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Student Practicum Program

II-VI Marlow offers a practicum for Dallas-area high school students. In the practicum program, students receive a paid internship, professional mentorship and $500 scholarship.

Students will also satisfy the work requirement to apply for the II-VI Incorporated Foundation Scholarship, an award of up to $10,000 per year. The foundation is open to students of diverse background who plan to study engineering, maintain a 2.5 GPA through college and complete 600 hours of relevant work experience. The maximum award for this scholarship is limited to four years and totals $40,000.

In coordination with school counselors, students prepare résumés and interview for available job openings. The selected students will work full-time during the summer of their junior year and part-time during their senior year under the supervision of a professional mentor.

Applicant’s general timeline



Job descriptions submitted to schools


Assembly presentations at schools


Students sign up for interview

April 1

Interviews conducted at Marlow Industries

April/May 1

Students selected


Juniors begin full-time work (summer)


Seniors continue part-time work (school year)


Graduated seniors who have completed 600 hours of work and nine full-time weeks, earn a $500 Practicum Scholarship

March 31

Practicum scholarship awarded to students at schools


Returning college students work 600 hours (summers and breaks) to earn $500 Practicum Scholarship


Practicum Scholarship awarded to returning students


Students will receive hands-on training in a high-tech manufacturing environment. With the launch of a new practicum/scholarship program, II-VI Marlow seeks to proactively develop the next generation of science and engineering personnel while receiving meaningful work from practicum students. Unique advantages for the practicum student also include professional guidance, career direction and relevant work experience to build their résumés.

For additional information on the practicum/scholarship program, please email human resources.