AISES: Forest Products Lab Virtual Internship

The Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), located in Madison, Wisconsin, is a national research laboratory focused on wood and paper product research within the USDA Forest Service. FPL conducts numerous experiments in the laboratory and the field related to the design, construction, and performance of timber buildings and bridges. Student interns will gain knowledge about engineered wood products and structures and their benefits as a renewable and sustainable construction material. Student interns will learn various aspects of engineering while performing data processing and data analysis for ongoing research efforts.

The Forest Products Laboratory is seeking an intern with a (civil, structural, transportation, mechanical) ENGINEERING-focused background. The ideal student candidate will be enrolled as a senior working toward an undergraduate degree or pursuing further graduate studies. Sophomores and juniors with appropriate academic and background will also be considered.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Forest Products Laboratory Internship will be completely virtual, allowing students to complete all internship work tasks and assignments from their home locations. The internship will be broken up into two two-week sessions with interns receiving $500 per week. One intern will be selected for each two-week session. The session dates are as follows:

Session 1: July 13-July 27
Session 2: July – August 7

Supplemental Questions
  1. Enter your AISES YM (Your Membership) ID. All applicants must be a current AISES members at the time of application deadline. To become a member, view Help Text for more information.
  2. Citizenship Status
  3. Please upload an updated copy of your most recent unofficial transcript that shows most recent grades and cumulative GPA. Please make sure all final grades from the previous term are listed in unofficial transcript. IMPORTANT - - Documents must be uploaded as a PDF, not a JPEG or photograph. Please save file with a name such as johndoetranscript.pdf - any other special characters may cause uploading difficulties. Your name and institution must be clearly visible and must contain grades as well as your overall cumulative GPA. If you have multiple pages or documents, scan them as one PDF document, then upload the single document. Do not send documents in the mail or via email. If you have questions or difficulties contact AISES.
  4. Upload enrollment documents and/or a copy of birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled American Indian or Alaska Native, member of an Indigenous group of Canada, a Native Hawaiian, or a Pacific Islander are acceptable. Applicants may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card
  5. Essay
    • Essay Prompt 1 (up to 300 words): Please explain your interest and motivation for applying for this internship.
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