High School Career Internship Program June 22-26

Civil and Environmental Engineers go to work every day, shaping the future of our cities and protecting the environment. Now, more than ever, our workforce is in dire need of civil and environmental engineers to tackle critical infrastructure and sustainability problems associated with urbanization, overpopulation, water scarcity, global warming, and our ever-growing energy needs. Civil and Environmental Engineers are also responsible for preparing our society’s response to natural and human-made hazards to prevent them from becoming disasters. They serve as designers of urban infrastructure, disaster managers, and responders on the frontline when disasters do occur. In this one-week internship, rising 11th and 12th grade high school students with a strong interest in science and math will be introduced to ongoing research activities conducted at the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department of the University of Michigan. Through research, we develop strategies to better prepare us for the next earthquake, hurricane, waterborn disease outbreak, or terrorist attack. Students will work with CEE graduate students and faculty to get a “flavor” of the innovative solutions that are being investigated to address some of America’s greatest threats. Join this program to better understand how civil and environmental engineers save thousands of lives every day.

  • Eligibility: The Civil and Environmental Engineering High School Career Internship Program is available to rising 11th and 12th grade high school students, attending Washtenaw International High School.  Academically high-achieving students with a strong interest in science and math will fit in well. You must be available to attend each day of the program from 9 am to 4 pm.  
  • Deadline of application:  Turn in a completed and signed application form to Ms. Persells by March 16, 2015.  
  • Admission decision:  We will let you know if you are accepted into the program by April 1, 2015.  
  • Acceptance decision:  You will need to confirm your participation by April 15, 2015 (earlier confirmations are appreciated so we can inform students on the waitlist if a slot may open up).
  • Practical program information:  Will be provided to students accepted into the program by June 1, 2015. 
  • Certificate of Completion: Students will be provided with a certificate of completion outlining the hours spent in the program. 
  • Contact Angela Jeon at angelsoy@umich.edu if you have any questions

Please click here to fill out the application form.

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