R&D Device Physics Intern (Fall 2024)

First Solar

First Solar

Perrysburg, OH, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Job Description

Basic Job Scope:

Leading the world’s sustainable energy future, First Solar interns work around the globe/country in research and development, marketing, project development, information technology, engineering, energy services and much more. When you work at First Solar, you will be challenged every day and provided real world experience. You will be given the opportunity to find new solutions and develop new skills to further advance your skillset. At First Solar we strive to foster a culture that encourages innovation through collaboration, urging colleagues to take smart risks, learning from failures and course correcting, and owning personal accountability for contributing to our mission.

Expected Length of Internship:

  • 4 months, Fall 2024
  • As an internship company, we allow flexibility to enroll in classes while working as an intern, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the essential functions of the position.

Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in mathematics, computer science, material science, solid-state physics, astronomy, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, or related field
  • Must currently be enrolled in a PhD program fulfilling a graduation requirement for the degree.
  • First Solar encourages all interns to register their internship with their university.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop functional codes in at least one of the following object-oriented programing languages: MATLAB, C++, C#.
  • Clear and concise communication skills, verbal and written.

Basic Internship Scope (Project):

  • Participate in development of new and troubleshooting of existing simulation tools and perform device and process simulations against experimentally observed phenomena.
  • Upon the completion of this internship, the intern is required to present their accomplishments and project summary to the leadership team.

Estimated Salary Range:

  • $17.00 - $27.27/Hour

US Physical Requirements:

All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. To best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check and any other tests that may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.