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Experimental fluid dynamics/heat transfer

internships | Palo Alto, CA | Internship

Job Description

Senior or MS-level student in mechanical engineering with experience with CAD

About the Job:

The Hardware Systems Laboratory at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is seeking an exceptional summer intern to accelerate novel technology development in the area of fluid dynamics and heat transfer.  

The role will involve designing and constructing test fixtures, executing experimental studies, and performing insightful analysis on a number of concepts at the interface of materials science and mechanical engineering.  This is a role for an exceptionally versatile individual that is comfortable designing, building and running tests on purpose-built fluid handling equipment.   


  • Rising senior or MS-level student in mechanical engineering
  • Significant lab experience with experience with CAD (Solidworks preferred), building systems and running tests.
  • Available for a minimum period of 10 weeks


  • Prior experience with fluid dynamics, inkjet printing, microfluidics, heat transfer experimental projects
  • Experience with 3D printing
  • Experience with CFD modeling

About PARC:

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

As one of the most prolific innovation centers in the world, PARC offers an exceptional internship experience.  Considered valuable members of our community, interns are fully integrated into the daily activities of PARC's highly collaborative, multidisciplinary culture.

For more information on the PARC internship program, visit