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Summer Internship in Smart Materials and Adaptive Structures

Malibu, CA, USA Req #158
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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

EDUCATION DESIRED: The candidate should be in the process of getting their BS or MS in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics, material science, electrical engineering or related discipline.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: We are looking for motivated candidates interested in experiencing the design-build-test cycle of first-of-its kind prototypes in the field of smart materials and adaptive structures.You will be a part of a diverse team of scientists and engineers researching new applications of nonlinear dynamics, multiferroic, and multi-functional materials for vibration isolation, sensing, and communication.The ideal candidate has creative problem solving skills, hands-on prototyping experience, and the ability to work effectively on a team and independently.

A typical set of tasks for this job include new concept brainstorming, modeling and simulation (CAD, FEA, Matlab), procurement of hardware, interfacing with the machine shop, and electromechanical device assembly, instrumentation and testing.Test activities include operating load frames and electrodynamic shakers and data acquisition verifying the performance of electromechanical devices including measurement of power, temperature, strain, acceleration, and modal response.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: The candidate should have experience as a strongly contributing member of a product development team designing and prototyping electromechanical devices.Experience in a university research lab, national lab, or similar organization is also desirable.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Application must be capable of working safely in a laboratory and performing extended analysis at computer workstations.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license special tools or restrictions): U.S. citizenship or permanent resident 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 Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Internship
  • Malibu, CA, USA