Rose-Hulman Ventures, a program of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers students the best engineering professional practice experience possible within an academic program. That means hands-on projects in collaboration with real clients where outcomes are both educational to students and value add to companies. This unique combination creates career opportunities for new graduates and the development of innovative solutions for technology companies. We are located on a 180-acre Certified Technology Park in a state-of-the-art 35,000 square-foot facility on the south campus of Rose-Hulman.
A company with a scope of work requiring activities including design, prototyping, testing and process improvement is a great candidate. Since RHV’s inception, student interns have advanced the commercialization of technology for companies enabling them to launch new products or penetrate new markets. More about our clients
Companies leverage Rose-Hulman Ventures in the following ways:
Rose-Hulman Ventures is like few other employment opportunities on campus. You need to apply for an internship at Ventures as you would apply for most off-campus employment opportunities. You need to get to know us, give us the opportunity to know you, and be patient. Do that by submitting your resume and visiting our booth at the career fair. Only then will we know your capabilities and if you are a good match as new clients and projects begin. This is not work-study or senior projects. There is not a list of projects ready to launch just waiting for manpower. Ventures runs as a business and hires as needs arise. Each newly funded project has its own needs, so if you don’t get hired immediately, be patient, and stay connected.
We’re ready to begin anytime. Projects are not limited by an academic calendar. Once the project requirements are defined, agreements signed, and student interns are hired the project is off and running.
RHV interns gain a strategic advantage over other engineering students. RHV becomes, if you will, the last mile of their educational experience where interns are afforded an opportunity to operate in a professional mode prior to graduation, but in conjunction with their academic studies. Interns gain the skills and experience to launch their careers knowing that they are well prepared for any engineering challenge. Seniors report this experience makes a difference between an offer for an entry-level engineering position and an offer for a higher-level position with more responsibility and compensation. Read about student experiences in their own words.
Over 120 companies have trusted Rose-Hulman Ventures with the technical development of its products and services. During this period we provided 2,325 internship opportunities (757 students) ranging from the technical development of medical devices to analytical instrumentation. Success stories.
The services we offer focus on concept generation,prototyping, design, or testing. We provide expertise from any combination of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's academic programs. Fees are based on the scope of work required to complete the project work.
The Lilly Endowment recognized a need to nurture the opportunities for education and innovation in Indiana and awarded a $30 million grant to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1999 to establish Rose-Hulman Ventures. The Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology a $24.9 million grant in 2002 to build upon the success of programs at Rose-Hulman Ventures and to expand the educational and professional practice experiences for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students and faculty.