Optical Process Engineer Intern – Summer 2024 | Applied Materials

Applied Materials
October 19, 2023
January 17, 2024
Santa Clara, California
Job Type
IA Member?
Job Focus
  • Image Science
  • Optics
  • Optical Engineering
  • Optical Physics
  • Optomechanical Engineering
  • Photonics
  • Quantum
Job Field
  • Research and Development
Student Standing Desired
  • BS
  • MS
  • PhD
Citizenship Desired or Required
  • International Student
  • Permanent Resident
  • US Citizen


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Applied Materials, Inc. is the global leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

Applied Materials’ CTO Engineered Optics is searching for an intern to join our team in 2024! The CTO Engineered Optics team collaborates through many cross-function teams to create new optical solutions through materials science and technology.


  • Design experiments, perform experiments, and analyze data with statistics and compile reports with high level conclusions on technically challenging process engineering experiments
  • Assist with laboratory demonstrations including tool preparation, processing wafers, measuring wafers, and summarizing data, and planning next experiments.
  • Lead development projects collaborating with hardware, software, and wafer metrology teams.
  • Troubleshoot a variety of complex problems, perform root cause analysis, and resolve the issues to meet customer requirements.
  • Support process engineering through procurement, shipping, and inventory functions


  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or advanced degree in Optical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field
  • Student must be in good academic standing with a preferred GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Experience of ALD, CVD, and/or PVD film deposition is preferred
  • Experience in cleanroom environment is preferred
  • Flexible and adaptable mindset

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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