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Cisco Systems Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn.
1. Software Accessibility Project - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Did you know that a person who is blind can make almost full use of a computer? Did you know that the combination of keyboard shortcuts and text-to-speech software can provide a similar experience? Welcome to the world of Accessibility.

Cisco is seeking to hire a team of 2-3 interns that will initially be trained on the basics of making software accessible to people with disabilities. This will cover areas of varying needs, including low-vision, blind, hard-of-hearing, deaf, and mobility impaired. Additionally, the interns will learn how to use WebKing, a commercial testing tool, to evaluate the accessibility of software code. The next step will include evaluation of the accessibility of key internal software tools used by Cisco employees to do their jobs, such as expense reporting, time/vacation reporting, opening IT/HR support cases, etc. After identifying the accessibility gaps int eh software tools, the team will assist in making recommendations on how to improve the accessibility, including areas such as software code changes and user interface look/feel changes. The team will also perform evaluations of cost/benefit analysis, industry bench marking and comparison analysis, and productivity impacts. Although this project is defined, each member of the team will take part in determining the path of this project.

Looking for 1-2 Computer Science students (undergrad or grad) and 1 MBA student. Students must have a strong background in the degree they are pursuing, collaborate with teammates and colleagues, and be highly motivated.

Essential Skills:

CS intern required skills: Knowledge in web software, HTML coding, Java, JavaScript, C/C++

MBA intern: Undergraduate degree in SW (CS/CE) preferred.

All applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents.

Location: San Jose, CA

Entropic Entropic
Entropic Communications is a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets system solutions to enable connected home entertainment. Our technology significantly changes the way high-definition television quality video, or HD video, and other multimedia content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and shared throughout the home. We are a pioneer of key technologies that enable connected home networking of digital entertainment over existing coax. We are a founding member of MoCA, a global home networking consortium that sets standards for the distribution of video and other multimedia entertainment over coax.
Entropic is seeking 2 students for this summer Team Internship.

The students participating in this project will learn about MoCA technology and its application in a typical consumer home, as well as the technical requirements for developing MoCA based products. In addition, the student interns will get hands on experience with a plethora of modern lab equipment while validating MoCA based products that will actually ship into the current high-tech marketplace.

Two students in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science are desired. Students must be at least Junior level.

Required Skills: Communications technology class work, practical lab experience with oscilloscopes and/or spectrum analyzers, and networking class work.

Location: San Diego, CA

2. Communications Systems Team - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Entropic is seeking two electrical engineering students for this team internship.

Skills required for developing and deploying the SFF CTN are varied but can be organized into two internship projects. Both internships include hardware and software skills, but one internship biases towards hardware while the other biases towards software.

Job Description #1: Hardware Bias

The hardware biased branch of skills calls for an individual who has introductory knowledge of RF Engineering, Communications Engineering, and Software Engineering (ordered by importance).

This position will be co-responsible for the development and deployment of a high speed data communications systems channel emulator in a team based corporate environment. During the planning phase, the PHY systems intern will be responsible for developing low level hardware, RF, control, and cost budgets. During the implementation phase, the intern will be responsible for sourcing, tuning, assembling, and testing RF components for the purposes of building a prototype of the channel emulator. During the deployment phase, the intern will be responsible for transitioning the design to production by drawing assembly diagrams/instructions and by writing production, characterization, calibration, and maintenance plans from which automated test software will be developed. In addition, the PHY systems intern will coordinate closely with PHY systems engineers to ensure that the channel emulator is integrated into the overall PHY systems test bench.

Required skills/experience:

Pursuit of a BS in Engineering; introductory understanding of team based project development methods; introductory understanding of RF design fundamentals including return loss, s-parameters, and link budgets; Introductory understanding of digital communication fundamentals including modulation, signal coding, error correction, and detection; introductory understanding of software design methods including source control and object oriented coding; introductory understanding of MAC issues; familiarity with RF test equipment, test methods, and equipment calibration; familiarity with mathematical software packages including Matlab and Excel; familiarity with MS Windows application development environment including Visual Studios/C#; Ability to document and present original concepts both in verbal and written formats; ability to work with cables, wires, and soldering irons.

Job Description #2: Software Bias

The software biased branch of skills calls for an individual who has introductory knowledge of Software Engineering, Communications Engineering, and Database Programming (ordered by importance).

This position will be co-responsible for the development and deployment of a high speed data communications systems channel emulator in a team based corporate environment. During the planning phase, the PHY systems intern will be responsible for developing software architectural plans for the purpose of controlling and verifying the performance of the channel emulator. During the implementation phase, the intern will be responsible for writing control code for the components that make up the channel emulator, developing code for controlling RF test equipment, and developing a next-generation automated test environment. During the deployment phase, the intern will be responsible for automated tests that will be used for production, characterization, calibration, and maintenance testing of the channel emulator. In addition, the PHY systems intern will coordinate closely with PHY systems engineers to ensure that the channel emulator is integrated into the overall PHY systems test bench.

Required Skills/experience:

Pursuit of a BS in Engineering; introductory understanding of team based project development methods; Introductory understanding of software design methods including source control and object oriented coding; Introductory understanding of digital communication fundamentals including modulation, signal coding, error correction, detection; introductory understanding of RF design fundamentals including return loss, s-parameters, and link budgets; introductory understanding of MAC issues; familiarity with MS Windows application development environment including Visual Studios/C#; familiarity with RF test equipment, test methods, and equipment calibration; familiarity with mathematical software packages including Matlab and Excel; Ability to document and present original concepts both in verbal and written formats; ability to work with cables, wires, and soldering irons.

Location: San Diego, CA

Gen-Probe Gen-Probe
Our products help professionals test for a wide range of micro-organisms that cause a range of human diseases including tuberculosis, strep throat, pneumonia and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) contamination of the blood supply. We continue to develop innovative new solutions based on our patented core technologies.
1. Internship in Molecular Diagnostic Instrument Development - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Gen-Probe is seeking 3 students (1 electrical engineer and 2 mechanical or bio engineers) to be a part of their Team Internship group this 2010 summer.

The engineering interns will characterize and test modules and subsystems of the TIGRIS and/or Panther instrument. Specific duties will include: Construction of test fixtures; Programming of test fixtures; Writing test scripts on instruments; Planning of experiments; Data collection; Statistical analysis of data; Participation in design reviews; Presentation of results.

The data generated by the interns will be used to refine the design of instrument components in active development programs within the engineering department.

The interns will have the opportunity to: Gain experience in planning experiments; Gain experience in data analysis; Learn to use various pieces of laboratory test equipment; Gain experiences in the writing of technical reports; Gain experience in giving presentations; Observe and participate in the activities of an engineering team including design reviews and team meetings.

Qualifications for interns:

- One electrical engineer with an interest in sensing and analog circuits

- 2 mechanical or bio engineers

- All students must have an interest in automated instruments

Seniors or graduate students are OK for all positions

Desirable Skills: Data collection and analysis; Presentation; Electro mechanical components; Analysis of thermal systems; Analog circuit design

Location: San Diego, CA

Hilti is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing added-value, top-quality products for professional customers in the construction industry and in building maintenance. Our product range covers drilling and demolition, direct fastening, diamond and anchoring systems, firestop and foam systems, installation, measuring and screw fastening systems as well as cutting and sanding systems. Hilti operates in over 120 countries around the world and has almost 20,000 employees.
1. Anchor Design Application for SmartPhones - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
NOTE: Students hired to this position should be available on Wednesday, April 28th for a MANDATORY orientation for students going abroad in Summer 2010. This session will be from 6:30-8:30pm. More details will be provided upon hire.

