Engineering Marine/Materials Intern (Summer 2020)

  • Battelle
  • Ponce Inlet, Florida, USA
  • Sep 16, 2019
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Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow. 

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place. 


We are currently seeking an Engineering Marine/Materials Intern for Summer Semester 2020. This position is located at the Florida Materials Research Facility in Ponce Inlet, FL. 

The site feature roughly 3-acres of beachfront exposure areas and 3-acres of field space along the Intracoastal waterway to allow for marine submergence and product testing. As an outside laboratory, this work requires roughly a 50/50 time split between field work and office duties. Candidates should be prepared for physical lifting, hot and cold temperatures, heavy exposure to sunlight, exposure to rain, and native flora/fauna. Candidates MUST have the ability to swim and be willing to perform in-water evaluations as needed.   

  • Supporting team members in developing and maintaining test apparatus, subsystems and/or components throughout test lifecycles
  • Gaining hands-on experience through assembly and testing work at the facility
  • Communicating results and progress using written and oral communication to the project team
  • Participating in other facets of product development such as concept generation, prototyping, analysis, etc. as much as project workload and the candidate’s abilities allow 
  • Sophomore standing or higher in a B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or related curriculum and currently enrolled in an ABET-accredited university
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Experience with design, analysis, testing, and fabrication of mechanical and electro-mechanical components and systems
  • Working understanding of materials interactions and basic corrosion knowledge
  • Experience with standard lab equipment such as voltmeters, function generators, data loggers, etc.
  • Experience working in a lab environment, including preparing, conducting, and documenting tests
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative to be a self-starter with a desire to learn that extends beyond the classroom
  • Proven ability to successfully work independently or as part of a larger team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software 
  • Previous internship or work experience in the engineering discipline is preferred
  • Experience/desire to interact with the marine environment/marine species
  • Basic knowledge of marine equipment, pumping systems, AC and DC electrical systems 

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department. 


Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to  race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. 

Experience level of the applicant we want

Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School