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FM Global 2011 Internship in Loss Prevention Engineering and Research for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

FM Global’s research group, a scientific organization committed to property loss prevention, is pleased to announce the establishment of paid undergraduate and graduate internships in loss prevention engineering and research. Internship assignments are made on the basis of available study and may be for summer or semester periods. Study may be conducted either at the student’s institution or at our engineering and research facility located in Norwood, Massachusetts. On occasion, assignments may also be available at our Research Campus in West Glocester, Rhode Island.

Internship study is done with the involvement of FM Global’s internationally renowned loss prevention research scientists. Research areas include fire hazards and protection (focusing on fire protection systems, fire modeling, flammability, and reactivity;) structural hazards and response (focusing on structural response to highly transient loadings and natural hazards modeling;) risk, reliability, and failure prevention (focusing on risk & uncertainty analysis, loss statistics & operations research, equipment & system reliability, and corrosion resistance & damageability;) and, operational research (focusing on instrumentation & controls, as well as environment, health and safety needs) in support of our Research Campus . Tentative project subjects include: supporting explosion & fire tests at the Research Campus; auditing and developing safety procedures including hazardous energy control for the Research Campus; supporting instrumentation projects at the Research Campus; reliability engineering database and software development; support to storm surge atmospheric and oceanic models; hydrologic/GIS modeling for surface water simulation; and, compilation of a site response map for implementation in a GIS model of the USA.

Undergraduate intern candidates are expected to be either juniors or seniors in an engineering or science discipline. Graduate interns must be enrolled in either a masters or doctorate program in an engineering discipline. Primary consideration will be given to mechanical, chemical, electrical, civil, reliability, or fire protection engineering, as well as operations research, statistics/mathematics, or Earth & Planetary Sciences. Occasionally, other disciplines may be considered.

Interns not registered for advanced degrees will be offered the opportunity to study on a specific, well-defined project. Those studying towards a degree may have the opportunity to have their internship study contribute toward their degree requirements, in which case cooperation and collaboration between FM Global and the student’s institution is essential.

For further information contact Ms. Tiara Adducie at, or +1 401-415-1987.

FM Global
Engineering and Research Building
1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike
P.O. Box 9102 Norwood, MA 02062 USA
T: +1 (1)781 762 4300 F: +1 (1)781 255 4024