Mechanical Engineering Intern, Display Systems Research (PhD Univ Student)

Facebook Reality Labs are a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking an innovative research intern with a passion for technology to develop next-generation head-mounted display and imaging systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. The role is focused on developing new display systems, that leverage the co-design of optical elements and electro-mechanical components. We welcome senior Undergraduates, Masters and PhD students in mechanical engineering, optical mechanical engineering, mechatronics, robotics, or similar, with demonstrated skill in design and hands on prototyping.

Our internships are sixteen (16) to twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.


  • Design and build next-generation head-mounted displays, camera prototypes, and/or subsystems
  • Explore new methods to improve existing mechanical research, from performance to manufacturing, utilizing FEA simulations and benchtop test beds
  • Collaborate with the larger Oculus Research team and provide creative contributions to the display and imaging technologies
  • Pursuing a degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Opto-Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or Robotics
  • Currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • 2+ years experience in solving problems in Mechanical Engineering, emphasizing on hardware prototyping
  • 2+ years experience with FEA simulation, with experience using ANSYS or Solidworks Simulation
  • 2+ years experience with CAD modelling, using Solidworks or NX
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the United States between January 1, 2019, and December 31 2019
  • Knowledge of, and experience working with optics, with a focus on mounting and system performance sensitivities
  • Demonstrated success with electro-mechanical integrations, from sourcing electrical components to writing code in Arduino or similar.
  • Demonstrated implementation of actuation and guidance methods in functional prototype
  • Precision design and knowledge of manufacturing methods

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