Intern – Surface Engineering


  • Degree program or area of focus: materials engineering, mechanical engineering, and other related programs with knowledge of materials processing
  • At a minimum, the candidate must have partially completed a scientific or engineering degree (at least two years of academic credit) and must be a student or recent graduate of a CCAM member university
  • Skills: CAD experience (NX, SolidWorks, Creo, etc.), mechanical ability (hand and power tools), programming experience (MATLAB, Python, LabVIEW)
  • Additional skills: Metallography (sample preparation, polishing, microscopy), Materials characterization (mechanical, structural, topographical), ABB robotics programming
  • This position requires access to technology or intellectual property that is subject to export control requirements. Candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license.

The Surface Engineering Intern will support CCAM’s research programs, helping to ensure that they are delivered on time and on budget to a high standard of quality. In this position you will support new and ongoing thermal spray-coating process development by designing fixtures for thermal spray parts, robotics programming, surface preparation and coatings characterization.  Thermal spray is a multifaceted inorganic coating applications method; requiring an understanding of general, mechanical, materials, physical and electrical phenomena. The Surface Engineering Group operates in fast paced technical work environment perfect for multidisciplinary candidates looking to challenge themselves.

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing is looking for interns who are intrigued by its mission and who desire to make contributions to programs and teams focused on high-technology manufacturing activities and high-value manufacturing systems. This will require the interns to have:

  • A genuine enthusiasm for the development and application of scientific principles, engineering methods, and technology to manufacturing in industry
  • The ability to quickly grasp key concepts needed to attack difficult engineering and manufacturing problems
  • A positive, team-first attitude
  • The ability to work independently towards an established goal without continuous oversight or assistance

The CCAM Intern Program runs concurrently with the semester schedule of our member universities. Openings will be available for a minimum of 12 – 14-week term at CCAM’s research center during fall, spring or summer academic semesters. Fall and Spring interns may work 25 – 40 hours per week (must be available for a minimum of 25 hours per week). Summer interns work 40 hours per week. Currently, CCAM only accepts applicants either attending or recently graduated from CCAM’s member universities.


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to The subject line should reference the position the applicant is applying for.  For further information, please visit the CCAM website at

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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