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Research Campus Engineering Intern

Apply Now Job ID 2019-9167 Date posted 10/23/2019

Overview - External

Summer 2020 internship located in West Glocester, RI.

Sitting on over 1,600 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, 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 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.


  • Currently enrolled and in a college or university and working towards bachelor, or master’s degree in science, engineering, or technology
  • Skills with AutoCAD, LabView, Microsoft Office Applications or similar (Word and Excel at a minimum), and adept with computer usage beneficial
  • 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
  • Familiarity with hand tools and have some basic mechanical skills desirable
  • Good communication skills in a team environment and a desire to learn new skills
  • Must be able to provide his/her own transportation to and from campus
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