CO-OP Student - Engineering

Date: Aug 30, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Advanced Materials and Microsystems Group is a multidisciplinary group that works at the convergence of materials science and micro- and nanoscale engineering to develop microsystems with novel functionality. We develop materials, microfabrication processes, and multifunctional microsystems, with the aim to leverage properties at the small scale in everything we do. Our activities range from forming metamaterials and phase-change materials, to integrating optoelectronic devices in unusual form factors such as fibers and fabrics, to developing microfluidic devices based on electrowetting, to creating new materials and new processes for 3D printing. Our application space is equally broad: it encompasses low-cost picosatellites fabricated in a silicon foundry, advanced fibers that can sense and communicate and be woven into clothing, energy-efficient microhydraulic actuators for micro-robotics, optofluidics for enhanced eyewear, and energy storage and energy harvesting components. Our high-impact work is enabled by the Microelectronics Laboratory, the Defense Fabric Discovery Center, and other cleanroom facilities at the Laboratory.

Job Description


The group seeks a co-op to assist staff members in the Mechanical Engineering field of design, structural analysis, assembly, integration and testing. Design duties include using CAD software to make part models, generating drawings and ensuring proper fabrication of parts. Structural analysis duties could include: creating and running finite element models, analyzing model results and structural or thermal testing.  

The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and assist staff members in the fields of electrical design and textile engineering. Mechanical design tasks may include computer aided design and finite element modeling. Testing duties could include preparing for and supporting component and/or system level testing.




  • Currently enrolled in a formal coop program of study in engineering or physics (Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • Completed Mechanical Design, Mechanics of Materials or equivalent classes
  • GPA 3.5/4.0 or higher
  • Mechanical CAD experience preferred, but not required


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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


Requisition ID: 39565 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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