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Engineering Intern (2021 - 6 month)

Engineering Intern (2021 - 6 month)

We are looking for self-starting interns with a passion for learning and growth mindsets. Candidates must be highly motivated college students willing to intern with SOE for a 6-month period starting in 2021. Interns will gain a range of hands-on electrical engineering experience going through a design cycle for engineering hardware.

SOE’s interns have the opportunity to gain significant on the job learning and will directly apply engineering design fundamentals to produce impactful results.

  • Interns will report to a mentor who will be responsible for candidate feedback and learning— mentors will also assign tasks and projects to work closely with the teams
  • Perform electrical prototyping, schematic capture, PCB layout, and general electrical engineering work
  • Using electrical test equipment to make measurements and troubleshoot boards
  • Gain exposure to electronic assembly, PCB soldering, and wire harness assembly
  • Program microcontrollers or FPGAs and test software applications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university or college for relevant degree programs (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math, related field)
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (Python, C, C++, R, etc.)
  • First or second year circuits classes and knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Curious and passionate about electrical engineering and technology with the ability to learn and take instruction

Preferred Skills Experience:
  • Experience in a team-based design and build project (e.g., Formula SAE, Solar Car, CubeSat, etc.)
  • Experience with embedded software development, preferably with microcontrollers such as MSP430, STM32, or AVR
  • Familiarity with machining tools including milling machines, lathes, and CNC equipment
  • CAD software design experience for PCB and/or mechanical designs
  • Experience with circuit simulation using LTspice, Pspice, or similar programs
  • Experience in soldering and crimping for complex systems
  • Experience with Linux operating systems

Additional Requirements:
  • Applicant must be willing to work 40 hours a week on-site in El Segundo, CA
  • Applicant must be eligible to work on ITAR projects
  • Job Type: Full-time (Paid, Seasonal)

ITAR Requirements:
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

Second Order Effects is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SOE is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.