Hilti is seeking 3 interns (1 structural engineer and 2 Computer Science students) to work on a team in Schaan, Liechtenstein (100km east of Zurich, Switzerland).

The goal of this project is to develop a ready-to-use application for concrete "anchor design and selection" to run on smartphones (e.g. iPhone or WinMobile).

Tasks include:

1. Development of the graphical user interface (GUI)

2. Simple design calculator (existing algorithm)

3. Develop appropriate data structure

The GUI should utilize established IT industry technologies to communicate the software functionality in a simple and intuitive way. The team will work with a Hilti project manager and interact with Hilti-internal as well as Hilti-external personnel.

Project Requires:

1. One Structural Engineering Student preferably with design experience.

2. Two Computer Science Students with focus on software ergonomics/usability/GUI design and programming skills.

Seniors and Graduate students are preferred for all positions.

Essential Skills:

1. Experience in programming apps for smart phones. Knowledge of graphical-design capabilities and programming skills.

Languages: English. But please note that you will work with an English/French translator to make this application available in both French and English.

Project Location: Schaan, Liechtenstein (100km east of Zurich, Switzerland).

Additional Information:

- Internship will be paid a monthly salary

- Students will be provided money for monthly health insurance.

- Student housing will not be paid for, but the monthly stipend is more than enough to cover local housing. Assistance will be provided in located affordable/safe housing.

- Flight costs will be paid.

- Please note that this should be looked at as a whole package. Your monthly stipend will not be what you would be paid here in San Diego, but they are paying for a handful of other costs to get you to their location and have a great international experience.

Please only apply to this job if you are interested in traveling and living abroad in the summer of 2010. This position will require obtaining a visa.

Life Technologies Life Technologies
Life Technologies is a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries and developments that make life even better. Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century forensics. The company employs approximately 9,000 people and has a presence in 160 countries. Life Technologies was created by the combination of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Inc.
1. High Performance Computing (HPC) Implementations of Algorithms and Simulations - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Life Technologies is seeking two students to work with senior engineers to design, build, program and test HPC platforms for evaluating and benchmarking speedup of existing and new algorithms used in DNA sequencing. These algorithms include the image processing and digital signal processing and simulation algorithms that are used in the primary analysis of raw signals produced by Next Generation Sequencing platforms. The results of this effort will be used to guide performance improvement efforts on both existing and future instruments and algorithms.

Essential Functions:

Setup cluster computing systems and GPGPU computing hardware. Program specified image processing and digital signal processing algorithms onto each hardware platform. Develop the analytical tools required to evaluate and compare the performance of the various hardware and algorithm combinations.

Project Deliverables:

Must deliver 2 or 3 functioning HPC implementations of 2 or 3 image/signal processing algorithms; plus report summarizing the test results along with the pros and cons of each platform/system and recommendations for future effort.

Education Requirements:

Graduate level students in CS, EE, or Applied Mathematics.

Required Skills:

Hardware and/or programming experience with cluster computers, and GPU; knowledge of high performance computing methods; knowledge of image processing and digital signal processing algorithms and algorithm development; well versed in gathering and presenting test/experimental data. Must be knowledgable in both Linux & Windows, Matlab, Java and C (++).

Project Location: Carlsbad, CA (San Diego County)

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is a United States Navy command, headquartered in Patuxent River, MD with military and civilian personnel stationed at eight principal continental United States sites and one site overseas. NAVAIR provides unique engineering, development, testing, evaluation, in-service support, and program management capabilities to deliver airborne weapons systems that are technologically superior and readily available. Using a full-spectrum approach, the command delivers optimal capability and reliability for the Sailor and the Marine. NAVAIR is the principal provider for the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), but contributes to every Warfare enterprise in the interest of national security. We embrace the privilege of our responsibility to the Sailor and the Marine in partnership with industry, all Naval Aviation stakeholders, and our fellow Systems Commands. NAVAIR Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) and In-Service Support Center (ISSC) provide world class engineering, logistics an industrial production support for the sustainment of Navy and Marine Corp Aircraft and associated systems. As part of the ISSC, the Navy Primary Standards Laboratory (NPSL), provides calibration services worldwide at a level second only to those of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. All this activity takes place at the historic birthplace of Naval Aviation, NAS North Island, located in beautiful San Diego, CA.
1. Interactive Manufacturing Processes Flowchart - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
NAVAIR In Service Support Center (ISSC) at North Island provides engineering support to the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) aircraft production programs. These programs include the F/A-18, E-2C, C-2A, and various rotary wing aircraft programs, as well as associated repair & modification of aircraft components and manufacturing of necessary critical parts.

The Advanced Aircraft Technology IPT and the Manufacturing Quality Branch intend to develop an interactive manufacturing process flowchart software program for FRCSW Local Process Specifications (LPSs) that will allow the user to select the manufacturing process flow for a given aircraft part. Once a process flow is selected, the program will perform various functions that facilitate generation and support of manufacturing of the part. Project includes exploration of various options for user interface and implementation, as well as a means for users to link processes across multiple LPS documents. The team will generate flowcharts for existing LPSs, then apply the above program as a proof of concept demonstration. The ultimate goal is a viable system that is well documented and can be readily expanded to include additional types of documents such as local policy instructions.

FRC-SW is seeking one computer science major and one mechanical/aerospace engineering major for this porject. Juniors, seniors, and grad students are able to apply.

Essential Computer Science team member skills include:

1. Software Engineering

2. Programming in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or other Windows integrated language

3. Familiarity with Microsoft products and software development kits

4. Datbases

Essential Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering team member skills include:

1. Knowledge of manufacturing processes common to machined and sheet metal aircraft parts (machining, forming, heat treating, plating, NDI, etc).

2. Ability to work with engineering subject matter experts, planners, and management to identify and resolve process flow issues encountered during this project

Desirable Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering team member skills include:

1. Basic understanding of project design and management

2. Programming in VBA

All applicants must be US Citizens.

Project Location: San Diego, CA

Next-generation wireless communications is emerging as the most important technology of this millennium. To ensure that the entire wireless industry is inspired and continues to evolve, innovate and experience success, QUALCOMM develops its technologies and solutions for the purpose of enabling key participants in the wireless value chain.
1. Multimedia Apps for Next Generation Mobile User Experience - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Qualcomm is seeking 3-4 interns to work on a team in Seoul, Korea this summer.

The goals of this project are to develop machine learning software for mobile user interactions. Those interactions can be triggered by the user in form of pattern recognition tasks such as voice and audio recognition and also in form of self learning and inference principles so that the mobile device makes recommendations based on its sensory information. This kind of technology development involves knowledge in embedded systems, machine learning, signal processing and a number of multimedia technologies including audio, video, graphics, and display. The team of interns will be given a specific development task and work closely with Qualcomm researcher engineers. The team will also demonstrate the applications on the Qualcomm multimedia platform.

Skill requirements include:

1. Programming experience in C/C++

2. Matlab

Desired (not required) Skills:

1. Machine Learning

Education: BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.

Helpful Courses include: Digital Signal Processing, Signal Processing, and Image Processing.

