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Software Developer Intern

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Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43761


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Corning’s summer internship experience is rich with hands-on learning. You’ll live, work, and experience the communities in which Corning operates, while building on-the-job skills. As our Intern, you will be responsible for developing applications and infrastructure to support Corning’s materials informatics initiatives. Candidates must have experience in one or more programming languages. This position requires good communication and interpersonal skills for collaboration with remote team members.


The purpose of our Intern Program is to raise the bar on talent by strengthening our pipeline for entry level roles for immediate and future needs.


To be considered for an internship at Corning Incorporated, you must be actively enrolled at a college or university as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree or higher. You must also have a current cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 0.00 to 4.00 scale).


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Program Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Housing assistance
  • Travel reimbursement


Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community Involvement


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a larger project team on various aspects of software engineering
  • Under the direction of project managers, provide support to the larger team goals of developing software to enable the use of scientific information generated in Research and Development
  • Work with design experts and users to consider the user experience
  • Write supporting documentation as necessary for long-term maintenance purposes


Travel requirements (please note if international):

  • Anticipated travel time <10% (domestic).


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • M-F; 40 hours per week
  • Some flexibility required
  • Duration: Summer 2021, 8-12 weeks


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

  • Pursuing Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
    • Will also consider engineering majors with accompanying strong software skills
  • To qualify for internship, students must be enrolled for school in Fall of 2021. Bachelor's students should be going into senior year (or 2nd year for graduate students).


Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Foundational knowledge of software algorithms, data structures and design principles with a proven ability to design and build code
  • Experience with multiple programming languages including Python
  • Basic understanding of data science and statistical principles


Desired Skills:

  • Strong Python programming skills
  • Data science skills
  • Experience with semantic web technologies
  • Experience with research processes, either from undergraduate or graduate research projects
  • Experience with basic software development tools such as git


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Must be self-motivated to deliver meaningful results as required by project
  • Collaborative and able to openly engage with colleagues from diverse cultures, disciplines and backgrounds to achieve project goals
  • The ability to communicate effectively by phone and video with team members in multiple locations
  • The ability to deal with uncertainty


This position does not support immigration sponsorship


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.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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