Applied Embedded Systems Hardware Co-op/Intern Fall 2021- ELSYS

Submit Resume ID: 496352
Type: Students: Co-op
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Other

Job Description

GTRI’s Co-operative Education (“co-op”) program offers you extensive opportunities to participate in diverse scientific and technological endeavors, use state-of-the-art equipment and rapidly improve your technical and leadership skills. The program allows you to alternate three semesters of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school.

The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) seeks Co-op Students and Interns in the Applied Embedded Systems Division (AES) for the fall 2021 semester. AES predominantly focuses on the research, development, testing, and deployment of embedded electronic and electromechanical systems. These systems are used for electronic warfare, control, communications, avionics, entertainment, physiological monitoring, and other uses.

This broad range of research will provide a solid foundation for the student as a future engineer. The student will work under the guidance of GTRI researchers performing research in one of the following areas:

• Sensing and processing broad bands of the electromagnetic spectrum
• Creating a complex electromagnetic environment used to test Aircraft Protection systems
• Digital Signal Processing
• Open Architecture Hardware Standards

Co-ops and Interns will perform one or more of the following activities: 

• Hardware architecture and interface development and analysis
• Digital Hardware Design and Development
• FGPA VHDL Development
• System engineering activities supporting the development of hardware

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Must be eligible to be approved by your college/university to participate in a co-op program and register for co-op credit with your university during work terms
  • Must be able to complete at least three full-time co-op terms (alternating three terms of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school) prior to graduation


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to perform research independently
  • Ability to prioritize tasks while working on multiple projects
  • Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
  • Experience in one or more programming languages (C#, Python, etc.)
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to a non-technical audience

Hours per Week

40 hours per week

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance upon hire

Housing and Relocation

Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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