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Failure Analysis RD Intern

Phoenix, Arizona Job ID JR0236110 Job Category Intern/Student Work Mode On-site Required Experience Level Intern
Job Description

This is a position that uses state-of-the-art Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods and experimental systems to study sound wave propagation in solids and fluid, and its interaction with complex microelectronic structures. As a Failure Analysis Research and Development Intern you will be responsible to develop CAD models of geometries based on the mechanical aspects of microchip designs and run simulations to improve existing non-destructive testing capabilities. You will collaborate with Sr. Engineers to design and execute laboratory experiments to validate the simulation results.

In this internship, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Influence new non-destructive testing methods based on fundamental technical knowledge.
  • Bring innovation in next generation analytical tools for microchips testing by using novel modeling techniques.
  • Validate numerical findings with experimental data.
  • Deliver analytical results that will impact the quality and reliability of new microchip technology.

Candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Good communications skills.
  • Problem solving, out-of-box thinking skills.
  • Desire to work in a lab environment within a small team.
  • Desire to participate in creation of innovative solutions to challenging problems.


Minimum qualifications are required to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Requirements listed would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in Science/ Engineering field.
  • 2 years of experience in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Modeling using Abacus, Comsol, Ansys or similar FEA tool.
  • 1 year of experience with Matlab coding.
  • 1 year of experience performing experiments in laboratory setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience with FEA simulations of ultrasound wave propagation and scattering in solids and fluids.
  • 6 months of experience on non-destructive detection of defects in materials using ultrasound techniques.

Inside this Business Group
As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Covid Statement
Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.
We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model
This role will require an on-site presence.
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“I’ve always wanted to do something that changes the world — at Intel, I feel appreciated, and I’ve gained more confidence in myself. It makes me feel like I’m capable of doing great things.”

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