Summer/Fall Co-op in Optical Engineering | Danbury Mission Technologies

Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Position Location: 
Danbury, CT
Job Description: 

Come join a company where what you do makes a difference.  For over 50 years, Danbury Mission Technologies, located in Danbury, CT has forged groundbreaking technologies that have pushed the limits of physics, engineered the impossible, and provided actionable intelligence to keep our Armed Forces and nation safe.  We are dedicated to helping you grow your career by using all your talents, insights and experiences in a welcoming team environment. Bring your passion, commitment and curiosity and come grow with us as together we work to make our world a safer place.

You will benefit from working side by side with a talented and experienced group of professionals eager to mentor.  Day to day activities can involve significant interaction with various functional groups such as Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Test Engineering and Manufacturing, allowing for additional broad learning opportunities.  Position will begin in May 2021 and run through December 2021. (This is not a summer internship)

As an Optical Engineering Co-op, you will be supporting the design, manufacturing and test of optical systems such as mirrors, lenses and telescopes.  Task will include:

  • Test
  • Planning & Execution
  • Data Analysis
  • Optical Assemblies

A stipend and/or housing allowance is offered to those who meet the eligibility requirements.  Students are responsible for securing their own housing if needed.

Experience/Preferred Skills/Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a lab
  • Exposure to courses in Optical Engineering helpful


  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Optical Engineering, physics, or astronomy from an accredited institution
  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 college credits
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred

Collaborating with world class experts, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions in fulfillment of our customers’ requirements.  We believe in our mission and we believe in supporting our employees.  We offer policies and programs that provide opportunities for continual learning, career growth and work/life balance along with a full suite of health and welfare benefits. 

Due to government contract requirements, sole US Citizenship, and not dual citizenship with another country, is required.

Danbury Mission Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.