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🚀 Internship

Intern - Experimental Solid Mechanics - R&D Graduate Summer

🚀 Summer Internship

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  • The candidate must have a bachelor's degree, be enrolled in a science, engineering, or math graduate program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. They should be able to work full time during the summer, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, and have experience in experimental mechanics and working with mechanical test frames. Knowledge of optical methods and commitment to safety and quality is also desired.
  • The intern will work closely with research engineers on experimental mechanics research, focusing on high-rate characterization of materials and structures. They will assist in designing and executing experiments, analyzing data, and supporting research activities in various areas of mechanical characterization and dynamic failure.

Summer Internship

Research & Development, Engineering


  • We are seeking an Intern Summer - R&D Graduate for the Experimental Impact Mechanics Laboratory.


  • Qualifications We Require:
  • You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
  • Earned bachelor's degree
  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, asylees or refugees in the U.S.
  • Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.
  • Qualifications We Desire:
  • BS in Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace Engineering or a related field with an emphasis in solid mechanics
  • Experience and/or course work related to experimental mechanics
  • Experience working both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience on a variety of mechanical test frames including MTS or Instron load frames and drop tables
  • Experience with advanced optical methods including digital image correlation (DIC), high-speed imaging, or other optical metrology
  • Knowledge and experience with impact mechanics, engineering mechanics, or material sciences
  • Commitment to operational safety, security and quality

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Work with and assist research engineers in performing experimental mechanics research with an emphasis on high-rate characterization of materials and structures with split Hopkinson bar (or Kolsky bar) techniques implemented with advanced diagnostic techniques
  • Support research activities in the following areas: mechanical characterization of materials in normal and abnormal environments, rate-dependent material model development, dynamic failure and fracture, and advanced experimental methods/diagnostic technique development
  • Assist experimental design, execution, and analysis


Work type

Full time

Work mode



  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
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  • Wellness Programs
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  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*
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