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Summer Intern- Acoustic Research

Date: Jan 29, 2019

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International


A Career at HARMAN

At HARMAN, we are inventors of useful, playful, beautiful things.  Our vision is to make the life more connected, entertaining, personalized and productive.  Our iconic brands and technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard and accomplish amazing things as a team.  This is your opportunity to join our talented professionals as a Summer Intern in any of our divisions or corporate functions to work on cutting-edge technologies and cool projects.  At HARMAN, you can expect brilliance.  We do.


Position Summary:

HARMAN’s diverse portfolio of businesses and customers offer interns a great opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of projects and practices.  As a member of our team, your primary role will be to help in research and development related to loudspeakers, headphones and immersive audio using our world class measurement facilities.


Job Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the testing and measurement and testing of headphones
  2. Participate in the listening tests related to product testing and research
  3.  Assist researchers in training listeners and conducting psychoacoustic experiments related to loudspeakers, headphones and immersive audio


Basic Qualifications:

  • A passion for audio with good critical listening skills for evaluating audio sound quality
  • Experience or knowledge in acoustics/psychoacoustics, electronics, audio, test and measurements, setting up and calibrating audio systems
  • Matlab and MAX/MSP programming a plus
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program in Sophmore year or later, or graduate/Ph.D program at an accredited institution taking at least one class in the semester prior to the internship program and returning to school for at least one semester upon completion of the internship program
  • A future degree must be in related area of work with courses in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Math or related field.
  • Previous entry level work experience strongly preferred
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills and be able to confidently interact and present information to senior leaders
  • Must work collaboratively with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Must provide work availability from May 31, 2019 - August 18, 2019 and be able to work 30 to 40 hours per week
  • Strongly prefer candidates who live within a commutable distance
  • Must provide own housing and transportation to/from work
  • Must provide proper work authorization

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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