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Get Your Hands Dirty and Learn How to Make Stuff


Mechanical Engineering Students want to design really cool products to do two things: help save the planet and make a bunch of money!

Unfortunately, to achieve that goal, a big area is often overlooked: the fundamentals of how to make stuff.

That’s were the Bowden Internship & Co-Op Program comes in. We get students busy making stuff, so they can develop strong fundamentals in manufacturing and learn the end-to-end process of going from drawing to production.

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Three Simple Steps to Apply

Step 1

Use the form below to let us know more about you, send us your resume, and upload an optional cover letter.

Step 2

We’ll contact you to schedule an initial tour & interview session in typical business attire. We want you to see our shop floor and the tour/interview process allows us to assess your machining skill set.

Step 3

 A second interview follows in work clothes, so you can work on the shop floor to demonstrate your skills and get a better idea of how you’ll fit in with our Team.

We are now accepting applications for fall 2023

Criteria to Apply

Major(s):  All Engineering Majors are welcome to apply (Mechanical Engineering  preferred).

GPA Desired:  3.0 + on a 4.0 scale.

Compensation:  Paid position starting at $13.00/hr.

Start Dates:  Resumes are accepted anytime.  Typical slots are by semester – January (Spring semester), May/June (Summer semester) and August/September (Fall semester). Actual start dates are flexible based on the educational institution’s academic calendar.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors.
  • Must be a US Citizen (due to our Department of Defense projects).
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs and stand upright for a period of up to 4 hours.
  • Ability to work in up to 90F conditions in shop floor environment during the summer season.
  • Leadership experience or involvement in extracurricular activities is preferred.
  • Reliable mode of transportation is preferred.

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