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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Engineering Intern (Summer 2018)
MPP : Engineering
Palo Alto, CA
Our engineering internships are project-based and provide valuable work experience in a high technology manufacturing environment. The duration of each project is approximately 3 months. The projects may require hands on experimental proficiency and familiarity with computer simulation tools, material characteristics and mechatronics. The outcome of most intern projects will be considered for actual prototype fabrication during the following year. Each Intern will conduct a verbal presentation to our engineering teams at the end of the project. Senior Engineers will be available for technical mentoring.

Following are potential summer intern projects:
  • Study the sensitivity of dimensional changes on the efficiency and electron focusing of several microwave circuits.
  • Characterize dielectric and loss properties of selected materials at microwave frequencies. Resonant cavities would be simulated and built. Simulation and measurements would be reconciled.
  • Characterize (electromagnetic and/or thermomechanical) a new diamond microwave window assembly
  • Write scripting interfaces to several advanced electromagnetic codes
  • Study micro-structural changes in laser-cut Pyrolytic Graphite as a function of cutting speed and laser performance
  • Characterize thermo-mechanical properties of Pyrolytic Graphite — measure CTE, specific heat, thermal conductivity, etc.

  • Bachelor's degree candidate (junior or senior) majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering or Physics
  • Excellent communication, organization and project management skills
  • Self-starter and quick learner with strong attention to details
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Solidworks and AutoCAD skills are strongly preferred
  • Ideal candidates are inquisitive, demonstrate initiative, and possess strong writing skills
  • Due to the nature of our business, CPI has export control and security sensitivities that require applicants for this position to be a United States Citizen, Permanent Resident of the United States, an Asylee or a Refugee

  • We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for a phone or on-site interview will be contacted.

    CPI values the contributions of a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.