Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Office of the Director
Applied Research Laboratory


The Electro-Optics Center (EOC) in Freeport, PA, part of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State, is seeking a qualified undergraduate researcher for an intensive summer internship opportunity. This opportunity covers a broad range of academic and engineering disciplines in all aspects of optics, lasers, remote sensing and materials. Applicants with a strong interest and experience with hands on optical design and laser application will be given preference. Mandatory Position Description Requirements: The successful candidate will support on-going laser weapons programs and will be expected to support laboratory experiments involving optical components as well as data collection and analysis. Hands on laboratory experience with optical components including lasers, lenses, mirrors, coatings, optical detectors, CCD cameras, as well as opto-mechanical accessories including lens and mirror mounts is desired. Experience with data acquisition hardware and software including Labview and Matlab is also desired. Students in Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optics, Imaging Science or Physics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work up to 40 hours per week over the summer. Job Requirements: You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088