For permanent, full-time employees, Viking Cold Solutions™ offers market-based compensation and incentives; along with competitive benefits: employer-matching 401K, paid time off, eight paid holidays per year, and health & dental insurance.
Viking Cold Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or genetic information. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, individual qualifications, and performance. We are committed to providing all employees with a diverse, inclusive, and positive work environment, and we do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based on any of the above characteristics or on any other status protected by local, state, or federal laws.
Viking Cold Solutions is pleased to be able to offer students an alternative to interning at large corporations. Our interns have a unique opportunity to experience what it’s like to work at an early stage company in Houston, Texas. Viking Cold’s interns work alongside permanent staff on various projects and are often involved in decision making. That provides our interns with industry comparisons and alternate perspectives while assisting in their career choices.
We have been sponsoring our internship program for the last two years and have been impressed by the talent we have found at both Rice University and the University of Houston. The students have successfully helped the company with a variety of projects, such as: 1) Redesigning of Thermal Energy Storage (TES) bottle; 2) Energy saving analytics to improve our existing models;
3) Sales financing models.
We have filled our intern positions for 2019. Please check back January 2020 for future opportunities.
Gentry, CAD Engineer Intern | May 2017 – August 2017 | B.S. Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Engineering Design and Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University
I had a fantastic experience at Viking Cold. From the very first day, I got to take part in some of the company’s top-priority projects, such as designing the next generation of the PCM bottle. Originally, I had just been given the task of making a catalog of 3D models of electronics and mechanical parts, but I was enlisted to create CAD parts for bottles, supporting wire decks, and shelving units for new installation projects. Not only did I become much more proficient in SolidWorks, but I also got my first big taste of working in a high-functioning team with real deadlines. Real money was on the line if we didn’t meet our goals.
The internship was constructed superbly. I had easy access to everyone working at Viking Cold, including the CEO. All the Viking Cold employees worked together as a big family, and they included me among their ranks. Everyone was quick to offer help when I asked for it. My supervisors checked with me often to acquire feedback and determine whether I was satisfied. They gave me a great amount of power over my own experience, including the ability to diversify my task list. I learned first-hand about the importance of communication – making my preferences known significantly enhanced my experience.
Overall, I learned a huge amount from my time at Viking Cold. I learned what was really like to work in industry, which will greatly factor into my career deliberations. My SolidWorks skills have dramatically improved. I highly recommend this internship for anyone seeking to gain industry experience in a personalized, small-company setting.
Peter, Mechanical Engineer Intern | May 2017 – August 2017 | B.S. Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University
Viking Cold allowed me to really experience the breadth of day to day work as an engineer. For my primary goal of optimizing our predictive model, I was able to work on and approach the problem as I saw fit. The principal mechanical engineer would happily answer any questions I had or suggest an alternative course of action if I ever felt like I needed guidance, but most of the time I was responsible for attacking this open ended problem myself. I feel like this was a fantastic indicator of how working full time as an engineer is going to be.
Furthermore, the small size of the company really made me feel like I was contributing in a meaningful fashion and inspired me to always be pulling my weight. I had real assignments that directly helped the company and made my work feel valued.
Siddharth, Business Development Intern | May 2017 – August 2017 | Master of Business Administration | Rice University
My internship experience was much better than I expected. The internship started with three major projects which required understanding of finance and accounting. The most cherished part of my internship was the opportunity of working with the top leadership team, this provided me a great insight of Corporate America. The internship helped me to find gaps in my understanding of business world. I took courses such as go to market strategy, decision model, process improvement based on my internship experience.
For future interns my message would be – the ultimate selling point for Viking Cold’s internship is that fact that the company is in its startup phase. Thus, the pace of idea generation and implementation is high. Also, one should try to add more dimensions to their internship experience by taking more side projects.
Nabiha, Software Engineer Intern | April 2016 – December 2016 | B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics, University of Houston | Current: Software Engineer at Viking Cold Solutions
My internship with Viking Cold was a blast because I got hands-on industry experience that is challenging to get in a lecture hall. Also, the management was so easy to get along with, and as you start your career, you learn that having a great relationship with your supervisor plays a huge role in the overall enjoyment of any workplace. Lastly, this internship never interfered with my school work. There was always flexibility whenever I had a big exam to study for or a group project to work on.
Carlos, Software Engineer Intern | May 2016 – December 2016 | B.S. in Computer Science, University of Houston Current: Software Developer at GM