Garmin Design Engineer Intern (Electrical - HQ- Olathe, KS - Summer 2021) in Olathe, Kansas
Great ideas sometimes come from singular inspiration, but more often they’re a result of collaborative effort. Inside Garmin, we like to foster an environment of participation and engagement. We support professional development, offer well-designed career paths and adhere to a policy that prioritizes promoting from within the company to maximize the opportunities for our associates. We are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and providing opportunities for associates to contribute toward a healthy, sustainable world.
Forget “special projects” for newbies, our design engineering interns work side-by-side with a mentor, making hands-on contributions to the world’s top-selling GPS navigation and wireless communication products. Our interns design and develop electronic circuits, equipment, systems and/or products. They also prepare test data and reports; use software tools and test equipment to formulate and test electronic designs; design, debug and test digital, analog, Radio Frequency (AF) and/or Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) and so much more. Come on, what are you waiting for? Put your brain to work at Garmin.
We are looking for a design engineering intern to develop basic analog along with other RF circuits, equipment and systems at our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you’ll also be responsible for performing basic schematic design and PCB layout and complete basic troubleshooting and debugging of electronic circuits and other systems.
Other essential functions include:
Design test boards and circuit modifications to test design improvements
Test circuits designed by other engineers and document the test results
Partner with more experienced Design Engineers to effectively complete design projects
Communicates status of work clearly providing visibility to supervisor or mentor
May be responsible for planning own technical work
Applies design standards and procedures to implement basic design
Learns how to use and apply engineering tools relevant for performing the essential functions of this job description
Qualified candidates for this role will have completed coursework in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, or a field relevant to perform the essential functions of this job description with a minimum cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0. Other requirements include:
Knowledge and/or experience with test equipment and software tools for electronics design, testing and documentation
A cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 and previous experience with test equipment and software tools for electronic design, testing, and documentation is highly preferred!
As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting events—and even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.
Garmin Intern Perks
Social activities and service opportunities planned for interns
Paid time off
Test cutting-edge Garmin products before they are released
No formal dress code
Assigned mentor to answer your questions and help you grow in your technical skillsets
Associate discount on consumer products
Paid, coordinated housing or stipend option for interns whose permanent address is located more than 50 miles from Garmin HQ
Housing stipend option for those at field locations (non-Olathe) whose permanent address is located more than 50 miles from the field location
If you join us full-time, your time as an intern counts towards becoming fully vested with your 401K
Waived registration fees for Garmin-approved races
As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting events—and even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence.
Applicants will be considered for all U.S. locations; this excludes Salem, Oregon
Applicants will be considered for all Garmin business segments (i.e., Aviation, Fitness, Marine, Outdoor, Auto OEM, Consumer Automotive, etc.).
Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.