Hardware Engineer Intern - Communications/Electrical

US - MD - Germantown Ref #12782 01-Aug-2022

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities 

As a Hardware Engineer Intern, you'll have the opportunity to support our Ground C4 line of business within our Government Systems business segment. You'll be focusing on communications engineering, with an even more granular focus on electrical.

Specifically, you will be working on the LinkWay satellite communications system, one of the several products of the GC4. Due to its consistent, field tried performance and reliability, LinkWay has become a key networking component used by government and commercial customers worldwide. Achieving and maintaining this status is largely the result of a complex development process that takes places behind the scenes in Viasat offices and labs. An important part of this process is the ability to re-create realistic operating conditions in the lab.

In this internship position, you are instrumental to crafting and implementing simulations of satellite links used by LinkWay modems. At the same time you will collaborate with the LinkWay software engineers and engineering interns in validating and tuning up settings that is important to continuous delivery of high quality features.


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Eng/Signal Processing, Electrical Engineering & Communications Technology, Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Systems & Control, and/or a related field
  • Experience with communications
  • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week summer internship


  • Experience with RF
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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED
Years of Experience
0-2 years
Up to 10%
US Citizenship required
Worker Classification
At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. For United States-based jobs only: The pay range for this position is $ to annually; however, base pay may vary within this range depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.  Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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