P2 Intern Program – students

Are you looking for a career that matches engineering with sustainability? The P2 Intern Program can help you practice your skills, build your resume, and earn an income while your finishing your degree.

The P2 Intern Program is recruiting the best Missouri engineering students for 2014 summer internships or eight month, combined summer and semester co-ops.

P2 Intern eligibility requirements

  • Students must have already completed, or currently be enrolled in CV ENG 4285 Pollution Prevention: Applied Engineering and Sustainable Business Practices offered through MIZZOU ONLINE.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited engineering or science program at a U.S. college or university.
  • Applicants must have at least junior standing by the start of the summer internship or semester long co-op.
  • Applicants must have completed General Chemistry I, Calculus III, Engineering Thermodynamics and University Physics II, prerequisites to the online course.

Application process

  1. Enroll in CV ENG 4285 Pollution Prevention: Applied Engineering and Sustainable Business Practices.
  2. Complete the P2 student application. Applications must be accompanies by resume, transcripts and recommendations.
  3. Selected applicants will be invited to interview in Columbia, Missouri. Some interviews may be scheduled with SKYPE.

When do I begin to apply?

Begin your application process as soon as you start CV ENG 4285 Pollution Prevention: Applied Engineering and Sustainable Business Practices. Since we contract our services to organizations year-round, there is always an opportunity to be placed as a P2 Intern.

For more information contact:

Marie Steinwachs
573-882-5011 or moeac@missouri.edu

Internship benefits

  • Gain experience and professional contacts in an industrial setting.
  • Improve project management skills.
  • Learn and improve communication and presentation skills.
  • Enhance your resume.
  • Make a real difference in the environment.

Featured P2 Intern success story

P2 intern Koketso Makhafola at Kraft Foods in Kirksville.

P2 intern Koketso Makhafola at Kraft Foods in Kirksville.

During his summer 2012 P2 internship, Koketso Makhafola (pictured right) identified boiler and refrigeration efficiencies that could result in more than $100,000 in annual savings for Kraft Foods in Kirksville.

“I was a little overwhelmed when I first got on site,” says chemical engineering major Makhafola. “Then I remembered the project steps outlined in the course. I knew then I needed to start with a facility walk-through. The whole course was basically a step-by-step recipe for how to succeed at the internship.”

FAQ

When do the internships and co-ops start and how long do they last?
P2 internships and co-ops can start in the summer, fall or spring and last anywhere from ten weeks to eight months.

What types of work will I do?
In the past, interns have conducted studies and cost analyses for improvements in lighting, heat recovery, boilers, compressors, furnaces, water and wastewater treatment, process efficiencies, and materials substitution.

What is the structure of the internship/co-op?
Interns work for the company and report to a company supervisor. Throughout the project, interns will have support from the P2 Program faculty and staff. Working with management and employees, the intern will compare the feasibility, costs and benefits of various pollution prevention options. Interns will provide the company and P2 Program with a final report and presentation that documents the process, findings and recommendations.

For businesses and organizations

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