Project Location: Seoul, Korea

Additional Information:

- Salary for this position will be paid at in-country rates. Therefore, you will be paid similar wages to interns in this country, versus what you would be making here in the US.

- Housing is completely covered and taken care of by Qualcomm.

- Travel will be arranged and paid by Qualcomm.

- Health Insurance WILL NOT be paid for by Qualcomm. But, the Team Internship Program will assist those students hired in finding affordable health care coverage for the summer.

Please only apply to this job if you are interested in traveling and living abroad in the summer of 2010. This position will require obtaining a visa.

2. TDD System Resource Allocation Algorithm Study - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED

NOTE: Students hired to this position should be available on Wednesday, April 28th for a MANDATORY orientation for students going abroad in Summer 2010. This session will be from 6:30-8:30pm. More details will be provided upon hire.

Qualcomm is seeking 3 students to work on a team in Beijing, China this summer.

Corporate R&D China office has an internship position in evaluating mobile resource allocation algorithms under different network loading conditions for TDD systems. The candidate will work with our system engineers in developing simulations platform for evaluating optimized resource allocation algorithms that intend to maximize mobile user experience. Candidate is expected to develop simulation results for different algorithm assumptions and help system engineering team in evaluating the tradeoff of algorithm choices.


Good understanding of mobile wireless communication. Proficient in C/C++ software development. Experience in Matlab is highly preferred. Strong team work spirit. Good analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to communicate clearly, organize effectively and document work thoroughly.


Junior, Senior, or Graduate level student in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. MUST HAVE A 3.5 GPA or better.

Project Location: Beijing, China

Additional Information:

- Salary for this position will be paid at in-country rates. Therefore, you will be paid similar wages to interns in this country, versus what you would be making here in the US.

- Housing is completely covered and taken care of by Qualcomm.

- Travel will be arranged and paid by Qualcomm.

- Health Insurance WILL NOT be paid for by Qualcomm. But, the Team Internship Program will assist those students hired in finding affordable health care coverage for the summer.

Please only apply to this job if you are interested in traveling and living abroad in the summer of 2010. This position will require obtaining a visa.

3. Design and Implementation of Mobile Application with New Indoor Position Location Technology - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Qualcomm is seeking 3 students for this team. One Computer Science student, one Cognitive Science student, and one Computer Graphic Design student.

The responsibilities will be to research, design, and develop implementation of innovative concepts for consumer mobile applications that will be demonstrated on a novel locations technology mobile platform.

A cognitive science student and the graphic designer will design the application while the developer gets familiar with the R&D handset prototype and once it is ready (July) the developer can implement the chosen concept and test the integration with the others.

1. Computer Science Student

- Android programmer; Java programming experience; App development experience with network programming experience; Experience with server side programming, php, cgi, apache configuration, etc.

- 4th year in Computer Science, 3rd year is possible, depending on high candidate skills.

2. Cognitive Science Student

- General understanding of user centered (iterative) process. Some cognitive science experience (interview experience, psychology classes, information architecture or task analysis experience, or similar). Proficiency in Word is a must. Proficiency in PPT, Excel, Visio or Photoshop/Illustrator a plus.

- Undergraduate or graduate candidate in human computer interaction, cognitive science, psychology or anthropology, or engineering with studies and interest in user experience, user centered design or ergonomics.

3. Computer Graphics Design Student

- Proficienty in at least one of the following software programs: graphic creation (Photoshop, Illustrator), 3D (Maya, 3D, SM), video editing (Premier, Pinnacle), animation (Flash, Director). Hand illustration a bonus.

- Undergraduate candidate ini aret and design, digital design, graphic design, industrial design, videography, animation, 3D computer graphics or similar.

Residency and clearance not required for this project.

Location: San Diego, CA

SDG&E - A Sempra Energy Utility SDG&E - A Sempra Energy Utility
SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 840,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company has built a strong foundation in Smart Grid technologies, including a Smart Meter deployment that will be completed in 2011, self-healing grid technology, automated sub-station condition-based maintenance, advanced outage and distribution management systems, and microgrid projects funded by DOE and CEC. SDG&E was ranked number one in the nation in the first annual 2009 Smart Grid rankings published by IDC Energy Insights and Intelligent Utility magazine.
1. Microgrids and Distributed Energy Resources - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Students will analyze technology, business, and public policy issues related to microgrids and distributed energy resources (DER). Viability and effectiveness of microgrids under several scenarios will be analyzed, and a small existing microgrid demonstration lab (including distributed generation, advanced energy storage, and demand response capabilities) will be enhanced, based on technical and business plans developed by the project team.

SDG&E is seeking 5 students for this team. Juniors, seniors, and grad students are okay for all positions. They are seeking 2 electrical engineers, 1 MBA student, and 2 computer science/information systems students.

You must be a US Citizen to apply.

Electrical Engineering Skills:

Essential: Power systems fundamentals and controls systems.

Desirable: Power systems engineering and embedded/real time systems.

MBA Skills:

Essential: Financial modeling/analysis.

Desirable: Public/Regulatory policy

Computer Science/Information Systems Skills:

Essential: Computer systems administration (Windows, Linux, UNIX); TCP/IP networking; scripting/programming.

Desirable: Advanced computer systems administration/engineering; embedded/real time systems.

Location: San Diego, CA

2. Distribution Grid Data Analysis - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
SDG&E is seeking 4 students to participate as a team on a research and development project. The goal of the project is to develop a working prototype for a fully distributed information management capability that leverages current Web 2.0 and services oriented architecture (SOA) technologies. Interns will be asked to work as a group to help design, implement, integrate, test, and document a prototype system for future development and deployment.

Specifically, students will work with data gathered from Itron OpenWay hardware and software platforms to identify data reliability, system connectivity, loading trends and predict design modifications based on modeling, field tests and data analysis of existing SmartMeter and CISCO data bases.

Project will require independent analysis of data to produce forecasts of transformer loading, distribution circuit voltage profiles, and develop analytical tools to evaluate sectionalizing device loading and compare the performance of the prediction models to actual field measurements and loading conditions with an emphasis in correcting Transformer Load Management (TLM) errors.

Areas of Investigation include: Means of modeling, predicting, and measuring distribution transformer loading; means of modeling, predicting, and measuring electric load on distribution circuit sectionalizing devices; means of predicting and identifying locations where transformer loading may be in error including use of physical location, logical serve voltage and existing transformer load management connectivity; means of identifying/predicting transformer failure by rating, manufacturer loading; leverage other SDGE intellectual properties

Deliverables include: Development of User Interface for displaying transformer lodaing and predicting transformer overloads; development of User Interface for modeling and displaying sectionalizing point loads with recommendations for fuse downgrade by circuit one line; listing of transformers requiring field confirmation to correct for obvious and excessive errors in connectivity; financial assessment (financial projections, capital requirements, operating costs) for corrections identified with these tools.

Student Requirements:

Junior, Senior, or Grad Students

1 Computer Science, 1 Electrical Power Engineer, 1 Computer Information Systems or Cognitive Science, 1 Statistics

Essential Skills--

*Please note these are skills for the whole project and not required of every team member.

- Software development using Java/J2EE, .Net and/or C++ beyond coursework

- Proficiency with SQL, MS Access or SAS, Business Objects and relational database modeling and security concepts.

