Internships at Root3 Labs
Internships at Root3
From Classroom to Real World
Looking for a hands-on internship you’ll never forget? Keep reading. As an intern at Root3 Labs, you’ll officially be part of our team- that means working with our engineers, handling real projects, talking with actual clients, and supported by the entire staff. You’ll be given individual tasks right out of the gate so be ready to collaborate! The focus? Solving problems. Figuring out solutions. But don’t worry, you don’t need to come knowing everything there is to know about engineering. In fact, we’re here to help be your guide. We want you to wrestle with your projects a bit, sure. A little struggle is ok because for everything we do here, it’s a very iterative process. Our goal is to give you as much experience as possible working on a variety of projects so that you can get hands-on knowledge as you go. Fun fact: You might even work on more projects than our senior engineers!
Interested in expanding your engineering education? We’re always looking for biomedical, mechanical, computer, and electrical engineers and computer science interns to join our team. The ideal candidate will have creativity, broad technical knowledge, and the irresistible desire to dig into challenging problems. Our interns see all aspects of the product development process and definitely get hands-on in the Workshop. We also offer a flexible workplace to balance work, family, and personal interests. Part-time internships are available during the school year.
Closed for 2023. Feel free to apply anytime for next year but interviewing won’t start until January.
Read about Chloe’s 2020 internship experience.
Summer 2024 Internship Application Timeline :
- Sept & Oct – Accepting applications
- Nov & Dec – Interviewing candidates
Apply for Spring or Summer 2024
Put your engineering classes to good use and have fun doing it. Learn how to design & build new products for the medical device & defense industries. Rising juniors & seniors/MSE in computer science, electrical, mechanical, computer, and biomedical engineering programs should apply.
A typical day
As an intern, half your day or week will be working on calculations, talking to vendors, designing, understanding materials needs, planning, etc. The other half of the week will be making prototypes: Working in the workshop, improving the product, supporting the code- all that good stuff. Whether you’re here for a summer (or longer), we know that you’ll walk away having far more insights and experiences in the product development process than most of your peers.
Our team is multidisciplinary so you’ll be getting exposure to comp sci, mechanical engineering, you name it. To us though, this mentorship is huge. Everyone has a supervisor, but you can call on anyone on our team to help you, give you guidance, get technical questions answered, review a client email, or just ask the kinds of career questions you want to ask. There are open doors all around so take advantage of that and get a lot of exposure to senior staff who have decades of experience.
An internship at Root3 Labs is the perfect opportunity for students looking to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and put it to work in a real-world engineering environment.
But don’t take our word for how great an internship is! Here’s what one of our interns, Chloe, said about her summer 2020 experience with Root3 Labs:
“From day one, I was given an immense amount of responsibility that I had never experienced before. I was the sole intern at the company this summer and was put on a new project for a client where I was trusted to research and select materials, make design decisions, fabricate and test prototypes, communicate with the client and write project reports without someone watching my every move.”
Want to learn more? Here’s a video from Root3 Labs President Chad Schneider all about the internship process and what kinds of questions we often hear about our internship program. Check it out!
Interested in applying for one of our internships? Have more questions? Let’s chat!
Apply engineering principles
Design & build prototypes
Develop electromechanical devices
Perform calcs & analyses
Absorb new skills
Interest in product development
Have worked with tools
Enjoy voiding warranties
Rising Senior or Masters student
Computer Engineering (not IT)
$24/hr for Rising Seniors
MSE’s based on experience