Summer 2022 Operations Intern

  • Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS)
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Nov 25, 2021

Job Description

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) is the surest path to limitless, clean fusion energy. Our mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. We have created a credible path to an operating fusion power plant in 15 years which leverages our novel collaboration with MIT and funding from strategic and financial investors who share our vision. This begins by developing a new class of high-field superconducting magnets that will enable the SPARC tokamak to demonstrate net energy from fusion for the first time. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team who are mission-driven and treat people well, improve our team by adding diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits, and have skillsets and experience that relate to this role.Interested in an internship with us? We will offer an opportunity to join us for the Summer of '22 in our industry. Our internship program is designed to provide practical work experience and growth opportunities for college students wanting to get exposure to ground breaking work in fusion! Our internships will be located in our corporate headquarters in Cambridge, MA and we are open to discussing more remote options due to COVID-19. If an intern is required to be onsite, you will be responsible for your own transportation and housing. Our program is typically 12 -16 forty hour work weeks with an hourly stipend.Submit your resume to apply and we will be reaching out to candidates of interest in the new year! In the meantime if you have any questions, please reach out to Sara Ostrovitz via email at

Specific project assignments and required technical skill set will vary based on the team’s existing needs. Previous internship projects include:

  • Develop and qualify manufacturing techniques, processes, flow maps, and work instructions for superconducting magnet components and assemblies
  • Work with design and equipment engineers to develop custom automation equipment
  • Multi-scale structural computational modeling of high-field superconducting magnets
  • Develop electromagnetic optimization framework for sizing and placement of magnetic coils
  • Characterization and testing of high temperature superconducting material to support magnet engineering projects

All intern applicants must have the following:

  • Enrollment at an accredited university or college is required whether bachelor's or advanced degrees
  • Hands-on experience such as academic research, engineering project teams, machine shops, hackathons, finance, supply chain, procurement, operations, project management, or industry internships is preferred
  • Demonstration of exceptional results through a range of different pursuits
  • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting/problem-solving skills

CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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Nuclear Power