Opto-Mechanical 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 in radiometric analysis
  • Proficient with MatLab
  • Experience with optical design in Zemax
  • Experience with optical alignment, testing or other related hands-on optical laboratory work
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work closely in a team with students and professionals 
  • Ability to take initiative and ask questions
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential
  • 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).


  • SE, ME, Optical Science
  • Junior, Senior, or graduate student
  • 3.5 GPA minimum is preferred

Apply online