Electro-Optical Intern | Space Dynamics Laboratory

Feb. 14, 2023

Location: North Logan, UT
US Citizens Only
POC and to request an interview – Kory Jenkins (kory.jenkins@sdl.usu.edu)


Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) has been developing innovative technologies and solutions for cutting-edge DoD and intelligence programs for over six decades.

SDL’s internship program provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to get involved with state-of-the art technologies in space-, airborne-, and ground-based systems. With the support of engineers and mentors, interns are able to work on professional-level assignments that complement their academic studies. The program also includes training workshops, networking opportunities, and a variety of summer events and activities.

The Civil Space Division is looking for an exceptional student Opto-Mechanical Engineer for a summer internship. Interns will be tasked with varying duties based on current projects, needed support, and phase of development.

This internship is for the summer of 2023.


  • Experience or understanding of at least one of the following areas: radiometric analysis, optical alignment, fiber optics, optical metrology, electro-optical calibration, spectral calibration, stray light analysis, detectors and detector electronics
  • Familiarity with optics and/or optical-design software
  • Experience with optical design and analysis software and Matlab or IDL
  • Able to work hands on assembling and testing hardware
  • Work well independently with minimum supervision
  • Able to work closely in a team with students and professionals
  • Strong initiative and able to see the job through
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, this position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).


  • Optical Science, Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Junior, senior, or graduate student
  • 3.0 GPA minimum is required

Apply online