CDME Internship Model Offers Positive Lessons

Posted: July 12, 2017

The Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence participated in a co-located internship program funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and managed by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute. The reported outcomes reach beyond the program, with positive impacts for both advanced manufacturing firms, students and staff mentors. The report outlines how the CDME internship model can be implemented at other industry-facing research centers at Ohio State and other higher education institutions to better serve industry.

In a report prepared by OMI, the CDME model supported the Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops program to allow co-located interns to gain hands-on experience in advanced manufacturing by working with university and industry mentors on "real-world advanced manufacturing projects with defined goals, timelines and deliverables."

To read the analysis and learn more about the benefits of adopting this model to student internships, click here.