Undergrad Technician Intern

This is a year round, non-benefited, part-time internship position, at the UNH InterOperability Lab. This position is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in technology or looking for a pathway to a career in technology while balancing academic course loads.

The UNH InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) has been testing Networking and Communications since 1988. Fully owned by the University of New Hampshire, the lab receives 100% of its funding from commercial companies in exchange for professional and testing services. The availability of the position is contingent upon funding. Testing services include areas such as Ethernet, xDSL, Storage, Wireless and Internet Protocol (including IPv6). This position will report to one or more of the UNH-IOL managers and you will be assigned to your manager upon hire date. 

** The number of available positions is variable. 

Under general direction, test technicians are responsible for:

  • Interfacing with members of the Mobile and Data Communications vendor community
  • Performing detailed conformance and interoperability based testing of existing and prototype products
  • Debugging, troubleshooting and providing general assistance throughout test cycle
  • Working on updating and reviewing our current Test Suites
  • Writing detailed conformance and interoperability reports

Training is provided on the job. Based on the extensive nature of the training, we welcome applications for students who plan to complete a degree four or more semesters from date of hire.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Enrolled in Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree program
  • Available to work 12 - 20 hours/week during semester
  • Available to work 40 hours/week during Summer, Winter, Spring break
  • Must also pass a pre-employment background check.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

All majors welcome. Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering majors are preferred.

Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with a programming language
  • Technical writing proficiency
  • Ability to work both independently as well as a member of a team  

Additional Job Information

To receive full consideration for this position, in addition to completing the required on-line application form, we recommend you submit a résumé and cover letter. Raises may be awarded periodically and are based on performance.

Special Requirements

  • Background check is required prior to employment.
  • Eligibility for employment at the UNH-IOL may be restricted due to Federal law or regulation, including regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Access Control. Offers of employment may be conditioned upon verification of eligible citizenship if necessary to comply with federal law.
  • Eligibility for employment is subject to change at any time.

EEO Statement

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.


Additional Information

Positions Available: 1
Typical Starting Rate: $9.25 **We offer frequent raise opportunities! Typical rate after 9 months: $10. Typical rate after 1 year: up to $11.25.
Date Posted: 1/7/2016