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Internship within Engineering: Experimental support for precision laser metrology

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Job description

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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Job Description

Are you looking for an internship? Would you like to discover the work of an Engineer?  Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us as an intern (d/m/f) at the Science & Earth Observation Future Programmes and Proposals department ( 35 hours/week, flexi-time).

Location: Friedrichshafen

Start: October

Duration: 6 months

Feasibility studies and proposals of Science and Earth Observation missions and systems in all phases up to Phase B1, as well as related technology activities.

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission will observe gravitational waves by measuring picometer pathlength changes between inertial test masses separated by 2.5 million km. Orbital dynamics will cause the shape of the constellation to change over the mission duration, calling for active tracking of the laser links in the constellation while maintaining the pm accuracy. In our laboratory a hardware demonstration of a payload architecture named 'in-field pointing' is being validated. Other topics include the optical surface readout of test masses in highly precise inertial sensors and low-noise laser systems for metrology.

As an intern you will learn about   Laser interferometry, phasemeter setups, vacuum systems, optical cavities, inertial sensors             

Your Tasks:

·  Support to laboratory tasks for verifying the pointing architecture and its performance. Tasks are versatile and can be tailored to the skills and interests of the applicant.
·  Support the ongoing improvement campaign of gravitational research related setups (laser pointing, test masses)
·  The performance tests include interferometric measurements of the optical path length jitter and angular jitter performance.

You offer:

·  Enrolled student within Physics, optics, optoelectronics, electrical engineering or similar field of study
·  Experience within LabView; Matlab
·  Experience with laser optics, interferometry, FPGA, and electronics is desirable
·  English: fluent

You are a good team player, have excellent communication skills, and are able to work independently.

Does this job description fit your objectives and profile? Take the next step in your career and come and join us!

How to apply:

Online via

Please provide the following documents: cover letter, C.V., relevant certificates, current certificate of enrolment, excerpt from your study regulations/guidelines if it is a compulsory internship)

You can direct your cover letter to: Mrs. Seeger

Should you have general questions regarding this position you can write an E-Mail to:

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