked. Final invoices must be received no later than August 31, 2017.
- Employer must identify and provide a mentor for the intern with a commitment to meet with them for at least one hour weekly.
- Interns cannot be self-employed, employed or supervised by a family member, or employed by a lobbying organization.
- Interns will be invited to SyracuseCoE networking events during the summer, and they must develop and present an end-of-summer poster showcasing the project(s) on which he/she worked. Event dates will be announced in May 2016.
- Employers must provide interns and SyracuseCoE with a written evaluation of the intern’s performance. Final payment to hosting company is contingent on proper submittal of this evaluation.
- Employers will be asked whether they intend to hire the intern at the end of the summer or in the future.
For any questions contact: Tamara Rosanio, Syracuse Center of Excellence, email@example.com, 315-430-8284.
The Industry Collaboration Internship program is made possible with support from SyracuseCoE Partner Program members.