Bowden Manufacturing Internships

Internship/Co-Op Program Overview

Mechanical Engineering Students typically picture their future as an opportunity 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 lacking is 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:  Hit the Apply Now button and upload your resume, optional cover letter, and complete the simple form.

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 is a benefit to any student interested in Engineering.

Step 3:  A second interview follows in jeans and a t-shirt that's ok to get dirty, as we get you running a few machines to get a realistic idea of how it will feel to be in our shop working with our Team.

Application Form

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.