Wage Graduate

Penn State University

Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
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 qualified graduate researchers for an intensive summer internship opportunity. These opportunities cover 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. Applicant will support on-going laser weapons programs and will be expected to support laboratory experiments involving optical components, data collection and analysis, and modeling. 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 desired. Also desired is experience with data acquisition hardware and software including Labview and Matlab. Students must be enrolled in a MS or PhD program in Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optics, Imaging Science or Physics and will work up to 40 hours per week over the summer. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Applicants 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 $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088