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Summer Internship -Space Quantum Sensing and Timing- Military Space- Job ID 10149

Summer 2020 Internship - Space Quantum Sensing and Timing - Strategic Military Space - ABQ, NM

Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) has been developing innovative technologies and solutions for cutting-edge DoD and intelligence programs for almost 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. Interns will be paid a competitive monthly stipend and will be tasked with varying duties based on current projects, needed support, and development phase.

The Military Space Division is seeking an undergraduate engineering or physics student to support the Quantum Sensing and Timing (QST) program of the Air Force Research Lab (ARFL) located at Kirtland Air Force Base. The goal of this project is to design a control system for stabilizing the optical power in an atomic physics experiment. Towards this end, the student will align free-space optical components to simulate typical experimental controls and conditions. The student will then design, build, and test control systems to stabilize optical power in a laser system.

Key Responsibilities/Requirements
·Properly handle optical components including: lasers, mirrors, optical fibers, and acousto-optical modulators
·Safely align optics in free-space
· Operate test equipment including multimeters, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers
·Help design and develop circuits
·Build and test prototype breadboards
·Build enclosures to house circuits
·Document circuit design and instructions for use
·Team player with a proactive attitude and the ability to be productive in a dynamic and collaborative environment 
·Good communication skills, both written and verbal
·Must be a U.S. Citizen

Physics, electrical engineering, computer science or related fields.
Junior, senior, or graduate student
3.0 GPA minimum are required. 

Intern Hiring Process
Oct 7, 2019 – Dec 15, 2019

Once your application is submitted, you will be emailed an invitation to complete a short, digital interview using HireVue. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours of submission, please contact us at our employment email.

Interviews may occur any time within each hiring period so we encourage you to complete and submit your application as early as possible. Our goal is to notify all applicants of their status by January 15th, 2020.