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Title:  Intern, Materials Engineering

Req ID:  75451

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Internship Programs at CommScope

As CommScope designs and builds connectivity for the world's most advanced networks, we're building something equally as important: careers for forward-thinking, innovated college students like you! Our Summer Internship Program is designed to provide you with an invaluable work experience through meaningful projects that will help you grow and develop both personally and professionally.


Throughout the 12-week program, you will collaborate with some of the best in the industry, receive on-the-job training, participating in professional development workshops, executive speaker series, and other networking and social events!

How You’ll Help Us Connect the World

As a Materials Engineering Intern, you will be part of a team in the Network Connectivity business unit responsible for developing material technologies for fiber optic closures. You will work closely with Materials Engineers and Product Development teams with your work primarily focused on custom-formulated gel sealing materials. You’ll learn how formulations & processing relate to material properties through making and testing gel prototypes.


This role will be based in Apex, NC.

You Will Make an Impact By

  • Executing planned experimentation diligently
  • Recording, analyzing, and reporting data to enable clear conclusions
  • Contributing new ideas / additional opportunities for improvement both in the materials technology under study and in our methods for processing and evaluating such materials
  • Collaborating with other team members and stakeholders

Required Qualifications for Consideration

  • Actively pursuing a bachelor’s (upcoming sophomores, juniors & seniors) or master’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering, Polymer Science or Chemical Engineering (Polymer focus) from an accredited university
  • Proven strong academic performer with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Basic lab and chemical safety awareness
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization and not require future sponsorship
  • Military-Affiliated candidates encouraged to apply (Veterans, Military Spouses, and Guard/Reservists)

You Will Excite Us If You

  • Have experience analyzing data using Minitab
  • Have experience mixing and casting two-part thermoset polymers
  • Have experience programming test equipment
  • Have experience designing and prototyping simple components with CAD and 3D printing
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Propose innovative ideas to the team
  • Are able to balance multiple assignments simultaneously and effectively meet deadlines
  • Show strategic and creative thinking; distinguished written and verbal communications skills
  • Show strong initiative and are a self-starter with analytical skills, attention to detail, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Have experience working in a fast-paced environment and are flexible to changing priorities

What Happens After You Apply

Learn how to prepare yourself for the next steps in our hiring process by visiting How We Hire.

Why CommScope

CommScope is on a quest to deliver connectivity that empowers how we live, work, and learn. Our employees push the boundaries of communications technology that enables game-changing discoveries like 5G, the Internet of Things, and gigabit speeds for everyone, everywhere. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow.

If you want to grow your career alongside bright, passionate, and caring people who strive to create what's next...come connect to your future at CommScope.


CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), including people with disabilities and veterans. If you are seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process, please contact us to submit your request at You can also learn more about CommScope’s accommodation process and EEO policy at

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