Audio Systems Engineering Intern - Summer 2020

  • Based In:
  • Madison, AL
  • Or
  • San Jose, CA

Who We Are

We are a small and flexible company with individuals who are passionate about product development and finding solutions to difficult problems. As a design firm, we are able to work with a wide array of customers on a diverse group of product families. We are never satisfied with our current knowledge and are on a mission to learn every single day.

Who You Are

You are a self-starter but not afraid to ask for help. You are passionate about self-improvement and learning new things. You are patient and understanding. You are ok being wrong and taking accountability. You speak up and articulate your points effectively both verbally and in writing. You are excited about trailblazing at a small company.

The Program:

Amplify Labs' Summer internship is a 3-month program structured to teach you about high volume consumer electronics product development and challenge you with meaningful design projects which require creativity, excellent time management, resourcefulness, and perseverance when faced with setbacks.
    You should:
  • Be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering
  • Have a demonstrated interest in audio electronics, acoustics, audio signal processing, or music
  • Have an interest in working on "side projects" outside of what is mandated in your classes or labs
  • Have a solid understanding of engineering physics and basic circuit analysis
  • Have some exposure to or familiarity with CAD tools (OrCAD schematic capture, Altium, etc.)
    Potential Design Projects:
  • Develop a reference "artificial mouth" speaker used for testing telephony and voice user interfaces (Alexa, Ok Google, Siri, etc.)
  • Develop a test program for characterizing the linearity of a commercially available active loudspeaker for competitive benchmarking and baselining
  • Develop the architecture for a custom USB sound card with analog and digital I/O for use with PC based audio analyzers
  • Develop a remotely controlled (PC based) and motorized high resolution "potentiometer" for audio user testing and customer demonstrations

How to Apply:

Submit your resume and a short essay describing your favorite lab/practical class thus far in your curriculum. What did you learn that was surprising? How would you change the class? What did this class inspire you to do?
All submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and responded to in a timely fashion.