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Engineering Internship in Palo Alto, California

Sciton, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, United States
Employer Description

Selflessness. Candor. Innovation. Execution. Objectivity. Excellence. Learning. Ownership. Clarity.

Our core values make us who we are.

They’re the heart behind our success and why we continue to climb to the top—breaking barriers and transcending limits in our quest to change lives through laser.

Our passion for what we do motivates us to create life-changing innovations for our customers and their patients. You see, Sciton was founded by scientists who dreamt of improving the human condition through technology.

And that’s exactly what they did and what we continue to do at Sciton today.

We know our company’s strength stems from our diverse and talented people, and we’re committed to hiring others with the same innovative, team-oriented, and go-getter spirit.

Think you might be a good fit? Apply today.

Sciton requires proof of full vaccination as a condition for employment.

Job Description

Engineering Internship—Palo Alto, CA (on-site)

Would you like to fire lasers? Would it excite you to create something entirely new? Do light and optics, and imaging fascinate you? – We like to think this is “living the dream,” and if you do too, and you are seeking a paid STEM internship, we hope you consider joining the Sciton Family!

This exciting opportunity reports to Alex Makowski, PhD, Sr. Product Development Manager. The successful candidate will work up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and 40 hours per week over the summer. This is a paid internship located at our corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. Relocation and housing are not provided.

This internship with Sciton requires proof of full vaccination. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply.

In this role, you will:

  • Test new prototype devices
  • Conduct laboratory experiments
  • Record and analyze real data 
  • Work with high power lasers and cutting-edge optical devices
Job Requirements

Essential requirements for the role:

  • A strong love of learning and science!
  • Ability to be on-site to do lab work in Palo Alto
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar (Word processing, spreadsheets, slides)
  • Take good notes and follow safety procedures
  • A keen power of observation

Experience with the following is not expected but would be preferred:

  • Writing basic scripts (Mathematica, Python, MATLAB or other)
  • Optics, photonics, or electronics in a lab setting
  • Data collection and analysis, especially basic statistics
  • Knowledge of Applied Physics and/ or Engineering
  • Basic Machining, 3D printing, CAD
22 December 2022
20 June 2023
Bachelor's Degree
Research and Development