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High Energy Lasers Intern (R&D Engineering Intern)


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The High Energy Lasers Department at the Electro-Optics Center of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), located in Freeport, PA is seeking qualified undergraduate or graduate students for intensive summer internship opportunities.

These opportunities cover a broad range of academic and engineering disciplines in many aspects of:

+ imaging

+ optics

+ lasers

+ remote sensing

+ materials

Specifically, this assignment involves on-going high energy laser research programs and successful candidates will be expected to support research and laboratory experiments involving optical components, data collection, analysis, and modeling.

Rising seniors and graduate students studying Optics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

Experience with the following is preferred

+ hands-on optical design or laser applications

+ optical components including lasers, lenses, mirrors, coatings, optical detectors, CCD cameras, as well as opto-mechanical accessories including lens and mirror mounts

+ data acquisition hardware and software including Labview and Matlab

The successful candidate will work up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and 40 hours per week over the summer. This is a paid internship located at Applied Research Lab’s (ARL) Electro-Optics Center located in Freeport, PA; relocation and housing are not provided.

Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.


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Freeport, PA

High Energy Lasers Intern (R&D Engineering Intern)

Freeport, ME 04032

Published on 04/24/2023

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