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Optical Design Eng. Intern - Fairport, NY

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Date: Jan 5, 2021

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43405


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.


Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial segments that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


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



Summer engineering intern position to support the manufacturing and engineering of world-class, high-precision optical systems. This is a dynamic position for an individual to work as part of Corning Advanced Optics’ optical design team to model, tolerance and analyze complex optical systems from concept to completion.

Primary duties will encompass developing optical simulation and analysis tools to aid in understanding optical performance of lens systems between hardware laboratory measurements and theoretical design. Person may also engage in assessing new lens opportunities for performance and manufacturing build strategies.



  • BS or MS Candidate, having completed at least three years' higher education. • Coursework in geometrical optics, physical optics, aberration theory and interferometry.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of analysis tools such as Mathematica, Mathcad, or Visual Basic programming in Excel.
  • Experience with major optical design software desired (e.g. CODE V, Zemax, LightTools, ASAP, etc.).



  • Summer 2021, 8-12 weeks Corning Advanced Optics is an industry leader in the manufacture of high precision optical systems for lithography and inspection applications, metrology measurement tools and laser components.


This is an exciting company with complete in-house design engineering, fabrication, and testing disciplines.


Program Benefits:

  • We offer competitive salaries, housing assistance, and travel reimbursement


Intern Activities:

  • Social and networking events, volunteer opportunities, and community Involvement


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Are you ready to start an exciting internship with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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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