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Intern - Photonics Enablement (Boston)


Boston, massachusetts

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Photonics Enablement Intern

We are hiring an Intern for our Photonics Design team at Lightmatter! We are a photonic computer company redefining what computers and human beings are capable of by building the engines that will power discoveries and drive progress in a sustainable way. With modern human progress relying heavily on computers, the world has hit a dead end with traditional transistors, and the prospect of constantly building data centers is an environmental nightmare. Lightmatter has created a solution in photonic computing: using photons instead of electrons to take advantage of their higher bandwidth. We build chips for artificial intelligence computing. Our architecture leverages the unique properties of light to enable fast and efficient inference and training engines. 

In this internship opportunity, you will work as part of the Photonics Design team.

  • Develop Lightmatter internal tools for Photonics design and modeling


  • Contribute to Photonics Test and Characterization

**Interns at Lightmatter are given real responsibility and the opportunity to work on projects that impact the company as a whole. They also have access to several learning resources**


  • Pursuing a graduate degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields
  • Exposure to Silicon Photonics
    • Photonics 101 
  • C++, MATLAB, or Python programming
  • Willingness to learn from an exciting team!


  • Comprehensive Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • 401k matching
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Company Holidays
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Flexible, hybrid workplace model
  • Commuter Benefit (pre-tax)

We offer competitive compensation. The base salary range for this role, inclusive of all US locations, is $25-$42/hr. Your hourly pay will be determined based on location, experience, educational background, and market data.

Lightmatter recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

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