Strategic Internships in Rail

The Strategic Internships in Railroads (SIR) partner program for interested rail industry companies began in 2012. The companies currently particiating in the SIR program are listed below.



The mission of the SIR program is to create continuous and consistent internship opportunities that introduce RTP students to the rail industry environment and promotes the value of RTP students to rail industry companies. Through their work, the interns should actively contribute to advance the company objectives and goals.

Participating companies commit to hiring at least one student from Michigan Tech annually for an internship/co-op position for a minimum of three consecutive months. Additional or long,r duration internships/co-ops may be offered by the company, as desired. The student selection will be made by the partnering company. If desired, RTP offers assistance with identifying potential candidates.  Click on the Past SIR Organizations and Interns link on the right to see the list of companies and interns for 2015 and previous years.  

If a company decides to join the SIR partner program, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the partnering company and the RTP will be signed. The MOU is valid for an academic year and will be automatically renewed for the following academic year unless a written statement by either party is delivered to end the partnership.

The partner company name and selected intern will be recognized on the Rail Transportation Program website annually.  At the end of the year, the RTP will summarize the progress of the program in its Annual Report and provide a copy to the partnering company for review.  Additional information on the program status may be requested from the Director of the RTP.


Rail Transportation Program
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI. 49931-1295
Phone: 1-906-487-3547
Fax: 1-906-487-2943
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