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Bell Labs Passive Optical Network Intern

Position: Bell Labs Passive Optical Network Intern
Duration: 10 Weeks
Date: June 3 - August 9, 2024
Location: Murray Hill, NJ


The team you'll be part of

You will join the Fixed Networks team, which has a proven record of inventing record-breaking access technologies and enriching Nokia’s product portfolio. Our team innovates on end-to-end system design as well as on building blocks of the physical layer of next-generation communication technologies, fixed-mobile convergence, and new access system use cases by employing a range of skills including optical experimentation, digital signal processing, and opto-electronic hardware design.  

As Nokia's growth engine, we create value for communication service providers and enterprise customers by leading the transition to cloud-native software and as-a-service delivery models. Our inclusive team of dreamers, doers, and disruptors pushes the limits from impossible to possible.


Education Recommendations

Currently a candidate for a Master's or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or a related field with an accredited school in the US.


As part of our team, you will: 

  • Learn all about Passive Optical Networks (PON), a cost-effective optical access technology that delivers broadband access to end-users.
  • Explore inventive ways to realize higher-speed optical access networks to support the increasing bandwidth and stringent demands of future applications.
  • Research topics of interest include optical experimentation to characterize novel components, simulation of new access architectures, the use of coherent and digital signal processing in PONs, applications based on artificial intelligence, error correction schemes, and new sub-system architectures.


You have:

  • A positive and open mindset and a strong drive to succeed
  • Knowledge of and affinity with telecommunication systems and technologies
  • Experience with experimental lab setups and high-end test equipment
  • Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing in the field of telecommunication (e.g., equalization, modulation, filtering, error correction, LMS algorithms)
  • Hands-on experience with simulation tools and programming languages (e.g., MATLAB, Python, C/C++)

It would be nice if you also had:

  • Demonstrated early research results through journal papers or other industry recognition


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: During your placement, you will be able to test 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 them to real-world 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.