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In partnership with the American Council of Engineering Companies-New York (ACEC-NY), CUSP created an ongoing, sustainable relationship with New York engineering firms interested in hiring rising sophomores, juniors and seniors from The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science for summer internships. This experiential learning component complements an already rigorous engineering curriculum aimed to create a class of engineers better prepared to handle the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Applicants will select the top 3 firms where they would like to work for the summer. All eligible Scholars will be placed with the appropriate firms according to their credentials, preparation, and interests. This process may require an interview with the firms. Preference will be given to rising sophomores and juniors. Engineering firm placements vary each year.

The application for Summer 2014 and an updated firm list will be posted shortly. The deadline is TBD.


Download the application (Summer 2013) and follow the instructions therein.

Partners include:


Hazen and Sawyer provides environmental engineering services to public and private clients in the fields of water supply, treatment and distribution; wastewater collection and treatment; and storm water management. Founded in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has completed thousands of successful assignments, won scores of awards and earned the trust of some of the world's most demanding clients. The firm has 24 offices in the U.S. and Latin America and a multidisciplinary staff, many with leadership roles in professional organizations. In 2008, Engineering News Record ranked Hazen and Sawyer 17th of the top 500 design firms in the country in the area of water and 18th in the area of sewer/waste.

*This internship is best suited for earth and environmental and/or civil (non-structural) engineering students.

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Weidlinger Associates, Inc. has completed its fifth decade of leadership in structural and civil engineering and applied science applications. Since 1949, the firm has provided services to clients worldwide, both as prime designers and as key participants on A/E teams. Regional offices are located in key cities on both coasts. The firmÕs four main divisions, Structures, Transportation, Applied Science and the Hart/Weidlinger Group share information. Their interaction contributes to the success of the firm as a whole. Weidlinger Associates has received numerous awards and recognition for technical excellence, creative design and scientific achievements.

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Gannett Fleming has evolved from a three-person firm in 1915 to currently employing more than 1,900 highly qualified, dedicated individuals that provide an array of services in the transportation, water/wastewater, facilities, environmental, and information technology disciplines. With more than 50 offices throughout the United States and Canada, they provide consulting engineering, planning, and construction management services in almost every geographical area. Gannett Fleming has completed thousands of assignments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and more than 50 countries.

Disciplines of Practice: Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Architecture, Construction Management, Planning, Information Technology, Vertical Transportation, Facilities Management, Environmental Science and site remediation in the Infrastructure and Building Industry (transportation, transit, water/wastewater, facilities)

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