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Optical Software Summer Intern - Fairport, NY

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51534


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 markets 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 Software Intern Program is to set a higher standard on talent by strengthening our pipeline for entry level roles for immediate and future needs.

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 fields.

Scope of Role:

  • Summer intern position to support the manufacturing and engineering of premier, high-precision optical systems in Corning's Advanced Optics division.
  • This internship is for students with strengths and interests in the intersection of optics, math, and computer science.
  • Primary duties will involve developing or refining data-analysis algorithms, design-optimization software, or graphical user interfaces for real-time metrology-bench data processing.

Education & Experience:

  • We are seeking a BS, MS, or PhD candidate, having completed at least three years' higher education.
  • We need optics coursework in geometrical optics, physical optics, and interferometry.
  • Math coursework in multivariable calculus and linear algebra.
  • Experience with engineering or scientific calculations, using MATLAB or Python.



  • Summer 2022, 8-12 weeks


Program Benefits:

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


Intern Activities:

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


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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


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