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Research and Development Engineer Intern


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The Logistics and Operational Effectiveness (LOE) Division at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State (University Park) is seeking undergraduate students to support our mission to discover, demonstrate, transition, and educate. The students will support the execution of research, development, and prototyping of systems for a wide range of customers in the Department of Defense (DoD) and industry. Technology areas include general mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, computer programming, system modeling, supply chain analytics, machine fabrication, and machine learning/artificial intelligence.

Undergraduate students from the following majors are highly encouraged to apply:

+ Computer Science

+ Applied Data Science

+ Engineering (Aerospace, Chemical, Software, Computer, Electrical, Energy, Materials, Mechanical, Software, Systems)

+ Mathematics

+ Statistics

+ Physics

You will:

+ Serve as active, hands-on, contributing members of the research staff at ARL.

+ Contribute to the design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical engineering products, systems, and subsystems using accepted methods and techniques

+ Assist in concept development and participate in the design analyses of engineering systems independently evaluating, selecting, and applying scientific or engineering procedures and techniques to assignments

+ Investigate and evaluate practical applicability of scientific theories and engineering principles basic to the development and improvement of various engineering systems

+ Learn and apply standard practices and techniques in specific situations, correlate data, recognize discrepancies in results, and follow operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes

Your working location will be fully on-site, located in State College, PA. This position may require occasional business travel with a team of researchers, engineers, and technologists to test systems in the field.

ARL at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University center of excellence in defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas.

You will be subject to a government security investigation, and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on ARL, visit our web site at


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