Opto-Mechanical Engineer Intern

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #12770 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 Mechanical Engineer Intern, you will be responsible for mechanical design and test of Free Space Optics products and test fixtures, from conceptual design and analysis through transition to production, for defense  applications. You will also create solid models of equipment, analyze hardware as required to meet customer environment, and assist with product testing. You will be solving optical, structural and mechanical problems. You will be working on mobile terminal mechanical development.


  • Currently pursing a Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering and/or a related field
  • Must be able to work independently and solve complex problems
  • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week summer internship


  • Previous internship experience
  • Experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD software
  • Experience with thermal or structural analysis
  • Classes taken in fluids, stress analysis, structures, strength of materials
  • Experience with electronics using circuit boards (PWA or PWB)
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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
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