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Corning Advanced Optics

Position: Optical Design Engineering Summer Intern
Location: Fairport, NY
Duration: Summer 2020, 8-12 weeks

Corning Advanced Optics is an industry leader in the manufacture of high precision optical systems for lithography and inspection applications, metrology measurement tools and laser components. This is an exciting company with complete in-house design engineering, fabrication, and testing disciplines.


Summer engineering intern position to support the manufacturing and engineering of world-class, high-precision optical systems. This is a dynamic position for an individual to work as part of Corning Advanced Optics’ optical design team to model, tolerance and analyze complex optical systems from concept to completion.  Primary duties will encompass developing optical simulation and analysis tools to aid in understanding optical performance of lens systems between hardware laboratory measurements and theoretical design. Person may also engage in assessing new lens opportunities for performance and manufacturing build strategies.


  • BS or MS Candidate, having completed at least three years higher education
  • Coursework in geometrical optics, physical optics, aberration theory, and interferometry
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of analysis tools such as Mathematica, Mathcad, or Visual Basic programming in Excel
  • Experience with major optical design software desired (e.g. CODE V, Zemax, LightTools, ASAP, etc.)
  • US citizenship or Green Card holder


Ted Tienvieri
Corning Advanced Optics
60 O’Connor Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
(58) 388-3409