- Strong programming experience in at least one of the following programming languages: Java/J2EE, C++, .Net, Ruby, SAS, SQL

- Proven oral and written communication skills and ability to work well on a team in a dynamic environment

- Interns should have strong communication skills and be able work with multiple clients/ departments to understand specific needs

- Quantitative skills, Data Analysis and predictive modeling experience.

- Object-oriented design

- Understanding of electrical power systems, emphasizing electrical distribution systems

- Prior work/internship experience

Desirable Skills--

*Please note this is for the whole project and not required of each team member.

- Self-motivated, capable of seeking out alternative approaches and toolsets

- Well versed in gathering and presenting text/experimental data.

- Prior experience with web services, distributed systems, service oriented architectures, and/or component frameworks

- Experience with application integration software: BEA WebLogic Integration, Microsoft BizTalk, IBM WebSphere, SAP XI, etc.

- Experience with relational databases and experimental design is a plus

- Design of re-usable frameworks and APIs

All applicants must be a US Citizen or permanent resident.

Location: San Diego, CA

Solar Turbines Solar Turbines
Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, Solar Turbines Incorporated, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines, with more than 13,400 units and over 1.4 billion operating hours in 96 countries. Products from Solar Turbines play an important role in the development of oil, natural gas and power generation projects around the world. Solar Turbines products include gas turbine engines (rated from 1590 to 30,000 horsepower), gas compressors, and gas turbine-powered compressor sets, mechanical-drive packages and generator sets (ranging from 1.1 to 22 megawatts). Solars customers put the companys products to work in many areas including production, processing and pipeline transmission of natural gas and crude oil and generation of electricity and thermal energy for processing applications, such as manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food products. Solars foundation is people and Solars culture is one where individual contributions are valued, diversity in the workplace is encouraged, and safety is emphasized in all aspects of the business. Solar Turbines is comprised of a dedicated and multi-talented workforce of more than 6,000 employees with decades of experience working as a global team.
1. Enclosure Ventilation Fan Flow Failure Detection - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Ventilation in a turbine enclosure is vital to successful operation. Forced airflow is used to dissipate heat, as well as purge dangerous gases that may result from a malfunction. The turbine control system must be able to quickly detect the failure of a ventilation fan. The interns will critically evaluate an existing solution to this problem and recommend alternatives. Alternative solutions must be weighted against such factors as Safety, Industry Acceptance, Cost, Reliability, and acceptance by Certifying Authorities.

The ideal team consists of 2-3 interns of mixed freshmen to graduate level, with at least one Mechanical Engineer and Electrical Engineer (or similar majors).

Location: San Diego, CA

Provides the warfighter with knowledge superiority by developing, delivering, and maintaining effective, capable and integrated command, control, communications, computer, intelligence and surveillance systems.
1. Cryogenic Electronic Radio Frequency (CERF) Application - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
In addition to applying to the Team Internship Program (TIP), you must also apply to the Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP) website to be considered for this project. The last day to submit an application will be January 8, 2010. References and transcripts are due on January 11, 2010 by 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). http://nreip.asee.org .

The Participating Lab that is hosting these teams is listed as Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (San Diego, CA).

For this project, SPAWAR is seeking three students.

Student 1: Graduate Student in EE Develop RF component modeling (MATLAB/Simulink) and simulation including filters and non-linear amplifiers, limiter switches, superconducting and cryogenic filters and amplifiers. Students with skills in MATLAB/simulink, RF system simulation and development of RF linear/nonlinear system architecture, familiar with RF components, such as LNA, filter, switch, ADC, etc.

Student 2: Undergrad or Grad student in EE or Electrical Computer Engineering Programming, Simulation and measurements in the RF/EM cryogenic environment. Students with skills in MATLAB/GUI programming, familiar with RF/EM testing and simulation in the RF/EM cryogenic environment.

Student 3: Undergrad or Grad student in Mechanical Engineer Develop and construct low temperature cryogenic systems, simulate heat loads, electrical, magnetic, and mechanical properties of materials. Develop vacuum systems and specialized electrical connectors and vacuum feedthrus. Students with skills in construction of thermal electrical- magnetic devices (such as EM cryo-cooler system), familiar with heat loads simulation and mechanical properties of materials of vacuum systems.

Location: San Diego, CA

ViaSat ViaSat
ViaSat produces advanced digital wireless communications and signal processing products for military and commercial markets. The company focuses on innovation and bringing the value of advanced technology to its customers. Our technology development and products all involve digital communications and cover specialties such as satellite communications, tactical communications, network security, and communication simulation and training.
ViaSat is seeking 3 students for this team: two Computer Science students and one Electrical Engineer.

With the increasing number of attacks on personal data, the world has come to demand better security solutions by which to protect this information. This internship will evaluate existing technologies and prototype low cost, low power, personal security solutions. Areas of interst and experience center around networking, ethernet, IPSec, and eSATA.

Engineer 1: Computer Science

Special Skills:

1. Object oriented programming skills in C/C++

2. Familiarity with Linux

3. Some exposure/understanding of embedded systems.

Engineer 2: Computer Science

Special Skills:

1. Network Programming, C/C++

2. Familiarity with Linux

3. Understanding of embedded systems

Engineer 3: Electrical Engineer

Role: FPGA Developer

Special Skills:


All applicants must be US Citizens.

Project Location: Carlsbad, CA (San Diego County)

ViaSat is seeking 3 engineers for this team: 2 Computer Science majors and 1 Computer Engineer.

To develop an enterprise reliability system that will tie together product and system reliability analyses with engineering, operations, and field reporting information systems such as Oracle, Agile, Devtrack, Tria Tracker, Network Monitoring System, Business and Operation Support System. Requirements to include:

1. Open system to easily connect other ViaSat products from all different business areas

2. Flexible to incorporate or change reliability calculations

3. Efficiently analyze data

4. Provide cross correlating trend analysis

5. Early detection of problem

6. Visibility of corrective actions

7. Feedback to the development team

The end product will provide a web-based Enterprise Reliability system that allows workflows, forms, sections, fields, reports, and the look and feel to be configured without programming that can be used by non-technical users.

2 Computer Science students and 1 Computer Engineering student are needed.

Specials Skills: C/C++, Web Based Application Development, Database

All applicants must be US Citizens.

Project Location: Carlsbad, CA (San Diego County)

ViaSat is seeking 4 students for this team: 3 Computer Science and 1 Computer Engineering.

Develop an automated metric dashboard. This dashboard would present various views, including raw data, simple and composite metrics, and analytics rolled up for a viewing and analysis by technical and corporate users. Trending analytics are required, and forecasting capabilities will be developed dependent on applicability and time. This project would build upon the summer 09 inter team's development of the System Metrics Information Tracking Engine (SMITE) to include the additional plug-ins of hardware metrics and a web interface for the dashboard. Dashboarding metric data is a gap solution for a portfolio management tool. This intern team idea will be evaluated with regard to any plans to implement a portfolio management tool in the future.

Engineers 1, 2, 3: Computer Science

Special Skills:

1. Database

2. Knowledge of portfolio management principles (not required for every team member)

3. Web page development, XML, Java

4. Database and/or web page development

Engineer 4: Computer Engineering

Role: Address HW and PL metrics

Special Skills:

1. Knowledge of programmable logic (PL engineer not required)

2. Knowledge of portfolio management principles (not required for every team member).

All applicants must be US Citizens.

