High Energy Lasers Intern (R&D Engineering Intern)

Penn State University

Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, PA
Campus City:
Freeport, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Electro-Optics Center - High Energy Laser


The High Energy Lasers Department at the Electro-Optics Center of the Applied Research Laboratory, located in Freeport, PA is seeking qualified undergraduate or graduate students for intensive summer internship opportunities. These opportunities cover a broad range of academic and engineering disciplines in many aspects of imaging, optics, lasers, remote sensing, and materials. Specifically, this assignment involves on-going high energy laser research programs and successful candidates will be expected to support research and laboratory experiments involving optical components, data collection, analysis, and modeling. Rising seniors and graduate students studying Optics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Experience with the following is preferred: hands-on optical design or laser applications; optical components including lasers, lenses, mirrors, coatings, optical detectors, CCD cameras, as well as opto-mechanical accessories including lens and mirror mounts; and data acquisition hardware and software including Labview and Matlab. The successful candidate will work up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and 40 hours per week over the summer. This is a paid internship located at Applied Research Lab’s (ARL) Electro-Optics Center located in Freeport, PA; relocation and housing are not provided. Candidate 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