HRL's internship program is designed to provide students with valuable hands-on technical experience working with some of the world's leading experts in their fields. By working side by side with HRL researchers, interns gain invaluable professional work experience and greater insight into a research career at HRL. You'll also get a feel for our unique culture and commitment to technical achievement and excellence.
Internships are paid technical summer assignments. While undergraduates and graduates are considered for internship positions, interns primarily include graduate-level students with relevant university work or research experience in chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, material science, mathematics or physics. Interns may be eligible to return to HRL during subsequent summers based on satisfactory job performance and the company's research needs.
To ensure compliance with US export laws and regulations, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of US citizenship or permanent resident alien status. Some jobs also may require security clearance.
The Intelligent Systems Laboratory offers many rewarding opportunities for technical growth and exciting participation on the leading-edge research in wireless communications, neuromorphic computing, brain-machine interfaces, trusted computing, target recognition, and automated knowledge and content extraction. Candidates with a Ph.D. or MS degree or equivalent experience in network sciences, computational neuroscience, mathematics, robotics, machine learning and pattern recognition, computer science and engineering, and demonstrated achievement in related areas are invited to submit their resumes.
The Materials & Microsystems Laboratory offers a wide range of career opportunities in engineered structural and active materials, coatings and nanotechnologies, experimental and computational physics, and microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device design and processing. The lab possesses exceptional technical strength in applied materials science, mechanics and structural engineering, novel chemical technologies, and innovative subsystem design and fabrication. Our multidisciplinary staff includes world-class scientists and engineers in materials science; mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering; physics and chemistry. Qualified candidates with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree, or substantial equivalent experience, are encouraged to submit their resumes.
Members of the Microfabrication Technology Laboratory develop and produce a diverse array of high-value electronic and photonic components, ranging from novel semiconductor device prototypes to flight-qualified integrated circuits. MTL staff work in a 10,000-ft2 ISO Class 4 cleanroom that houses a complete suite of state-of-the-art processing tools for the end-to-end production of integrated circuits and other micro-manufactured parts. The lab affords the opportunity to collaborate with HRL’s world-class research staff in areas such as compound semiconductor devices, quantum devices, memristors, superconductors, photonic & optoelectronic devices, heterogeneous integration, analog & neuromorphic computing architectures, and mixed-signal systems. Interested candidates with experience in electrical, chemical, or mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, or other related disciplines and demonstrated achievement in these areas are encouraged to submit their resumes.
The Sensors & Electronics Laboratory provides stimulating work opportunities in electromagnetics, photonics, RF technologies, and computational physics. We have unique capabilities for designing small or conformal antennas and integrating these technologies in vehicle systems. We’re also developing state-of-the-art optoelectronics technologies for microwave signal distribution, waveform generation and signal processing. In computational physics, we apply the world’s leading expertise in electromagnetic modeling, electronic material design, and quantum information science to design new electromagnetic and electronic materials and devices. Qualified candidates with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree are encouraged to submit their resumes.
Environmental Health & Safety
Within a high tech research environment, HRL Environmental Health & Safety has opportunities for interns to gain an overall knowledge of EH&S administrative and technical functions associated with improving workplace safety and health, while maintaining compliance with environmental health and safety regulations and standards that prevent occupational injuries and illnesses and lessen our impact on the environment. Candidates with at least 2 years of college level EH&S related course work are encouraged to apply.