Clinical Engineering Internships:

Opportunities for International Students


A critical part of the education of university undergraduate students is a work experience related to their field of study. International students in biomedical engineering may not have the opportunity in their countries to have a learning experience in the area of clinical engineering. The University of Vermont’s (UVM) Technical Services Partnership has trained and employed UVM engineering interns since 1973 - the inception of its clinical engineering shared service. In 2006, a program was established to train biomedical engineering student interns Peru and Colombia. The internship is typically 15 weeks with four weeks of training and mentoring by our staff of clinical engineers and online course completion. Following an assessment of learning, the interns work on mentored projects or in the UVM Medical Center hospital performing equipment services. Over succeeding years, student interns have also come from Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Argentina, Spain, India, Dominican Republic, and China. They have gone on to careers in hospitals, universities, industry, and government in their countries. The internships have not only benefited the students but also the countries where they live. Contact Tobey Clark at for information.

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