Summer Intern (AD EED) (Level II)
Menlo Park, CA
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Job Description

The Electronics Engineering Division at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory offers a summer internship program for students currently enrolled in an educational program or recently graduated. We're looking for motivated self-starters who are interested in getting exposed to one of the multiple areas of research and technologies used in SLAC's particle accelerators.

The primary goal of the program is to provide interns with a stimulating, real-world research experience. Technical projects are matched to the interests and skills of each intern, but are ultimately determined by the programmatic needs of the facility.

Some fields of work:

  • RF power distribution and control.
  • Motion control and automation, including robotics.
  • Temperature, vacuum and environmental monitoring
  • Industrial controllers and PLCs
  • DC and pulsed power
  • Personnel safety systems, interlocks, access control and monitoring
  • Software and hardware control systems

Note: This is an hourly, non-benefits eligible temporary-nonexempt, summer internship position (work at 50% full-time equivalent or more), not to exceed 980 hours in six consecutive months. Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in an educational program or recently graduated and have US work authorization. All accepted candidates must have or be able to timely acquire US work authorization. A minimum commitment requested is 8 weeks.

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • Great resume builder for someone seeking practical experience in a scientific and research environment.
  • Opportunity to become more closely connected to the Stanford/SLAC scientific community, as the intern will be working with both students and staff from many different disciplines.
  • Opportunity to learn about high-performance scientific computation, RF and signal processing systems, real-time controls and exposure to the work environment in a research and user facility.
  • Opportunity to work with engineers, scientists and technical staff on cutting-edge technologies for next-generation high-performance scientific data analysis and simulation.

To be successful in this position:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an educational program or recently graduated in computer science, computational science, applied mathematics, or a related science or engineering discipline.
  • Interest in electronics engineering or related field.
  • Basic programming skills in C/C++ and python.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Math lab.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.

SLAC employee competencies:

  • Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
  • Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
  • Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
  • Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
  • Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
  • Communication: Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages.
  • Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals.

Physical requirements and working conditions:

  • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1 - General Policy and Responsibilities: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/eshmanual/pdfs/ESHch01.pdf
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
Job Type Internship