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Bell Labs Robotics Intern

Position: Bell Labs Robotics Intern
Duration: 10 Weeks, Summer 2024
Date: June 3, 2024, through August 9,2024
Location: Onsite/Hybrid


The team you'll be part of

The interns with collaborate with researchers and innovators in the Integrated Solutions and Experiences (ISE) Laboratory in the Bell Labs Solutions Research organization. The team is focused on impactful research outcomes in industrial automation and is therefore very hands-on and collaborative. There are many opportunities for extensive interdisciplinary work. 


Education Recommendations

Currently a candidate for a Master’s degree or diploma in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field with an accredited school in the US.


In this role, you will be part of the Autonomous Robotics Systems Research team in the Integrated Solutions and Experiences Lab at the prestigious Nokia Bell Labs. Your work will create an impact by solving hard challenges in indoor autonomous industrial automation space, advancing the state-of-the-art, and developing innovative solutions for real use cases.

You will be doing cutting-edge and exciting work in a passionate, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative team. You will build your ideas from the drawing board and drive towards bringing it to the final product by building prototypes. Candidates with a passion for and skills related to perception, planning, and control in drones and/or robots are invited to apply.

As part of our team, you will:

  • Implement large-scale distributed and networked software systems.
  • Invent and implement new robotic algorithms and integrate them with the existing code base.
  • Design, develop, deploy, and maintain network and server infrastructure for Industry 4.0 machine control.
  • Create technologies with potential of becoming a future business for the company.


While software is a predominant aspect of the system we are building, the candidate must be a versatile person that understands the hardware concepts (electronics and mechanics) relevant for robotics and can perform hands-on work in that area when needed. Good understanding of relevant mathematical concepts is an absolute must.

Candidates should possess a subset of the following skills either through previous employment experience or through university academic research:

  • Strong knowledge of networking, system software, operating systems, distributed systems.
  • Strong software development skills in Python, C/C++, shell scripting, Git.
  • Strong mathematical background relevant for robot control, navigation, localization, vision, etc.
  • Ability to develop and debug the system across all layers of hardware and software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and fluent in English
  • Can work in the “gray zone” when there is uncertainty or lack of clarity. Very comfortable with innovation risk taking


Why we're awesome


Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs, and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.


Company Culture: We believe our people are our greatest asset and we aim to foster a fun, challenging, positive, and inclusive work environment. We offer 1-on-1 mentorship, learning and development opportunities, global impact and interaction, and flexible work/life balance.


Meaningful Co-op/ Internship Term: During your term, you will have the opportunity to test out the latest technologies and work on innovative projects that could leave a global impact. You get to use skills learned in the classroom and apply it to real work situations while gaining professional hands-on experience.


See you this Summer 2024!


*Disclaimer: Benefits do not apply to student, intern, or Co-op positions.  Specific terms and conditions for internships and co-op programs will be outlined separately.