MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Research Program Optical Intern in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Summer Research Program Optical Intern

As a summer intern in the Optical Engineering Group, you will apply all aspects of the optical engineering discipline to the development of prototype satellite, airborne, and terrestrial optical systems. Our expertise and capabilities span the entire optical system development life-cycle, from concept development through detailed design, analysis, assembly, alignment, and comprehensive testing. You will have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge technology including: satellite-based imaging systems, space-based and ground-based laser communications systems, and airborne laser imaging and spectroscopic systems on both manned and unmanned aircraft.

A summer intern is needed to assist staff members in working on a broad range of optical problems from system conceptual design, ray tracing and tolerance analysis, specification and oversight of optical component fabrication, and optical system alignment. The successful candidate will have at least completed his/her junior year of study or pursuing a graduate degree in Optical Engineering. Candidate should be comfortable working with optical hardware and test equipment, and capable of creating and running optical models using ZEMAX or Code V. Candidate must have demonstrated experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, excellent communication skills, and the ability to produce and present professional written and oral reports.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.