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Research Engineering and Testing Internship


Quality Assurance Internship


The Engineering Research & Testing Intern will work hands-on with instrumentation and testing of railcars for on-track and laboratory tests at TTCI in Pueblo, CO. In addition, the Intern will aid with development of wireless/remote instrumentation and monitoring devices for over-the-road applications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist with and learn instrumentation, testing, data collection, and data analysis practices to support on-track testing at TTCI. Aid with hardware, algorithm, and firmware development for low-power wireless sensing devices.

Projects the intern will work on:

  • High-speed stability testing, including instrumentation, test operation, and data collection/analysis.
  • Video capture with data overlay during testing.
  • Reporting of test results following data analysis.
  • Hardware architecture development of wireless sensing/monitoring devices.
  • Algorithm and firmware development of wireless sensing/monitoring devices.
  • Back-end and front-end portal software development for capturing and presenting data from wireless devices.

Internship Goals:

  • Assist the group with high-valued projects.
  • Successful completion of tasks assigned through detailed hands-on work.
  • Learn and practice real-world application of physics, engineering, and computer science.


  • Major(s): such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, and other related STEM majors.
  • Year in school: Completed at least 2 years at an accredited college/university.
  • Specific coursework: Physics, Statics, Calculus, Engineering Labs, Programming languages or software such as: C, C++, Python, MATLAB, etc.
  • Preferred coursework: Probability and Statistics, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering

Preferred Qualities Possessed by Candidate:

  • Eager to engage in hands-on work
  • Excellent quantitative skills
  • Experience with analog instrumentation
  • Experience with microcontrollers
  • Experience with wireless communications
  • Eager to learn
  • Propose new ideas and have a curious mind
  • Safety-focused