Summer 2023 Intern - Optical Engineering | Alcon

Nov. 9, 2022
locations: Lake Forest, California
time type: Full time
posted on: Posted 2 Days Ago
job requisition id: R-2022-19151

About Alcon:

As the global leader in eye care, Alcon has built a rich history of providing innovative products to customers and patients all over the world. We’re extremely proud of our legacy and the significant way we’ve helped to shape the industry over the last 70 years, but we’re just getting started. Our relentless passion to eliminate unmet medical needs drives our pursuit to further advance eye health worldwide. We’re looking for exceptionally talented, driven people who want to make a difference. If you’d like to help us change the way the world sees, this is your chance to Be Brilliant!

Position Description:

Alcon’s Opto-mechanical Engineering team is seeking a summer intern to support in the design, development and testing of optical systems, modules or sub-modules. This individual will support development of optical calibration or metrology tools/systems. Detailed work will include:

  • designing/developing/setting up optical benchtops and fixture
  • development of algorithms
  • performing experiments
  • analyzing data

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college for at least one semester prior to internship or co-op, and at least one additional semester following internship or co-op.
  • Must be pursuing at least a Bachelors degree in Optics/Optical Engineering, Biomedical Optics/imaging, Vision Science, Optometry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related major.
  • Academic performance: Minimum cumulative GPA 2.8/4.0
  • Demonstrated leadership skills (i.e. extracurricular activities or projects)
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship (students on an F1 visa with CPT can be accommodated)
  • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week, full time (40 hours per week) summer internship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Optical Design software, such as Zemax or equivalent
  • Data analysis experience, specifically with Matlab, labview, C, C++ or related
  • Experience with Imaging systems such as Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) or Confocal Scanning Ophthalmoscope, a plus
  • Experience with Optical Metrology or characterization, a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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