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RESTART Internship Program 


The objective of the Retired Engineers, Scientist, Technicians, Administrators, Researchers, and Teachers (RESTART) Internship Program is to help Michigan businesses move towards a low carbon future through energy waste reduction (EWR) and sustainability.  For purposes of this program energy waste reduction means energy efficiency, load management, and energy conservation, and sustainability means pollution prevention, recycling, and source reduce.  The Program partners with Michigan universities and colleges with accredited undergraduate engineering programs to recruit and place junior and senior class engineering students in an eligible business. 


The RESTART internship program provides students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and knowledge outside the classroom.  Internships are normally three-months during the summer, and students are compensated according to their class standing. 



Student Eligibility: 


The student must be junior and senior class engineering students of good standing and enrolled at a participating Michigan university or college with accredited undergraduate chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, or manufacturing engineering programs.  They must submit a resume and an official transcript before the deadline.  Students will be selected through a competitive interviewing process.


Student Requirements: 


The student must be willing to enter into a contract agreement with RESTART prior their placement at a worksite in early 2023, agree to work up to 40 hours per week, agree to implement the RESTART activity identified in their agreement, and forward bi-weekly electronic updates to RESTART staff.  Students will be trained in RESTART program principles and required to attend an orientation hosted by RESTART located at Lawrence Technological University located in Southfield Michigan prior to work placement.  The orientation is designed to explain program requirements, deliverables, and other program expectations.  Interns will be supported by RESTART staff to ensure successful integration of the RESTART principles.


Student Compensation:  


The RESTART Internship Program will compensate selected RESTART interns with a salary to implement the RESTART activity identified in their agreement with the eligible business, reimburse them for safety equipment purchases, appropriate work-related expenses, and for a medical insurance policy offered through their university (limited to an amount that will be determined).  

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