Internships are Often the Key to Meaningful Employment

The faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at George Mason University prides itself in taking an active role placing its students in meaningful paid internship positions throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.  Typically engaged between the students’ junior and senior year, the faculty has successfully placed multiple students at companies such as Dewberry, Alliance Structural Engineers, Trident Space Systems, TTM Technologies and other quality firms.   That these highly successful companies seek our rising seniors is a tribute to caliber and dedication of our student body.  The Mechanical Engineering faculty is pleased to support this process through networking, resume review and counseling.  

Some Internship experiences:

Evan Pais - Enginuity Power Systems:

Assisted prototype development through 3D models and simulations in Autodesk Inventor. The schematics created helped interpret crucial design details from the entrepreneur to the engineers. The drawings also will potentially be used for future patents of the products created.


Tony Wang - Fannie Mae:

Developed automation testing suite functionalities in Gherkin using Selenium and Cucumber to support existing applications.  Increased code coverage of existing applications with JUnit and JMockit test cases.  Created a version of existing application using new stack components: Angular, RESTful API, and OracleDB


Kaitlyn Masiak - NASA LaRC 

Conducted structural and bolt shear load analysis on various 3D models with Creo. Developed a Model Systems Report to document the structural integrity of model.


Joseph Franke - Williams Notaro:

Drafted mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) system designs for commercial buildings. Surveyed MEP systems on job sites to obtain accurate existing conditions information. Performed heat load calculations with computer software. 


Greg Anderson – Northrup Grumman: 

Developed 3D models of mechanical systems and the integration of electrical systems in SolidWorks. Built various mechanical and electrical complex assemblies for a given project. Tested and fixed various circuit boards and other electrical systems.


Hameed Salah – Trident Space incorporated:
Designed basic 3D CAD models of both ground and space systems using SOLIDWORKS.  Designed and fabricated ground station dish assembly. Optimized satellite packing configuration in rocket. Modeled and analyzed finite element analysis simulations of lightweight vacuum chambers.


Avery Austin – TTM Technologies:

Restructured a clean room based on manufacturing metrics like track time and yield. Installed and verified a highly collimated light photo exposure system. Worked with an advanced optics system to establish a new procedure for measuring circuit board core’s line width and spacing.


Prateek Kumar - Advanced Technology Systems Company:

Created Department of defense architectural framework graphics for use in proposals. Provided third party logistics support to Robins Air Force Base. Created border security solution and communications network for a foreign military sales contract.