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Rising to the challenges of COVID-19

The COVID pandemic has impacted every aspect of life-how we live, work, and interact. At MERL, we are committed to maintaining our internship program through these challenging times.

MERL continues to actively seek candidates for research internships -- some of the posted positions are immediately available, while others target the summer of 2021. Please consider applying for positions of interest. Our researchers will follow up to schedule an interview by phone or video conference for qualified candidates.

Due to the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, our current internships are mostly remote. Next summer we hope the situation will be better and our internships will be at MERL, but if it is not, most internships will continue to be remote. However, some of the internships require onsite work. Please check for any specific requirements for onsite work in the job description.


  • SP1504: Coherent Imaging Systems

    • MERL is seeking an intern to work on coherent optical imaging. The ideal candidate would be an experienced PhD student or post-graduate researcher working in coherent imaging. The candidate should have a detailed knowledge of optical interferometry and imaging with a focus on either optical coherence tomography, optical coherence microscopy or FMCW LIDAR. Strong programming skills in MATLAB are essential. Experience of working in an optical lab environment is a required. Duration is 3 to 6 months. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Computational Sensing, Electronic and Photonic Devices
    • Host: David Millar
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  • SP1513: Designing and optimizing photonic devices using deep learning

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified individual to join our internship program and conduct research in the area of photonic and nanophotonic device design and optimization using deep learning. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in the simulation (such as Lumerical FDTD), design, and testing of devices for optical communications and/or optical computing, as well as hands-on experience in deep learning (such as autoencoders and GANs using Tensorflow/Keras/PyTorch). Experience in silicon photonics, photonic crystal, plasmonicss, metasurface optics, optimization algorithms, machine learning, quantum computing, photonic device fabrication/measurements, and mask designs for InP and silicon photonic MPW would be considered an asset. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. or in their senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply.

    • Research Areas: Applied Physics, Electronic and Photonic Devices, Machine Learning
    • Host: Keisuke Kojima
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  • SA1573: Design and simulation of metasurface optics using deep learning

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified individual to join our internship program and conduct research in the area of metasurface optic device simulation and design using deep learning. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in the simulation (such as Lumerical FDTD or open-source equivalents), design, and testing of metasurface optics, as well as hands-on experience in deep learning (such as autoencoders and GANs using Tensorflow/Keras/PyTorch). Experience in related fields (silicon photonics, plasmonics, optimization algorithms, machine learning, etc.,) would be considered a plus. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. or are in their senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply.

    • Research Areas: Electronic and Photonic Devices, Machine Learning, Optimization
    • Host: Matt Brand
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  • MD1561: Desgn and fabrication of power devices in power electronics or RF

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified individual to join our 3-month internship program to carry out research in the area of power electronics and RF semiconductors devices. The ideal candidate should have a significant background in the simulation and design of a 2D and 3D GaN devices using Matlab and TCAD. Proficiency in device semiconductor modeling or hands-on experience in GaN device fabrication processes and a deep knowledge of negative capacitance would be a great asset. Candidates who hold a PhD or in their senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Electronic and Photonic Devices
    • Host: Koon Hoo Teo
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  • MD1505: Machine Learning for Microwave Circuit Intelligent Design

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated, and qualified individual to join our internship program of exploring machine learing for microwave circuit intelligent design research. The ideal candidate should be a senior Ph.D. student with rich experience in machine learning/reinforcement learning. Knowledge of optimization, RF/Microwave integrated circuits, stochastic signal processing, and python programming skills are required. Duration is 3-6 months with a flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Electronic and Photonic Devices, Machine Learning
    • Host: Rui Ma
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