Microelectronics Graduate Intern Researcher

  • Aerospace Corporation
  • El Segundo, CA, USA
  • Mar 01, 2018
Internship Computer Science Engineering Physics Technology


A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Microelectronics Graduate Intern Researcher for an internship opportunity. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA. 

The qualified candidate will become part of the Microelectronics Technology Department in the Electronics and Photonics Laboratory in the Physical Sciences Laboratory. 


  • Characterize devices and measure electronic and mechanical responses and/or fabricate nano- and micro-electromechanical devices
  • Develop tools and techniques for optimizing device sensitivity and performance
  • Participate with an interdisciplinary team in ongoing research or technical programs with academic collaboration partners.
  • Apply standard techniques and procedures to carry out a series of scientific and/or measurement tasks
  • Training and mentorship will be provided.


Performance standards to be successful in this internship position include:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company’s values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.


  • Bachelor’s degree completed and currently enrolled at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Masters or PhD in physics, electrical engineering, materials science or related program.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance
  • US Citizenship required 


  • GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Active security clearance
  • Experience programming in C, C++, JAVA, or scientific programming languages
  • Experience in developing and delivering presentations
  • Experience in working in an autonomous work environment on complex projects
  • Experience in working in a cleanroom laboratory environment or with wet chemistry background
  • Experience in working with measurement equipment such as spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, and lock-in amplifiers

 Temporary housing assistance is not available. 

The Aerospace Corporation functions as the nation’s independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, specializing in advanced military space systems.  Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters in El Segundo, California, and our campuses in Chantilly, Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico to give students the opportunity to work in the scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.

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Additional Requisition Details

Employment Type: Temporary 

Work Schedule: Full Time 

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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