Technical Intern - Spring 2021

  • Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS)
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Jul 11, 2020

Job Description

CFS’ mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. We’ve created a credible path to an operating fusion power plant in 15 years which leverages our novel collaboration with MIT and funding from strategic and financial investors who share our vision. This begins by developing a new class of high-field superconducting magnets that will enable the SPARC tokamak to demonstrate net energy from fusion for the first time. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team who are mission-driven and treat people well; improve our team by adding diverse perspectives & new ways of solving problems; have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits; and have skillsets and experience that relate to this role.
We are looking for talented technical interns to join our team! CFS interns are highly valued within the organization and placed into meaningful and challenging roles.

Program Details:

  • 12-16 week internship program
  • 40-50 hours per week with set hourly salary based on year in school
  • Internship are typically located in Cambridge, MA and we are open to discussing remote options in consideration of Covid-19 and everyone's safety. If an Intern is going to be on site, you will be responsible for your own transportation and housing
  • Opportunities available for college students in all levels of schooling from bachelor’s degree to PhD
  • Interns must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer

Role Description:

  • Specific project assignments and required technical skillset will vary based on the team’s existing need. Example projects for CFS technical interns include:
  • Develop and qualify manufacturing techniques, processes, flow maps, and work instructions for superconducting magnet components and assemblies
  • Work with design and equipment engineers to develop custom automation equipment
  • Multiscale structural computational modeling of high-field superconducting magnets
  • Develop electromagnetic optimization framework for sizing and placement of magnetic coils
  • Characterization and testing of high temperature superconducting material to support magnet engineering projects

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Enrollment in engineering or science programs at an accredited university or college is required
  • Proficiency in at least 1 of the following areas: CAD design, finite element analysis, multiphysics simulation, multiscale structural computational modeling, programming (MATLAB, Python, COMSOL, or Fortran), hardware fabrication, instrumentation, superconductors, or cryogenics
  • Hands-on experience through academic research, engineering project teams, machine shops, hackathons, or industry internships
  • Demonstration of exceptional results through a range of different pursuits
  • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting/problem-solving skills
CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.
At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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