Summer 2024 R&D Engineering Intern – Optical Sciences / Opto-mechanical / Optical Metrology | Alcon

October 16, 2023
January 14, 2024
Belmont, CA
Job Type
IA Member?
Job Focus
  • Optics
  • Optical Engineering
  • Optical Physics
Student Standing Desired
  • BS
  • MS
  • PhD
Citizenship Desired or Required
  • International Student
  • Permanent Resident
  • US Citizen


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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.

We help people see brilliantly.  We care for and delight our customers.  We pursue and drive innovation.  We care for and inspire our people.  We do this through our values and behaviors: We deliver results and our best in all we do.  We do the right things in the right way.  We create, enhance, and transform.  We take a stand and speak up.  We succeed together.  We unleash the full potential of our people.

If you’d like to help us change the way the world sees, this is your chance to Be Brilliant!


Position Description:

The Alcon Belmont R&D team is looking for an intern to join us onsite for 10-12 weeks in Summer 2024 at the Belmont, CA location. Alcon interns will have the opportunity to not only gain industry experience and network with other Alcon professionals but will also have the chance to make a real-world impact by working on meaningful projects that will help patients and customers see brilliantly.  Alcon also offers interns personal and professional development, high visibility and coaching and mentoring opportunities.

We are looking for students from the following engineering majors: Optical Engineering/Sciences, Physics / Electro-Optical Engineering or related major.

As a Summer 2023 Intern at Alcon, you would work with the Alcon team on the development a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind accommodating IOL. Activities may include:

Develop/improve optical test methods for characterizing optical performance of Fluid Accommodating IOLs. Collect and analyze optical metrology data to enable process improvements. Design and test mechanical fixtures to be used in conjunction with test equipment and test methods. Assist in studies intended to characterize interactions between laser light delivery devices and IOL materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college for at least one semester prior to internship, and at least one additional semester following your internship.

Must be pursuing a degree in Optical Sciences/Engineering, Physics, Electrical, Mechanical, Bio-medical Engineering or related major.

Undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Ability to commit to a 10-12 week, full time (40 hours per week) summer internship

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