Impossible Sensing offers dynamic opportunities for exceptional interns to participate in meaningful and challenging work at our St. Louis headquarters. Internship terms are currently only offered to bachelor's degree or higher-level students during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Our current internship opportunities below are part-time and can be tailored to fit the students' schedules.
We're always looking for new opportunities to engage with students. If our current internships aren't the right fit, we encourage you to still apply and tell us how you can contribute to our growing team in a meaningful and positive way. We're willing to work with the right candidates to create individualized internships in your area of interest.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER INTERNSHIP
SCOPE - Aid Impossible Sensing in developing basic user interfaces for instrument control that can be used for internal testing and/or be delivered to clients. UI should synchronize various hardware components (e.g. laser, detector), read out instrument telemetry data, and allow for basic user control of operational parameters. UI should be readily adaptable to control different Impossible instruments depending on the application.
PREREQUISITES - Junior or Senior; experience in UI development and/or hardware control; basic knowledge of interfacing with FPGA and MCU; basic understanding of communication interfaces (USB, Ethernet, RS-232, etc.); proficiency in scientific programming language (e.g. Python, MATLAB, etc.); preferably has laboratory or research experience.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER INTERNSHIP
SCOPE - Aid Impossible Sensing in developing custom electronics (PCB’s) and firmware (C/C++ and VHDL/Verilog) for synchronized hardware control that can be used for internal testing and/or be delivered as part of an instrument to clients. Work will involve designing, assembling, testing (electronics and function), and integrating customized circuitry into IMS prototype instruments and commercial products.
PREREQUISITES - Junior or Senior; experience in circuit and PCB design and fabrication; firmware design and debugging experience; basic knowledge of interfacing with FPGA and MCU; basic understanding of communication interfaces (USB, Ethernet, RS-232, etc.); proficiency in C/C++; preferably has rapid prototyping experience.
MECHANICAL ENGINEER INTERNSHIP
SCOPE - Aid Impossible Sensing in designing components, subsystems, and/or complete optical sensors and other scientific instruments in CAD software (Solidworks, Fusion 360). Work will be heavily focused on mechanical design but will also include prototyping (3D printing, CNC machining) design concepts, assembling hardware, and functional testing of both prototype and commercial instruments. Work will also include performing thermal, vibration, and/or shock simulations as necessary.
PREREQUISITES - Junior or Senior; experienced in mechanical design software, preferably Solidworks or Fusion 360; experience in thermal/shock/vibration simulations preferred but not necessary; preferably has laboratory or research experience.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, CONTACT INFO@IMPOSSIBLESENSING.COM