Project Location: Carlsbad, CA (San Diego County)

4. Satellite Modern Termination System (SMTS)Simulator - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
ViaSat is seeking 3 students for this project (2 Computer Science and 1 Computer Engineers).

This simulator will be used to aid in the development and verification of the Network Management System (NMS). To facilitate verification of the NMS fault handling and correlation, the simulator will have the capability to generate faults on demand via script and/or web interface. The simulator will also be capable of responding to CLI and SNMP commands received from the NMS in a predetermined fashion based on configuration data.

At a high-level, interns will gain insight into the workings of satellite gateways and network management systems. They will also gain in-depth knowledge of SNMP, CLI, scripting, and embedded software.

Skills and qualifications necessary;

C, C++, Perl, Python


Embedded SW

Web Interface, GUI, SNMP

All applicants must be US Citizens.

Location: San Diego, CA

ResMed ResMed
We are an innovative Australian-founded company dedicated to improving the lives of millions of people worldwide suffering from sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders. We have experienced phenomenal growth for over 20 consecutive years and today employ over 3,000 people across 22 countries. ResMed is an exciting, refreshing environment in which to work. Its a thriving place to interact with others, learn, progress and develop your full potential. ResMed recruits the brightest and strongest talent around the world. We take pride in employing the best of the best self-starters who feel responsible and accountable for their actions and decisions.
ResMed is seeking two students to work on a team for ResMed Motor Technologies this summer.

This summer internship will have three parts:

1. Mechanical System Analysis: Collaborate with seasoned members of staff to conduct simulations of mechanical systems to evaluate vibration modes and design margin.

Essential Skills: Solid basis in mechanical system theory, Pro-E CAD familiarity, experience in numerical methods such as ANSYS.

2. Automated Test Development: Collaborate with seasoned members of staff to develop improvements to automated test equipment for precision motorized blowers.

Essential Skills: Familiarity with LabView programming, knowledge of sensors, knowledge about data acquisition and processing.

3. Manufacturing Technology Development: Collaborate with seasoned members of staff to conduct studies of manufacturing processes with an aim to improve outcomes or efficiencies.

Essential Skills: Solid basis in mechanical system theory, Pro-E CAD familiarity, experience in the design of experiments and statistical methods.

ResMed is seeking one Mechanical Engineer (junior, senior, or grad level) and one Electrical Engineering (junior, senior, or grad level).

All applicants must be able to legally word in the United States.

Location: Chatsworth, CA (Los Angeles area)

2. Web Solution Development for Custom Prescription Medical Devices - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
ResMed is seeking a student to develop a web solution for having custom prescription for medical devices.

This student will work closely with clinical team members to develop requirements for the custom prescription development interface where the sales/clinical team can select options and a pdf prescription document gets generated. This simple project will go through all phases of software development lifecycle requirements gathering, software specification, architecture, building the applicaiton and testing the application to the requirements.

Essential Skills:

Seeking a SO, JR, or SR CSE or BENG (with enough programming experience) that have done class projects on development simple software.

.Net Framework knowledge is preferable.

Location: San Diego, CA

3. Development and Publication of an Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Application for iPhone - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
ResMed is seeking a CSE student to develop an iPhone application.

The major challenge associated with diagnosing SDB is not only boosting awareness, but also getting patients beyond basic awareness to a level of understanding where they are more likely to make it to PSG. As technically savvy and generally health-conscious early adopters, customers of the iTunes app store are an ideal group in which to drive this understanding of SDB. Currently there are 6.4M active iPhone users in the US, and by the end of Q4 2009 there will be 34M iPhone users worldwide, with about 75% of these users downloading apps from the iTunes Store. Of the 100,000 apps with over 2B downloads, the typical iTunes app has been downloaded an average of 25,000 and median of 4,000 times. By providing a PSG road-map to the 466,000-792,000 US iPhone users with SDB, ResMed can boost visits, diagnosis, and treatment through ResMed-friendly sleep labs.

This project would require the candidate to scope and specify the application, assess the development options, and execute a prototype application within the internship period.

Requires 1 Sr EE or Computer Science student with exceptional communication and teamwork skills.

Previous software specification and development required. Specification and development within the iPhone App ecosystem highly desired.

Location: San Diego, CA

Sun Technology, Inc. Sun Technology, Inc.
Sun Technology is a leading company in providing extremely high resolution image processing and multi-screen display systems, facilitating a new wave of digital information modernization in all sectors with the most powerful and advanced computing technology in the world. Sun Technology is a subsidiary company of Sun International, which also owns Sun Engineering Consultants International, Inc. and Sun Engineering Management, Inc.

Sun Technology, Inc. is specialized in development of computer graphics applications and human computer interaction (HCI) interfaces. SPIDer system provides users with an intelligent interactive comprehensive platform, which provides the most effective technical supports for the digitization and information command center display of various industries such as transportation, government, energy, scientific research, communication, medical treatment, etc.
Sun Engineering Consultants International (SECI) is seeking 3 students to build a HIPerSpace system for mission control.

HIPerSpace is the next generation concept for ultra-high resolution distributed display systems that can scale into the billions of pixels, providing unprecedented high-capacity visualization capabilities. The system will be used to serve as an information display system for relevant data to the operation of a railroad station such as arrival and departure times, special announcement and general news. In addition, it will serve as a media wall to render high resolution video content according to customer specifications.

SECI is seeking self-starters who can quickly grasp fundamental elements of technical problems and provide creative solutions while working in interdisciplinary teams.

Candidates should have a strong background and knowledge in the following:

- Programming languages C/C++

- OpenGL (Shading language is a plus)

- Experience in GUI design (preferable Qt)

- Operating System Unix (Linux)

- Experience with distributed computing and networking is desirable.

- Good organization, communication, and writing skills are essential.

Team will include:

1. A team member with strong domain knowledge, e.g. topics relevant to command and control with particular focus on railroad applications, who can develop the initial mock-ups for the target applications.

2. A team member with strong programming and overall implementation skill that can take these ideas and turn them into applications quickly.

3. A team member with strong interface design (HCI) experience that can craft a front-end and controls that will make sense to the customer.

Education Background: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.

Chinese language will be helpful, but not required.


- Round trip international airfare between Los Angeles and Guangzhou, China.

- Housing in Guangzhou near SECI's Guangzhou office.

- Standard two meal (lunch and dinner) compensation per day.

- Hourly wage.

Please note that the wage you will receive will not be comparable to the rates here in the US, as cost of living in China is much lower. This should be considered as a whole package, as the company is providing flight, housing, and some food money.

Location: Guangzhou, China

Please only apply to this job if you are willing to spend your summer abroad and obtain a Visa to do so.

Technology Unlimited Group (TUG) Technology Unlimited Group (TUG)
Technology Unlimited Group (TUG) is a service-disabled veteran owned (SDVOSB) and woman owned (WOSB) small business that provides system engineering and software development support to its customers with a focus on the defense sector. Our principal San Diego based customer is the U.S. Navy and contractors supporting the Navy. For more general information see our website at www.4tug.com.
1. Mission Planning and Command and Control Software Development Team - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
TUG is seeking a team of 2 software engineering interns to support Mission Planning/Command and Control project work for a tactical planning and control application.

The initial effort is envisioned to involve working on the completion of Mission Planning and Monitoring functions that use position data sent by a specialized radio network to track conformance to a mission plan, and/or provide situational awareness and status monitoring for unplanned missions (e.g. rendering disaster assistance).

