Network Engineering Internship

Spring Semester 2022

Project Overview:

UTOPIA Fiber is looking for a Network Engineering Intern to work with our Network Engineering team. This is a great opportunity for a candidate(s) looking to expand their knowledge in the telecommunications field by configuring and deploying fiber optic networking equipment. Position may turn into a full-time offer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learning fiber optic cable and transceiver types and applications.
  • The Intern will be given access to various OEM network platforms and examples to then produce production ready equipment.
  • The Intern will learn fiber to the home (FTTH) concepts and deployment strategies.
  • The Intern will learn IP/MPLS concepts.
  • The Intern will learn advanced network troubleshooting skills – including the use of test sets.
  • The Intern will learn optical transport concepts (CWDM/DWDM).
  • The Intern will be given on-the-job training by setting up and testing in lab environments to simulate parts of the UTOPIA network.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Preferably a Junior or Senior pursuing Computer Science or Network Engineering degree
  • Experience in Enterprise or Telecommunications Networking
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Problem solving skills

Supervision:

The Intern will work with the UTOPIA Network Engineering team and report directly to the Network Engineering Manager.

Employment Duration, Work Hours, Miscellaneous:

  • Compensation: $18 per hour. Interns may arrange for academic credit through their school, if desired.
  • Hours: 15-20 hours per week, hours will fall between 9-5 M-F. Interns may be asked to participate in after-hours maintenance windows depending on availability.
  • Internship date: Jan 10 to April 25, 2022. Start and end date flexible.
  • Housing: Interns will be responsible for securing their own housing and transportation arrangements.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • If position becomes full-time, a background check and drug test will be required.

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