Research and Development Engineering Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Visual Analytics


The Visual Analytics Department in the Synthetic Environment Applications Laboratory (SEALab) at Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory is seeking undergraduate interns for fall 2019, spring 2020, and summer 2020. The positions will support a variety of projects to develop and apply technical innovations that support our sponsors with improved situational awareness, data understanding, and decision making through the use of advanced visualization, simulation, multi-sensory human computer interfaces, and collaboration technologies. An example of one of our immersive visualization projects is the VR walkthrough of the PSU Pegula Ice Arena. See the video: The SEALab CAVE was used to conduct interactive design reviews prior to construction. Students studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology are encouraged to apply. Experience in one or more of the following technologies: C, C++, C#, or Java programming languages; GIS products/concepts; databases; 3D modeling; VR software products; Apache Tomcat/Apache HTTP; and JavaScript/HTML5 is preferred. The successful candidates will work up to 20 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters and 40 hours per week over the summer. This is a paid internship located at the University Park campus; relocation and housing are not provided. Candidates 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.

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