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Research Lab Intern

Research - Research Engineer, Research Job ID 2022-12548 Primary Location: West Glocester, Rhode Island 03/03/2023
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FM Global is one of the world's largest commercial property insurance and risk management firms. Currently ranked among the Fortune 500 list of Americas largest companies and we operate in over 100 countries. Clients benefit from our superior financial strength, policy coverage, risk management skills and extensive expertise in loss prevention through our engineering and research. FM Global focuses on our client's business needs, reduce their risk, and be there before, during, and after a loss as an ally in resilience. We offer our employees a wide range of benefits including tuition reimbursement, 401 (k), pension, flexible schedules and so much more! FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.

About FM Global’s Research Campus:

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 and the Remote Test Site, where explosion tests are conducted, 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 loss prevention solutions to FM Global and its customers.


The Research Lab Internship provides a student with the opportunity to participate in building, preparing, and conducting intermediate and large-scale fire and explosion tests. 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:

  • Assisting in:
    • Design and assembly of various fire and large-scale explosion test apparatuses
    • Conductance of fire and explosion tests
    • Setup, checkout and use of various instruments or equipment used in fire and explosion testing
    • Acquisition of test data and the documentation of test conditions
    • Maintenance and upgrade of lab equipment and infrastructure


  • Current enrollment in a college or university and working towards a 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) preferred
  • 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 desired
  • Good communication and collaboration skills and a desire to learn new skills
  • Must be able to provide his/her own transportation to and from campus

The hiring range for this position is $22.00 to $25.00 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.

Please note that full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with FM Global in the U.S. and a condition of FM Global office entry in Canada. Further, all FM Global visitors, including external candidates interviewing onsite for open positions, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination. 

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