Contact Physics & Tribology Intern

Requisition ID:  2589
Location:  Middletown, PA, US, 17057
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Education Experience:  Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years)
Employment Experience:  Less than 1 year
Travel:  None


Company Information

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.

Job Overview

TE Connectivity’s internship program is designed to provide interns with real world experience to enhance classroom knowledge. Uniquely crafted assignments and meaningful projects provide interns with a challenging 10 – 12 week experience. Interns will gain exposure to senior leadership and be given professional development opportunities. At the end of the summer, interns will be provided the opportunity to pursue full-time placement within TE Connectivity.  

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Working in the Middletown, PA Corporate Technology Materials group, the successful candidate will contribute to new connector materials developments. He/she will be expected to:

  • Be familiar with the use of tribological test equipment and methods, preferably with experience in materials modelling
  • Support evaluations of process capabilities and material properties
  • Document findings in PowerPoint / Word
  • Contribute to ideation for development projects
  • Share project findings in team presentations

The candidate should:

  • Be familiar with laboratory operations
  • Be able to maintain effective project documentation
  • Be capable of working collaboratively within a team environment
  • Be a 3rd/4th year or Graduate student in Mechanical Engineering / Materials Science
  • Have research experience applying tribological methods to materials science problems
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Major


Internships with our team are expected to result in the execution of a limited scope project. This project may be associated with larger programs or be stand-alone.

The work provides the opportunity for students to gain an appreciation of the ways that they can apply their academic background to commercially relevant problems, to better understand how to define project objectives and to learn about the scope of opportunities within TE Connectivity.


  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

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