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About our Program

The traditional Education and Research Internship Program sponsored by the US ARMY Corps of Engineers and coordinated at the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez begins orientations every January.

For 10 weeks the student will receive a technical and scientific training in the different laboratories of the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). ERDC has seven research labs where our students may participate.

Descriptions of the seven labs are in the following links:

Positions available may include disciplines such as:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Surveying and Topography
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Geology
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Others


  • Wages based on federal government classification (Approximately $16.00-$29.00/hour depending on their merits)
  • Practice in an English speaking environment
  • Report writing
  • Air and ground transportation
  • Technical oral presentation
  • Tuition of 3 credits will be considered by the program (undergraduate research, graduate research, special problem)
  • Sightseeing and cultural experience
  • Training and experience
  • Research and professional practice
  • Access to the best research laboratories and ERDC computational resources