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.

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    “The Mayagüez campus of the University of Puerto Rico is an educational entity with a mix and multicultural heritage focused on students with a desire to obtain a solid academic preparation, which this campus offers with both udergraduate as well as graduate studies, to better prepare themselves for the challenges that lay ahead of them in their professional lives. This campus is ideal for students with an enthusiasm and desire to better themselves in their knowledge and skills to become successful professionals.”

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    “The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) helps solve our nation’s most challenging problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and our Nation’s public good. Our vision is to become the world’s premier public engineering and environmental sciences research and development organization.”

Available positions 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