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Research Campus Engineer Internship Summer 2024

University Recruiting - Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates - Internship/Coop - Research, University, Engineering - Other, Research, Other Careers Job ID 2023-13996 Primary Location: West Glocester, Rhode Island 01/30/2024
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Overview - External

FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

Sitting on over 1,500 acres in Western Rhode Island, The FM Global Research Campus is one of the world’s most innovative research and testing centers, including the Fire Technology Laboratory, which is the largest facility of its type. The research carried out in the Fire Technology Labs, Remote Test Site, where explosion tests are conducted and FM Approvals laboratories, help FM Global learn more about fire and explosion hazards. Our objective is to use these findings to increase technical knowledge and capabilities needed to provide state-of-the-art loss prevention solutions to FM Global and its customers.


The Research Engineering Internship provides a student with the opportunity to participate in Engineering and research projects throughout the campus supporting the campus and Approvals laboratories and systems that facilitate building, preparing, and conducting intermediate and large-scale fire, explosion tests, sprinkler, equipment testing and process automation system maintenance. While working under the supervision of a Research Engineer, this internship offers the student an opportunity to assist with and progress scientific and engineering projects by performing the following duties:

  • Intern will study under the mentorship of Senior Lead Research Engineer, at the FM Global Research Campus.
  • The internship focus will be on Research Capital and Expense projects, assisting the project manager in subcontractor monitoring, change order preparations, construction plan checking, submittal review, document control, quality control and safety monitoring.
  • The intern will assist in monitoring automation system performance and system/sub system documentation review and drawing modifications.
  • Intern will also at times study under the mentorship of Senior Research Scientist at our FM Global Research Office in Norwood Mass on a Sprinkler Event Detection project moving to proof of concept in the ADD lab.
  • Time sheets and reporting under Senior Lead Research Engineer, at the FM Global Research Campus, throughout the internship, but some travel to Norwood could be required.


  • Be enrolled and in a college or university and working towards a bachelor, or master’s degree in  engineering. Mechanical Engineering highly preferred but will consider relatable technical degree programs
  • It is beneficial if the candidate is skilled with AutoCAD, LabView, Microsoft Office Applications or similar (Word and Excel at a minimum), and adept with computer usage
  • The applicant must be willing and comfortable working outside and with their hands in seasonal conditions, as well as inside large fire testing laboratories which may be wet and sooty
  • It is desirable for the applicant to be familiar with hand tools and have some basic mechanical skills
  • The student must be a good communicator in a team environment and have a desire to learn new skills
  • The student must be able to provide his/her own transportation to and from campus

The hiring range for this position is $24.00- $30.00 per hour. The final salary offer will vary based on geographic location, individual education, skills, and experience.

FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.


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