Getting an internship is essential to your career success and the federal government is one of the best places to work as an intern. You learn a lot and you meet top experts in electronics engineering. You meet people from government and from the private sector. You will get great experience and you will be on track to a permanent position with stability and a fabulous retirement plan if you decide to make a career of it. You will also be supporting and defending your country using your engineering know how.
At DMEA you will be working with "specialized microelectronics engineers and support staff working in close partnership with the major defense contractors and the semiconductor industry to rapidly develop advanced technology applications for the warfighter. DMEA's microelectronics specialists produce solutions that support critical active military operations. DMEA's research activities advance microelectronics technologies to support current and future warfighter needs. DMEA's advanced laboratory facilities and a unique flexible semiconductor foundry enable DMEA's professional team to provide trusted high mix, low volume microelectronics. DMEA's small size, responsiveness to customers' needs, and interaction with both the semiconductor and defense industries, make it an exciting and professionally challenging career choice."
These internships are through the Electronic Engineering Pathways Intern Oppotunities at DMEA - THE BEST WAY TO GET IN TO THE BEST PLACE FOR ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS IN THE ENTIRE SACRAMENTO REGION.
Yes I am shouting because I have worked with DMEA for 30+ years- sending countless graduates to work there. They are growing fast and provide the very best and most stable engineering opportunity in all of Northern California.
A few details from the job description:
As an intern, you will be assigned to a senior specialist or group of specialists. You will be assigned tasks designed to familiarize you with different aspects of the occupation. Tasks will vary depending on the senior specialist's current workload, but may include the following:
- Designs integrated circuit devices, equipment, or systems using established criteria or specifications;
- Fabricates integrated circuit wafers following established wafer handling procedures and foundry protocols;
- Tests integrated circuits, materials, equipment, or systems for compliance with specifications or for evaluation in terms of operational use;
- Reviews technical aspects of applications, designs, or proposed plans for compliance with laws, regulations, standards, specifications, quality criteria or other requirements;
- Performs administrative duties such as: gathers and reviews a variety of narrative and/or statistical data to prepare reports;
- Conducts analyses of data to support conclusions or recommendations for action.
Department of Defense Pathways Interns receive many of the same benefits as permanent civil service employees. The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
- Comprehensive health and life insurance(length of employment and time in pay status conditions apply for interns)
- Competitive salaries
- Generous retirement programs (interns are eligible to participate in retirement programs after conversion to permanent or Term employment)
- Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
- Flexible work environment
- Paid employment-related training and education
- Possible student loan repayment
- Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
- Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
Cici Mattiuzzi is a career counselor/executive coach and the author of “The Serious Job Seeker”. She served as director of Career Services for the College of Engineering and Computer Science at CSU Sacramento for over 30 years.