Subsequent efforts will involve the development of simulations and control components which will function as part of a control system for advanced data link equipment, and/or be part of the simulation test bed used to test and evaluate the control system.

The work will be performed largely on Sun/Solaris and PC/Windows platforms using primarily Java with some C/C++. Additional platforms may include PC/Linux platforms.

Required skills include: Java programming experience, object-oriented programming experience, basic data structures and software engineering.

Desirable skills include: knowledge of simulator design and development as well as familiarity with standard software development environments (e.g. Eclipse); knowledge of unit and integration testing; programming experience and/or training in C/C++; knowledge of Mercurial or other source control software; knowledge of GUI development using Java; familiarity with Microsoft Word including the use of type styles and templates.

You must be a US Citizen to apply to this position.

Location: San Diego, CA

Advanced Business Software, LLC Advanced Business Software, LLC
Advanced Business Software was founded in 1998 by Chief Executive, Frieda du Toit, a prominent thought leader in the development of innovative management tools for local and state governments. Advanced Business Software is a well-funded, privately owned corporation headquartered in San Diego, California. The company specializes in web-based, integrated software applications and services for local and state governments and is regarded as the leading provider in this space. Our software focuses on placing information into the hands of the people who are best positioned to respond quickly and effectively, while giving directors meaningful information upon which to base policy decisions. Advanced Business Software understands, for example, that dynamic changes are taking place in the public sector within the county departments who serve our communities. We strive to provide the tools that result in better services and greater efficiencies, making the lives of our users easier.
1. Team at Advanced Business Software - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Advanced Business Software is looking for two or three computer science students that are interested in a broad range of computer engineering activities from networks to software development.

Seeking students that have an interest in computer hardware, networks, software development, and support. Looking for intelligent, reliable, motivated and trustworthy students with great written and oral communication skills.

Although not required, a solid knowledge of the ASP.NET framework and various database management tools are necessary.

All applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents.

Location: San Diego, CA

AMETEK Programmable Power is a newly formed division of AMETEK, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of $2.5 billion. AMETEK has over 11,000 colleagues working at more than 80 manufacturing facilities and more than 80 sales and service centers in the United States and around the world. AMETEK Programmable Power Division (PPD) provides precision, programmable AC and DC power supplies, low power loads, power subsystems and application specific power solutions to customers requiring and valuing differentiated products and services. PPD fills applications and serves in four primary markets: Commercial & Industrial, Government & Defense, Commercial Aerospace, and Energy & Utilities.
1. Alternative Energy Project for AMETEK Programmable Power - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
AMETEK Programmable Power is looking for a 3 person team that can evaluate the power testing and simulation needs as related to energy storage for the various alternative energy and energy efficiency markets. Specifically, how big are the markets, how fast are they expected to grow, what are the technical requirements and how does AMETEK Programmable Power gain a sustainable, differentiated competitive advantage in the testing and simulation of high power, high voltage batteries and battery systems for use with photo voltaic (PV), wind, electric/hybrid Drive, and fuel cell energy generation.

The team needs to be capable of identifying existing technology needs as well as looking forward to identify both short term and long term potential technical developments. The scope is to include the business /market size, major players, market maturity, unit volumes, current test methodologies, technical specifications, and any regulatory requirements.

The expected deliverable will be a report detailing a business case for developing, internally or through strategic acquisitions, a configurable system of power and control equipment that will be a compelling solution for the test and simulation needs of the developing energy storage market of today and the future.

Project deliverables will include:

1. Market summary of energy storage test and simulation requirements by industry (PV, wind, hybrid drives, fuel cells) including: a. Test equipment (TE) requirements b. TE market size and growth for next 3-5 years c. Competitors serving the TE needs of the market

2. Marketing requirements document outlining concept proposal for differentiated, compelling TE solution addressing the market segments including: a. Concept Design b. Product positioning/key selling propositions c. Market opportunity d. Risks e. Financial analysis

AMETEK is seeking 3 students (2 electrical engineering graduate students and 1 MBA student).


MBA essential skills: technical background (electrical preferred)

MBA desirable skills: technical sales or product marketing background

Electrical engineering essential skills: Graduate students with skills in analog circuit design, digital signal processing, and working knowledge of power electronics design.

Electrical engineering desirable skills: CAD, SPICE Modeling, MatLab, and general laboratory skills.

Project Location: San Diego, CA

Must be eligible to work in the US and must be able to fulfill requirements of ITAR compliance.

BrightScope BrightScope
BrightScope is located in the Sorrento Mesa area of San Diego but has quickly captured national attention and gained substantial market traction because of its prominent role in the national policy debate on retirement issues. The company's mission is to increase the retirement security of America's workforce by bringing transparency and efficiency to the 401k plan market. BrightScope has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Business Week, CNN-Money, and CNBC.
BrightScope is looking for a talented team of 3-4 students to implement cloud deployment and scaling technology for its ratings and analytics software core. You will get to work with cutting edge technology and develop novel and powerful solutions.

Project Deliverables:

- Work with and learn about the Amazon EC2 platform, upon which BrightScope is deployed.

- Develop cloud deployment automation and configuration functionality.

- Design, build, and test functionality for detecting scale-up and scale-down conditions based on machine behavior and work queue size.


- Expertise in Python preferred, Java, or Ruby acceptable

- Knowledge of SQL and relational databases (MySQL preferred)

- Exceptional problem solving skills

You should be working towards a Bachelors, MS, or Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering or a related field.

Location: San Diego, CA

Broadcom Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art, system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything. Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2008 revenue of $4.66 billion, and holds over 3,100 U.S. and 1,400 foreign patents, more than 7,600 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.
With a pure digital CMOS approach and excellent blocking performance, Broadcom's Bluetooth chipsets and system solutions provide the technology to make wireless personal area networking a reality. Providing radio frequency, baseband, system and complete software support to OEMs and system integrators, Broadcom's Bluetooth chips enable the wireless sharing of data among scores of electronic devices, from mobile phones and wireless stereo headsets to PDAs and automobiles.

- Working with the Bluetooth FW team to debug and develop Bluetooth solutions on embedded, PC or Mac platforms. This includes reproducing bugs reported by customer, collecting USB or over-the-air Bluetooth traces, integration testing new FW bugs fixes, debugging and fixing FW issues, etc.

Certona Certona
Founded in 2004, Certona is the creator of Resonance, a real-time personalization and revenue optimization platform for multi-channel retailers. Resonance automates a company's ability to provide individualized experiences and product recommendations in real-time, increasing average order value and revenue per visit. The "self-optimizing" system is powered by sophisticated neural networks and a portfolio of algorithms to deliver real-time product, content, and promotional offers through multiple channels-- web, email, call center, point-of-sale, and mobile.
1. Software Test Automation Framework - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Certona is seeking two interns to supplement our software quality assurance to help build out our object oriented test automation framework using Ruby. These students would be integrated into our software design team to design, code, and iteratively implement the framework. This framework is essential to the growth of our organization and software quality. This will give the students hands-on experience in the software quality assurance discipline which is very difficult to teach in the classroom and is a great stepping stone into a development role.

Certona will hire two Computer Science majors at the junior, senior, or grad level.

Essential Skills include: understanding of the software development process, object oriented programming languages, and the ability to work productively on a team.

Desirable programming languages include at least one of the following: ASP.Net, C++, Java, Ruby, Perl- or similar programming languages.

