INTERNSHIPS

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES​

 

 

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 typical internship opportunities are part-time and can be tailored to fit the students' schedules. 

 

Although our Spring and Summer positions have already been filled, we encourage you to check back with us in the future for new opportunities in Fall 2021 and beyond.  Also, you can follow us on social media to keep up with what we are doing year-round.
 

 

 

FALL 2021 SEMESTER 

 

Submissions Accepted: Senior Design Projects, Co-Ops, Internships 

Announcement: July 5 

Submission Deadline: Aug 2

Acceptance Announced: Aug 13 

Start: Aug 30 

End: Dec 10 

 

Electrical Engineer (Part-Time Internship, Co-Op, or Senior Design)

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. 

Student Time Commitment and Duration: Minimum of 16 hours (or 2 full days) per week; full semester 

Pre-requisites: 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 (Part-Time Internship, Co-Op, or Senior Design) 

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. 

Student Time Commitment and Duration: Minimum of 16 hours (or 2 full days) per week; full semester 

Pre-requisites: 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 

 

Optical Instrument Technician (Part-Time Internship or Co-Op) 

Internship Scope: Aid Impossible Sensing in assembling and testing optical sensors and other scientific instruments. Work will be heavily focused on hands-on assembly, alignment, and testing of IMS instrumentation. Work will include documentation of processes and reporting of progress to ensure deliverables are completed on time.

 

Student Time Commitment and Duration: Minimum of 16 hours (or 2 full days) per week; full semester 

Pre-requisites: Junior or Senior; experienced in hands-on design and execution of experiments; preferably has experience handling/assembling optical systems; preferably has laboratory or research experience 

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2022 SEMESTER

 

Submissions Accepted: Senior Design Projects, Co-Ops, Internships 

Announcement:  Nov 1 

Submission Deadline: Nov 29 

Acceptance Announced: Dec 13 

Start: Jan 18 

End: Apr 29 

SUMMER 2022 SEMESTER

 

Submission Accepted: paid internships 

Announcement: Feb 14

Submission Deadline: Mar 14

Acceptance Announced: Mar 28 

Start: May 23 

End: Aug 1 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, CONTACT INFO@IMPOSSIBLESENSING.COM

OUR INTERNS

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SAMUEL OWEN

California Institute of Technology

Software Engineering

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"The work going on at IMS never gets old. How could making the impossible a reality get old? It is constantly evolving, dynamic, and always so interesting."

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MATTHEW BITNER-GLINDZICZ

Washington University

Mechanical Engineering

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"I truly believe the work we are doing can one day change the world."

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ARIELLE SEXTON

Washington University

Electrical Engineering

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"At Impossible I’ve had freedom to work on the projects I’ve found the most interesting and I’ve been encouraged to use my internship as an opportunity to do my own research and learn new things."

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ANDREW BERGANTZ

Washington University

Mechanical Engineering

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"At IMS you get a chance to be a part of the entire engineering process. You get to design something knowing it will actually go into space or on an actual mission. That is so cool to me."

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LOUIE KOTLER

Washington University

Electrical Engineering

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"At Impossible, I can start on day one with a whiteboard design and finish my last day with a physical design in my hand. At another company I would be working on a tiny portion of a sub project that doesn’t matter. Here, everything matters."