My name is Emma Landsiedel and I am a Technical Staff member and Student Intern Coordinator in the Optical Engineering Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Massachusetts. Our group here is seeking student candidates for optical engineering internships for the summer of 2022. If the current trends hold, we are excited to host student interns in-person at our Lexington, MA site.
To give some background on who we are, MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) which conducts groundbreaking R&D to solve problems that are critical not only to national security, but to the advancement of science itself. The Optical Engineering group I represent is a specialized group of about 35 Optical Engineers and Optical Specialists/Technicians. We collaborate with Mission Divisions across the Laboratory taking cutting-edge concepts and applying all aspects of the optical engineering discipline to the development of prototype satellite, airborne, underwater and terrestrial optical systems.
A summer intern in the Optical Engineering Group will gain real-world experience working with staff members 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 and testing.
Attached you will find a copy of our Summer Intern Job Description with more details for the candidates we are seeking. The link to apply online is here:
https://careers.ll.mit.edu/job/Lexington-Group-78-Summer-Research-Program-Intern-Optical-Engineer-MA-02420/804347700/ . I am hoping you can distribute this to your students and those who might be interested in an optical engineering internship. We will consider applications submitted before November 15th. One important note to highlight (also stated in the job description), is that we can only interview and host U.S. citizens.
Given that this is our first correspondence, we would also be happy to entertain a phone or video call with your optics department representatives so that we can provide more information on who we are and what kind of work we perform in our Optical Engineering group. Additionally, here is a link to the MIT Lincoln Laboratory career page (which can also direct you to the MIT LL external site for more information): http://www.ll.mit.edu/careers
I have cc’d two other Optical Engineers and Student Intern Coordinators in our group (Zach Darling and Michael Dalpiaz), so that any one of us may respond promptly.
Thank you for your time,
Optical Engineer – Group 78
MIT Lincoln Laboratory