Project Location: San Diego, CA

Cymer Cymer
Cymer, the world's leading supplier of excimer light sources, delivers the deep ultraviolet (DUV) photolithography sources that are essential to today's semiconductor marketplace. Known for its highly narrowed bandwidths, higher processing speeds, and reliability, Cymer light sources are key in enabling technology which has allowed the semiconductor industry to meet the exact specifications and manufacturing requirements for volume production of today's most advanced semiconductor chips. Designed to be highly reliable and compatible with existing semiconductor manufacturing processes, Cymer light sources enable the required resolution, depth of focus, and critical dimension control required to image semiconductor circuits.
1. Data Services Technical Support - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Cymer is seeking two interns for this project.

Fault Signature Detection (FSD) provides a means of processing chunks of laser data to automatically classify them as exhibiting one of several different faults. This helps Field Service and Engineering to very quickly narrow and correct the root cause of a problem, and improves the accuracy and efficacy of the solution. The current FSD is capable of analyzing only one of at least four different types of laser data. Additionally, the current system does not place the results into a hierarchy. The scope of the project is a)add to FSD the capability to process and create signatures of additional types of laser data and b) begin creating a method to more finely categorize found faults into a hierarchy.

Intern 1:

Objective: Upgrade the capabilities of the current FSD system to include use of all available logging information (current system only uses one type of log). Improve the user interface to both viewing FSD's results, and adding new signatures to the library. Begin work on categorizing and structuring resulting faults into a hierarchy.

Qualifications: Searching for a student pursuing a degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Electrical Engineering with emphasis in controls systems.

Good Matlab programming skills required, with practical experience a plus. Strong physics classroom work or background a plus. Good teamwork and technical writing skills required.

Intern 2:

Intern will be responsible for adding improvements to existing programs, creating web pages within an existing website, and developing/refactoring enterprise applications.

Candidate will help review, extend and contribute to one or more of the many internal projects currently active with in the DSTS group. These include Software development, web development (php), enterprise systems (python), Linux server maintenance and administration (shell scripting), as well as reports generation (Excel), data analysis (PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Oracle) and other related technologies.

Qualifications: Pursuing undergraduate degree in computer science or computer engineering. Web development knowledge is a plus. Basic experience in shell scripting, python, php, ASP, Linux, SQL, Oracle, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, or C/C++/C # is a plus.

Location: San Diego, CA

Cymer is seeking two interns for this project.

Intern 1:

The laser reliability dashboard metrics are out dated. They have to be modified and new web application has to be revised. Currently the laser reliability dashboard is designed over old technology- the new pages should be built over recent technology which includes graphical drill down. In addition, the intern will develop any additional metric pages required.

Intern will create and develop reliability metrics with drill down capability to the Analytical services web application. Department goal is to develop corporate reliability metrics with easy access. The metrics will be developed by Cymer Reliability department before intern starts at Cymer. THe objective of the interns is to formalize the metrics logic and build the metrics web page.

Qualifications: Seeking an undergrad pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering. Intern should have knowledge in ASP.net programming languages in a Windows environment.

Intern 2:

To resolve the identified gaps through development of the Oracle Quality module to define and establish the parameters for implementing receiving inspection plans in Oracle. The project will also link and define specifications to the Receiving Inspection Plan.

Intern will develop and implement an electronic data retention system for Cymer's Receiving Inspection measurement results.

Qualifications: Undergrad pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering. Classes taken in HTML, Java, and Visual C++ programming languages in a windows environment. Experience with Oracle development is preferred.

Location: San Diego, CA

Cymer is seeking two students for this project.

A significant number of custom pulse-pulse Matlab data analysis tools were created during XLR 600ix development. These tools provide significant benefits for XLA/XLR system performance evaluation. In-depth evaluation of system performance in standard tests requires using these analysis tools.

In this project an intern will review the existing tools and create user interface for non-Matlab users. It will require creating an infrastructure to support performance specifications of multiple laser systems. Based on the currently available Matlab data analysis scripts, develop efactory and field user friendly data analysis tools. Develop infrastructure to support multiple laser models and generate graphs for performance reports.

Qualifications: Seeking undergraduates working towards a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering. Classes taken with hands-on experience with Matlab and Visual Basic programming languages in a Windows environment.

Location: San Diego, CA

ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. We pioneered and continue to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, our flagship product, consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing and is the foundational product that builds out the ESET product line to include ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry.
ESET is seeking two interns for Summer 2010.

These two interns will work as a team to maintain and upgrade the interface into the research department's malware sample store to allow the technical support staff to submit samples of suspect malicious software. The submission system can be used to track detection of suspicious files over time, notify the submitter of the results of sample analysis and provide statistical reports.

Skills Required: Linux, OOP, Ruby, SQL

General Atomics Aeronautical General Atomics Aeronautical
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., an affiliate of General Atomics, delivers situational awareness by providing unmanned aircraft, radar, and electro-optic solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide. The companys Aircraft Systems Group is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable unmanned aircraft systems, including Predator A, Predator B, Sky Warrior, and the new Predator C Avenger. It also manufactures a variety of solid-state digital ground control stations (GCSs), including the next-generation Advanced Cockpit GCS, and provides pilot training and support services for UAS field operations. The Reconnaissance Systems Group designs, manufactures, and integrates the Lynx SAR/GMTI radar and sophisticated CLAW sensor control and image analysis software into both manned and unmanned aircraft. It also integrates other sensor and communication equipment into manned ISR aircraft and develops emerging technologies in solid-state lasers, electro-optic sensors, and ultra-wideband data links for government applications.
1. Team at General Atomics Aeronautical - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
General Atomics Aeronautical will hire two interns this summer from UCSD and we will partner them to be the Team at GA Aero.

Intern 1: Project Estimation Tool

Student will be required to code enhancements for in-house developed project estimation and tracking tool. The tool integrates multiple data sources along with manager input, to provide a framework to estimate future project needs based on historical data. Tool is a web application utilizing Ajax/YUI front end along with Ruby-on-rails back end.

Seeking one computer science student for this project. Grad student or senior preferred, may consider a junior. The ideal student would have experience and knowledge of the following:

- Relational Database Systems such as MySQL

- Ruby-on-rails

- Yahoo User Interface Toolkit (YUI)

- Javascript

- Web application development in general

Intern 2: UAV Autopilot Software Safety Improvements

Students will be introduced to the architecture and functionality of our UAV autopilot software. They will be asked to use the Python scripting language to create automated regression tests. They will be asked to also generate Cxx unit level test code for the same purpose. Automating the testing of existing functionality will greatly enhance the safety and reliability of this critical component of the UAV.

Students need a fundamental understanding of C, Python, and the Unix/Linux operating system. An aeronautical background would be advantageous. All disciplines welcome (computer, aerospace, electrical, mechanical, physics, etc.).

Location: San Diego, CA

Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. The Information System's Sector of Northrop Grumman is in the business of putting information to work. As a trusted partner, the company develops systems and solutions that deliver timely, enabling information where it is needed for its military, intelligence, federal, state, and local government, and commercial customers. From missile defense to strategic and tactical military to intelligence systems and command, control and communications centers and systems, we deliver total solutions to meet every requirement.
1. Information Monitoring and Recording Services - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Curious? Creative? Collaborative? Energetic? Driven?

