Wage Graduate

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 qualified undergraduate researchers (Major Preferences: Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) 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. Specifically, this assignment involves the prototyping and use of head-mounted cameras for visualization in extreme environments. Applicants with a strong interest and experience with imaging systems and optics will be given preference. Some programming experience may be desirable. Work location is at the Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, PA. Students must be enrolled in a Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and will work up to 40 hours per week over the summer. Additionally, candidates enrolled in Psychology or similar programs that could consider the long-term use of this equipment (human factors) may be considered. 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 $16,104 $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