Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics Internship

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Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics Internship


Application Deadline: 2 months before intended start date

Standard length of internship: 6 months

Thesis availability: None


Fraunhofer USA – Center for Manufacturing Innovation – conducts advanced R&D and engineers solutions for a broad range of industries, including biotech/biomedical, consumer products, energy, and fiber optics/photonics. Our services include custom automation systems, biomedical instruments, biomedical devices, process management, and consulting.



Responsibilities and learning opportunities:

Our engineering interns work with custom automation systems in project teams led by experienced engineering professionals that will help guide and supervise them throughout our current client based projects.  



Primary tasks will be:

    Preparation of mechanical engineering calculations, reports, and construction drawings

    Assisting with data collection, analysis, and reporting for parts and/or process issues

    Assist technicians in creating and/or updating assembly procedures

    Engage in process improvements and efficiency projects

    Take part in new product/process commercialization activities



What we expect:

    A good academic record in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, or related field

    A keen interest in engineering and science topics, combined with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

    Ability to accept a high degree of responsibility in a team-based organization, combined with the ability to work independently

    Intercultural capabilities and motivation to integrate into American culture

    Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    Experience with CNC machining is a plus



What you can expect from us:

    Opportunity to acquire practical research experience through responsibilities.

    Integration as a fully valued member in our team

    Housing in a shared apartment with fellow interns and a monthly stipend



To Apply:


Applicants for a Fraunhofer USA CMI Internship must be enrolled in a college or university or within one year of graduation at the time of starting the internship.

    Send an email with Your Name and suggested internship in the subject field

    Attach your cover letter, resume, transcripts, and any letters of recommendations. Single PDF files are preferred, not required

    Send your email to