Internships & Research

Internships

Carroll College's location in opportunity-rich Montana and in the state capital of Helena gives engineering students unique and plentiful opportunities for local internships.

Students normally spend summers at private consulting firms or government agencies as engineering interns, and many continue their employment on a part-time basis during the school year. These internships usually include assisting professional engineers and are a mix of outdoor field work and indoor office duties.

Several of our faculty members are registered professional engineers who also work part-time for local consulting firms. Consequently, they are continually engaged in professional engineering practice and they have contacts in the local community that often lead to internship opportunities for students.

Some of the companies and organizations that students have worked for as interns include:

ARES Corporation
Barry Damschen Consulting
CDM, Inc.
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Engineers and Constructors
Federal Highways Administration
Great West Engineering
Helena Sand and Gravel Company
HKM Engineering
Huitt-Zollars Engineering
Hydrometrics, Inc.
Interstate Engineering
Kiewit Corporation

Lockheed Martin

Lydig Construction
Montana Dept. of Fish Wildlife & Parks
Montana Department of Transportation
Morrison and Maierle, Inc.
Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.
Robert Peccia and Associates
Stahly Engineering & Associates
Stewart Environmental Engineering
United States Forest Service
Utility Mapping Services, Inc.
Wilder Construction Company
WWC Engineering

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research opportunities are available to students through a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation called "Research Experience for Undergraduates" (REU). The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students at major universities. Students typically stay on campus at the sponsoring university throughout the summer and receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

Recent REU projects undertaken by Carroll students include the study of structures at the University of Washington, optics and lasers at Colorado State University, robotics and artificial intelligence at University of Oklahoma, and aerospace at the University of Minnesota.

Students also have the opportunity to present and discuss their research at Carroll's annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival, SURF.