Research & Development Intern:

Keller Texas

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Scope of Internship:

  • Internship focused on development engineering focused on advancing optical fiber connectivity innovation.
  • Solving problems based on fundamental understanding gained through the use of the scientific method and DOE.
  • Team based environment with internship work focused on a work-stream of an ongoing project.
  • Work closely with engineers and technicians to design and develop new process methods and technologies for fiber optic termination.
  • Collaboration with internal and external subject matter experts.
  • Application of statistical tools.
  • Provide project support to evaluate process concepts through configuration and modification of lab based systems.
  • Review and interpret data to make recommendations on immediate actions, long term corrective actions, follow-up experiments, etc.
  • Define and carry out experimental plans by setting up equipment (such as various types of measurement systems and mechanical apparatus), performing experimentation, data collection & analysis, and providing test reports.
  • Maintain and improve a safe work environment.


Required Education:

  • Pursuing BS in an Engineering field.   Preferably a rising Jr or Sr in Mechanical, Electrical, Material Science or Chemical Engineering.   


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated problem solving techniques Demonstrated, applied mechanical aptitude.
  • Demonstrated, applied mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to clearly express technical ideas.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work in teams.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint)


Desired Skills:

  • CAD Experience (Pro Engineer a PLUS)
  • Ability to interpret drawings and schematics.
  • Capable of performing complex data analysis using MS excel (SPC), or statistical software such as JMP or Minitab.
  • Familiar with fiber optic theory.


Soft Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Personal initiative and commitment
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups;  team building skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic 

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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