Have a desire to work with teammates using XML, Java Web Services, Browser Displays, and C++ to produce a real product?

Northrop Grumman is seeking two college-enrolled junior or senior candidates to take on an exciting role as a Summer Intern Team developing a component for an information communication systems product.

Basic Qualifications for these positions include: completion of lower division coursework in Computer Science or related discipline with experience developing with C++, Java, and Web 2.0 in either Windows or Linux environments.

Desired skills include: Experience with object-oriented analysis and design, design patterns, UML, Service-Oriented Architectures, and XML.

Strong communication and teamwork are a must.

Seeking computer science students (or related discipline) with a 3.2 GPA or higher.

All applicants must be US Citizens and have the ability to obtain a security clearance.

Location: San Diego, CA

2. Web Based Application Software & Database Solutions - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Northrop Grumman is seeking 4 students for a summer team internship opportunity. Students should be computer science or computer engineering at the , junior, senior or MS level.

The project will be support senior engineers in analyzing requirements, implementing web based application software & database solutions to support internal process improvements and reporting requirements. Tasks may include data administration, user support, application coding, unit & integration testing, database design and implementation under close supervision of a senior software engineer.

Basic Qualifications: Candidate must be currently enrolled in college, ideally in their second or third year of a 4-5 years program actively pursuing a BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering. Candidate should be a good communicator who is self-motivated, a self-starter, a team player able to work on complex projects with multiple people.

Strong user skills with Microsoft Office are essential. Programming skills with Java, XML, HTML, ASP, AJAX, Visual Studio, Oracle, and SQL server databases are pluses. Knowledge of data analysis and graphical presentation techniques are useful.

Position requires a 3.0 GPA or better and all applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents.

Location: San Diego, CA

SANYO Electric Group, by developing unique technologies and offering excellent products and sincere services, seeks to become a corporation that is loved and trusted by people around the world. The Group seeks to become" as indispensable as the Sun" for the people of the world.
SANYO Electric Co. Ltd. is looking for a two person summer intern team to go to Osaka, Japan.

This team should be capable of researching the enhanced renewable energy technology, and designing market strategy with technical product competitive analysis and business benefits.

SANYO Smart Energy System includes Power Source Management solutions with the worlds first product of large capacity of Li-ion batteries and PV, to improve energy use for an entire campus, a single building, and all the way down to the elvel of individual house.

Some examples of what the interns will research include: solar forecasting, adaptive charging scheduler, or customer optimization of variable battery and PV portfolio.

This team will ideally be two graduate students: One Electrical Engineer and one MBA (marketing and finance).

The Electrical Engineer should be a software engineer with knowledge or background of multi-objective optimization and/or machine learning.

Internship Details:

- Paid a daily stipend

- Housing accomodation provided by SANYO (fully furnished and utilities included)

- Airfare, visa aquisition, travel cost and insurance is at the cost of the student

Location: Osaka, Japan

State Farm Insurance State Farm Insurance
State Farm's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. We are people who make it our business to be like a good neighbor; who built a premier company by selling and keeping promises through our marketing partnership; who bring diverse talents and experiences to our work of serving the State Farm customer. Our success is built on a foundation of shared values -- quality service and relationships, mutual trust, integrity and financial strength. Our vision for the future is to be the customer's first and best choice in the products and services we provide. We will continue to be the leader in the insurance industry and we will become a leader in the financial services arena. Our customers' needs will determine our path. Our values will guide us.
1. Soft-Story Seismic Testing Feasibility Study - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
State Farm Insurance is seeking two Structural Engineering (SE) students to work on this project over the summer. Some work will be done here at UCSD with the guidance of a UCSD faculty member; however, one month will be spent in Illinois at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne (UIUC). There, you will be paired with two other SE students from UIUC, as well as some business students from UIUC.

Soft-Story is a term describing open or weaker construction of the lower level in a building (typically the first story at grade) below levels of more rigid or solid construction (upper stories); commonly manifested by a lack of structural walls and bracing, or large openings in walls, for tuck-under parking, garages, or buildings with store-fronts or large windows. Soft-story construction is susceptible to damage and collapse during earthquakes due to lack of resistance to the horizontal ground motions accompanying seismic events.

This Project is an investigation into the performance of light-frame wood structures with soft-story construction in earthquake events, including both commercial and residential buildings. Commercial (California Zone only) - multi-story multi-family housing and open-front mercantile/office space Residential (all Zones with EQ exposure) single family homes; possibly some other occupancies Research should include review of existing unreinforced soft-story structures (un-mitigated risks) and existing retro-fit installations. Secondary research needs to be performed to identify previous investigations of, and design solutions for, soft-story issues. Limited field investigation should be conducted in representative construction types at multiple locations (multiple states as accessible to the interns).

An appropriate model needs to be developed for testing, from one (or a combination) of the following: an existing predominate risk (construction type) identified in multiple locations an existing common retrofit measure a new concept for loss mitigation of potential soft-story damage The goal of the Project is to prepare a feasibility study for performing a shake-table test of the selected model (including costs, timing, criteria and other requirements). The approach is anticipated to consist of testing the selected predominate risk with retro-fit/mitigation measure in place, then testing without mitigation, for purposes of comparison of performance and evaluation of benefit.

Two Structural Engineering students are needed with knowledge in the following:

- light-frame wood construction

- shake-table experimentation

- seismic analysis and detailing/design

- familiarity with seismic behavior and risk levels nationwide

- ability to access seismic records as a basis for future testing

- knowledge of building codes- especially 2009 IBC and IRC.

The goal is that this project will continue on a part time basis into the fall quarter. So please only apply if you have an interest in continuing to work in the fall. You will continue to get paid for the work that you do.

For the month that students will travel to Illinois:

Flight, housing, and local travel costs will all be paid by State Farm.

Payment: State Farm will be paying students at an hourly rate for the work they do here at UCSD and for the work they do in Illinois.

Location: UC San Diego and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne.

TetraVue TetraVue
TetraVue is a start-up company that is a member of the EvoNexus. EvoNexus is an incubator for early stage high tech companies in the San Diego area. The brainchild of San Diego high tech industry group, CommNexus, EvoNexus provides mentoring, education, facilities, utilities, and other services for start-up companies before they have achieved sustainability through revenues or private funding. TetraVue is developing high resolution 3D measurement and imaging technology that will greatly increase the speed and accuracy of acquiring 3D metrology. The new type of camera will produce megapixel 3D images with survey-grade shape and dimensional information in real-time. This capability is needed in a variety of applications from construction and civil infrastructure to motion picture special effects.
1. Development of Software to Process and Analyze 3D Data - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
TetraVue is in the process of developing high resolution 3D cameras and other 3D capture technologies. By delivering the best of digital imaging and 3D capture technologies, TetraVue's products will have a significatn impact on the burgeoning 3D entertainment and data markets. This product will be able to capture Megapixel 3D images with complete depth information in real time.

An important task is to process the stream of 3D and image data that is being generated in the camera. Tetravue is seeking a team of 2 students to work on software development and data processing.

Work will include: visualization of the raw 3D data, implementing image processing algorithms, and processing of data into standard 3D formats such as 3DS, Maya, CAD, etc.

Students should be proficient in imaging hardware, computer programming, 3D software or algorithm development. Hands on experience with optoelectronics is a plus.

Applicants must be US Citizen or permanent residents.

Location: San Diego, CA

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