Electronics Summer Intern

2 weeks ago(1/9/2018 10:37 AM)
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.


Students selected to work in the Electronics Division for summer positions will be expected to work full time, during professional business hours.  Students will be expected to work with multiple senior technical staff members and communicate effectively both orally and in written memos or presentations. The technical responsibilities will vary depending on the project assignment, which is tailored to the student skills and the Draper supervisor’s needs at the time the offer is made.  Example project areas in the Electronics Division include:

  • Analog electronics design, analysis, simulation, and test
  • Power systems engineering
  • HDL design and verification
  • Mixed-signal embedded systems design, simulation, and test
  • RF and communication systems design, simulation, prototyping and test, including transceiver systems, antennas, and component level verification
  • Digital system design, simulation and test
  • Design, modeling and test of electronics for high performance sensing and instrumentation such as inertial devices, bio-electronics, and novel sensors



Student must be enrolled in a degree program in a relevant field such as electrical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, etc.  Student should provide evidence of high aptitude and academic performance. 

Depending on the specific project assignment, the skills that are helpful for many electronics students may include those listed below.  Students are not expected to have every skill listed.

  • Ability to code and model in Matlab, Simulink, Comsol, Labview, or other tools.
  • Ability to model in PSPICE, CST, HFSS, ANSYS, or other tools
  • Ability to learn/use board/chip design tool sets such as Cadence, Mentor Graphics, etc
  • Soldering and circuit de-bug skills
  • Circuit design and analysis skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel



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