Lighting Applications Research Intern
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted: November 25, 2016
Reference ID: 621166529
As a diversified health and well-being company, Philips is focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovations across three interconnected sectors: Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle. Philips opened its first U.S. office in 1933, and today, the United States is the company's largest single market in the world, with more than 22,000 employees and operations at 50 major facilities in 22 states. At Philips, we believe that in order to make something for a person, you first have to be one. That's why, we empower our employees to build personally meaningful careers by encouraging them to take the experiences and interests that motivate them in their daily lives and apply them professionally. We are offering an internship in the area of lighting applications research. You will be responsible for supporting the development of system performance specifications and of use cases, and proof-of-concept demonstrations for evaluating the viability of advanced lighting system concepts. In addition, you will participate in project teams, and develop presentations, technical notes, and application examples for communicating the principles and requirements of human centric lighting (visual and non -visual needs) and WELL building design standards as they relate to advanced lighting systems. Specific Responsibilities Include: • Support the development of segment-specific functional system performance specifications for new products and services; • Support demonstration validations to ensure system performance and stakeholder satisfaction; • Conduct lighting application analyses and simulations to support systems innovation and strategic initiatives; Towards the end of the internship, we will ask the intern to prepare a technical report as well as a presentation for the department. The candidate is expected to work in a team setting with scientists and contribute innovative ideas. We are looking for an aspiring lighting professional, who is eager to learn, and is passionate, creative, and persistent, who can balance multiple projects and thrive in a team-based dynamic environment. • Actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in architectural engineering or another related engineering discipline, building sciences, lighting design, or equivalent • Working knowledge of lighting systems and control technologies and their applications • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. • Proficient with AGI32, ( minimum) AutoCAD, SketchUP, AutoDesk applications Candidate must be able to work within a team environment and should be self-motivated with the ability to plan and execute. Candidate should also be able to communicate in English effectively, both verbally and written.