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Piezoelectric Engineering Intern (Material Science)

The Microchip Frequency and Timing Systems business unit is a world leader in precise time solutions and sets the world's standard for time.  Our work produces, distributes, and applies precise time for the communications, aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure, and measurement industries.

Our Vectron group in Mount Holly Springs, PA, is a market leader specializing in Quartz Precision Oscillators and Frequency Control Solutions. We are seeking a current college student to fill an Intern role. This position is a fit for someone that enjoys technical achievement, cooperative research, never-ending chances to learn, and a friendly team environment. You will work alongside senior design engineers to develop the skills required to test, characterize, and launch new designs along with supporting existing designs in production. The opportunity requires the candidate to be a self-motivated person who is proactive and goal oriented.  Join our team and be a part of the fast-growing, cutting-edge technology.


  • Participate in the design and execution of experiments related to piezoelectric processing, and characterization.
  • Assist in the analysis and interpretation of data, contributing to the development of innovative piezoelectric applications.
  • Support the team in maintaining laboratory equipment and ensuring a safe working environment.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate piezoelectric technology into new and existing products.
  • Engage in literature reviews and research to apply the latest advancements in material science to piezoelectric engineering.
  • Prepare reports and presentations to communicate research findings to the team and stakeholders.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • A strong foundation in material science principles, particularly those relevant to Piezoelectric materials. Demonstrated interest in piezoelectric technology and its applications.
  • Basic experience with laboratory techniques, equipment, and safety protocols.
  • Proficiency in data analysis software (e.g., Excel, MATLAB, Python) is preferred.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills