Student Intern

Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, PA
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open until filled
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Office of the Director
Electro-Optics Center (EOC)


The Penn State Electro-Optics Center (EOC) in Freeport, PA, part of the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State, seeks an intern for development of modular online training material for an educational program. The position is located in Freeport PA, although an exception may be considered to work remotely for the right candidate. The training will emphasize specific topics in Electro-Optics. Direction and assistance will be provided for the material to be covered. The responsibility of the intern will be to create online modules from educational material provided. The length of each module will likely not exceed one hour. The program will generate thirty to forty modules, and more, if sustained. The successful applicant should be a self-starter in the creation of accessible online education material; the ability to create modules containing videos, animations, photographs, and slides is required. Other requirements include: the ability to compose a consistent presence or theme for the collection modules; experience in programmed learning that uses learning, evaluation, and remediation; and a general understanding of scientific and engineering concepts. Preferred expectations include: creativity in expression of scientific topics; awareness of effective trends in online and multimedia education; proven interest in creating effective online content; familiarity with scientific mechanical, electrical, and optical topics; ability to work as part of a team; and familiarity with virtual and augmented reality. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in Materials Science and Engineering, Optics, Science, or Physics are encouraged to apply. Any coursework in optics or photonics would be useful. The successful candidate will work up to 40 hours per week over the summer and 20 hours per week during the spring/fall semesters. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Applicant selected may 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