CDM Smith in association with UNCF, have established a scholarship and summer internship program for undergraduate student (or student who are enrolled to start a Master's program in Fall 2014) who have a 3.0 graduate point average or better and who are majoring in a variety of engineering, science or construction disciplines. Some of these programs include environmental, chemical, civil, structural, geotechnical, electrical (power systems) and mechanical (HVAC, fire protection) engineering, as well as geology, geography, geoenvironmental, geographic information systems, hydrology, hydrogeology and construction management.
Program components include a minimum of 10 week summer internship, mentorship and academic scholarship for the ensuing academic year or first-year Master's program. Students will be selected by CDM Smith. The internship will consist of a summer work program that must start no later than June 16th, 2014 and run through at least August 15th, 2014. Selected students will have an opportunity to work on a number of engineering projects at a CDM Smith Office in the domestic United States. The key to this concept will be CDM Smith assignment of a mentor to each student participant. After the successful completion of the summer internship, participants will receive a $6,000 academic scholarship to help cover expenses for the next academic year.
Annual per-student award includes the $6,000 academic scholarship but also a paid internship, and up to $2,500 in living and housing reimbursement for students relocated beyond 50 miles of their home or school address. Students will intern at a CDM Smith office, based on the availability of appropriate CDM Smith assignments. Internship locations include, but are not limited to: Albany, NY; Cambridge, MA, Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Edison, NJ; Falls Church, VA; Irvine, CA; Orlando, FL; and Phoenix, AZ. Students must be flexible to work anywhere in the domestic United States to qualify.
Lastly, applicants will compete the content sections of the application. In addition, the candidates will submit the two recommendations, resume and transcript to secure a completed application.