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Intern, RF and Photonics Subsystems

Malibu, CA, USA Req #157
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

HRL's internship program is designed to provide students with valuable hands-on technical experience working with some of the world's leading experts in their fields. By working side by side with HRL researchers, interns gain invaluable professional work experience and greater insight into a research career at the scenic Malibu laboratory which saw the world's first laser. You'll also get a feel for our unique culture and commitment to technical achievement and excellence.

The Sensors & Electronics Laboratory at HRL provides stimulating work opportunities in electromagnetics, photonics, RF technologies, and computational physics. We have unique capabilities for designing small or conformal antennas and integrating these technologies in vehicle systems. We’re also developing state-of-the-art optoelectronics technologies for microwave signal distribution, waveform generation and signal processing. In computational physics, we apply the world’s leading expertise in electromagnetic modeling, electronic material design, and quantum information science to design new electromagnetic and electronic materials and devices.


Position Qualifications:

EDUCATION DESIRED: Graduate or upper division undergraduate enrollment in a university department of electrical engineering or physics.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Work under the direction of researchers one or more projects in the areas of novel antennas, photonics, and millimeter wave subsystems.The job may involve laboratory measurements, computer simulations, and component/system design.Scientific curiosity and willingness to learn is an essential part of this job.


EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Coursework in electromagnetics and circuits a must.Experience with high-frequency circuit, electro-magnetic and system simulators, and basic software programs such MATLAB, MathCad, and Python a plus. Laboratory experience with test equipment also a plus.


KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Upper division or graduate coursework in electromagnetic propagation, high frequency circuits, and photonics.


ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be able to interact professionally with program managers, co-workers, customers.Applicant must also be willing to learn how to operate complex electronic equipment, perform detailed analyses of integrated circuits, and prepare written and oral presentations. Ability to work well in a team and independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license, special tools or restrictions): Due to the programs involved in this internship, U.S. citizenship status required.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Selected candidates will be hired through a temporary agency and subject to the agency's pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA