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Intern-Engineering (Material Science)



Mt Holly Springs, PA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

Visit our careers page to see what exciting opportunities and company perks await!

Job Description:

The Microchip Frequency and Timing Systems business unit is a world leader in precise time solutions and sets the world's standard for time. Our work produces, distributes, and applies precise time for the communications, aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure, and measurement industries.

Our Vectron group in Mount Holly Springs, PA, is a market leader specializing in Quartz Precision Oscillators and Frequency Control Solutions. We are seeking a current college student to fill an Intern role. This position is a fit for someone that enjoys technical achievement, cooperative research, never-ending chances to learn, and a friendly team environment. You will work alongside senior design engineers to develop the skills required to test, characterize, and launch new designs along with supporting existing designs in production. The opportunity requires the candidate to be a self-motivated person who is proactive and goal-oriented. Join our team and be a part of the fast-growing, cutting-edge technology.


  • Participate in the design and execution of experiments related to piezoelectric processing, and characterization.
  • Assist in the analysis and interpretation of data, contributing to the development of innovative piezoelectric applications.
  • Support the team in maintaining laboratory equipment and ensuring a safe working environment.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate piezoelectric technology into new and existing products.
  • Engage in literature reviews and research to apply the latest advancements in material science to piezoelectric engineering.
  • Prepare reports and presentations to communicate research findings to the team and stakeholders.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • A strong foundation in material science principles, particularly those relevant to Piezoelectric materials. Demonstrated interest in piezoelectric technology and its applications.
  • Basic experience with laboratory techniques, equipment, and safety protocols.
  • Proficiency in data analysis software (e.g., Excel, MATLAB, Python) is preferred.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
U.S. Export Controls Requirements: This job requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by the export laws of the United States. Candidates are required to provide proof of either US citizenship, Permanent US residency or classification as a protected individual as defined in 8 USC 1324b (a) (3).

Travel Time:

No Travel

Physical Attributes:

Hearing, Seeing, Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements:

100% inside, 80% sitting, 10% walking, 10% standing

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.