Jenoptik is an international photonics group with representatives in over 80 countries. Optical technologies are the foundation of our business. We employ around 4,000 people worldwide.

Join our team and help to shape our future with lasting effect.

Optical Engineer Intern

Job ID:  3255

Jupiter, FL, US

Date:  May 25, 2024


The Jenoptik Internship Program is a 12-week summer program that provides interns with practical experience working on relevant projects while working with designated mentors; access to state-of-the-art equipment; a competitive package including fully funded housing; relocation reimbursement; in-house training; group activities; and potential growth opportunities.

At the conclusion of the internship, interns will be required to prepare and deliver a formal presentation of their project work to their respective department.

What You'll Do:

Technical Intern – M.Sc. Optical Engineer

  • Will be integrated into a development program with a focus on optical design, optimization, and tolerancing, as part of a real engineering team.
  • Will interface with assembly and system test teams to understand tools, equipment, and processes to inform a tolerancing and build plan.
  • Will develop compensation and testing protocols needed for real-world design verification.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You'll Need:

  • Must have completed a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics, Optics, or other related field and be enrolled in a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Optics or Photonics with a scheduled completion date no later than December 2024.
  • Degree must be from an accredited university, college, or school.
  • Code V, Zemax, OSLO, ASAP, FRED, design experience through graduate-level optical design courses preferred.
  • Matlab, Python, IDL, or other data analysis programming language skill is desirable.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • U.S. Citizenship or Qualified U.S. Worker

Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time.


Working Conditions

  • Jenoptik is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees.
  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production areas where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • Relocation for this position is available.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • SALARY RANGE: $25-26 per hour (commensurate with education and experience)
  • Fully funded housing and parking permit
  • Relocation reimbursement
  • In-house training
  • Group activities
  • Potential growth opportunities

Jenoptik is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

About Jenoptik

At Jenoptik, people with the specific JENIUS character are changing the world with the power of light. That demands a spirit of exploration and dedication. If you’re one of us, come meet the challenges facing the world. At Jenoptik, we’re creating a better future for all of us.

The Advanced Photonic Solutions division of Jenoptik is a global OEM and machine supplier of solutions powered by photonics. Our engineering expertise excels across a broad portfolio of technologies in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, optoelectronics, sensors, as-well-as optical test and measurement equipment

In the Semi & Advanced Manufacturing strategic business unit, we serve our customers with high-performance optical systems differentiated by uncompromising precision. In close collaboration with our customers we develop application tailored beam-shaping optics, outstanding microoptics and opto-mechanical assemblies. Off-the-shelf F-theta lenses complement our offering.

Have we made you interested in this position?

If so, we look forward to receiving your online application.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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