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Apple Intern, Display Optical Engineer

Cupertino, California, United States

 To apply, please send your resume to Annessa Garcia at and be sure to include in the email subject line: "Applicant from University of Rochester".

Job Summary

Apple is looking for an enthusiastic optics major student to support display optical design, integration and qualification activities of display technology and products.  

In particular, you may be asked to support and solve challenging problems in our next generation display technology.

Key Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of optics (geometrical and wave), optical materials and/or color/vision science
  • Working knowledge of computer simulation using LightTools/Zemax/Matlab or expertise in other similar software programming
  • Hands-on; efficient in prototyping and conducting design of experiment, lab characterization and analytical data processing
  • Familiarity with display optics, image processing adn digital/analog circuit preferred
  • Excellent project management, written and verbal communication and teamwork skills required


Core responsibilities may include supporting design, simulation, implementation and testing of various display subsystems, quantifying display front of screen performance via hardware (prototyping, metrology/characterization and design validation) and software (defining figure of merit, algorithm development), and proposing design/architecture tradeoffs and engineering recommendation based on data analysis.

A successful candidate should also be a good communicator and work well with people across different disciplines.  We work at a fast pace and expect everyone to be highly self-motivated, quantitative in problem solving and results driven.


PhD/MS student in Optics with design and research experience

Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.