Ph.D. in Wind Science & Engineering
Internship Policies and Procedures
A summer internship at a national laboratory, private industry, research institution,
or governmental agency is an integral part of the Wind Science and Engineering Ph.D.
- Doctoral advisory committee members will make contact with external organizations based
on the student's area of research. The goal is to make internship beneficial to both
the sponsor and the intern.
- Students are also encouraged to make their own contacts to various internship institutions.
Ultimately, the student makes his or her internship arrangements for logistics and
scope of work.
- The Internship is for one summer (12 weeks) but can be extended into long semester.
- Interns are funded based on stipend/salary provided by the host organization and cost
of off-site living.
- Students must be registered for 6 credit hours in Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) 5031
under his/her advisory committee chair.
- Students shall provide committee chair and the program coordinator with a signed letter
stating his/her objective/aspiration for the internship and an agreement with a host
organization on the duration.
With regard to internship requirements for IS 5031 (6 hours) registration, we require
- A 1-page update at 4 weeks (includes any changes to original goal and objectives)
submitted to the committee chair.
- A 1-page update at 8 weeks submitted to the committee chair.
- A final report (10-20 pages) due on the day of completion of internship.
- A presentation to all NWI faculty and students upon return to TTU (usually in the
form of a NWI Weekly Seminar).
All reports go to the committee chair who will assign the grade for IS 5031. The internship
is designed to give the candidates outside experience, and it may or may not be directly
related to dissertation.