Internship | Carson Optical

Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Position Level: 
Position Location: 
Hauppauge, N.Y.
Job Description: 

Internship Opportunity – Summer 2013
Carson Optical is a consumer product company that specializes in optical goods, such as binoculars, magnifiers, telescopes, lighting products, and more. We are looking for an optics intern for this summer that will have the opportunity to take several concepts from initial idea to a finished consumer product.
Job Description: On the first day of this internship, we will provide the intern with several product concepts that we are trying to develop, and it would be up to this person to research the product categories and try to design a better product. Carson produces a broad range of products, so in addition to optical and mechanical design, these projects might also involve materials engineering (fabrics, plastics, metals, etc), lens design, design for manufacturing, optical properties and coatings, etc. We are not looking to hire an expert in all of the aforementioned fields. However, we do require that the intern be willing to pick up the phone and find answers to an engineering problem, even when it is an area that they know nothing about. Being able to solve a problem or find an answer is much more critical to this position than knowing the answer at the outset. The work will also involve patent research, which may lead to the intern’s name on utility and/or design patents at the end of the summer.

Optics, Electro-Optics, Applied Physics, and/or Mechanical Engineering majors preferred

Preferably in junior year or later

Interest in product design and ability to understand what the consumer wants

Some experience with CAD design software, preferably SolidWorks or ProE

Some experience with optical software, Zemax, Code V, OSLO, etc.

Creative person that can think outside-the-box
Salary: $700 per week
We are currently accepting resumes and will be conducting interviews in early to mid-February via Skype or in person at our Hauppauge office, depending on the individual’s availability and location.

Carson Optical
35 Gilpin Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788


Please email résumés and any questions to Michelle Hyers at