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Electrical Engineer Intern (Summer 23)

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Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: San Francisco, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.


Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. The Dolby U internship program offers impactful, project-based work experience in a collaborative, creative environment where you work side by side with industry leaders. Amplify your insatiable curiosity by implementing real-world solutions that revolutionize how people communicate and how entertainment is created, delivered, and enjoyed worldwide. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits, not to mention a Flex Work approach that is truly flexible to support where, when, and how you do your best work. For any student seeking to gain invaluable expertise through meaningful, personal contributions, we invite you to join us in continuing to design a future where technology meets entertainment!


Dolby’s consumer entertainment and cinema businesses are bringing Dolby’s breakthrough technologies, powering the world’s top movies, TV shows, music, games, and live sports to more places around the world across a wider range of consumer experiences and devices.


You will be contributing to the design, analysis, prototyping, and evaluation of analog and mixed-signal circuits, platforms, and systems focused on delivering high-performance audio. With mentoring help from acoustic, mechanical, DSP, and senior electrical engineers, you will support and contribute to the development and demonstration of new and innovative hardware technologies, and work with our consumer electronics partners to integrate them into new product offerings.

You may be involved with the following efforts:
• Evaluate potential components (ICs) and modules for integration into new designs.
• Establish circuit level architectures for new circuit designs.
• Simulate and analyze new circuit topologies for use within audio electronics, loudspeakers, and power conversion devices.
• Validate circuit operation in the lab using test equipment and automated software tests.
• Work and communicate well with other hardware and software engineers as part of a larger team for more complex projects.


• Working towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and/or or a related field. Recent grads who are within 6 months of graduation are also eligible to apply.
• Available to work full time Monday through Friday.
• Some experience with use of oscilloscopes, function generators, sound interfaces and digital audio workstations.
• Ability to solder and prototype simple circuits.
• Basic understanding of the physics of sound.
• Basic understanding of digital signal processing.
• Strong and clear interpersonal and communication skills.


Exposure to some of the below is welcome:
• Circuit simulation with LTSpice or equivalent.
• Schematic and board design using Mentor Xpedition, Cadence OrCAD, Altium or equivalent.
• Python or Matlab coding for measurement or analysis

• Class D amplifier experience.

• Digital audio formats (I2S/TDM, PDM, SPDIF, Dante) and control buses (I2C,
• Audio test & measurement equipment (Audio Precision, Sound Check,
We recognize that applying to internships can be a daunting process, especially if you have not had any previous internships, or if this is a new field of interest to you. Even if you do not have previous professional experience to meet the listed qualifications, we will consider relevant project, volunteer, and extracurricular experiences, and we encourage you to include them on your resume and apply.


Working towards a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field; recent grads within 6 months of graduation are eligible to apply. Must be available to work full-time Monday–Friday for 3 months starting from May/June 2023.


Start date for the internship is as follows: (*note* this date is not flexible)
• Monday, May 22, 2023
• Monday, June 5, 2023
• Monday, June 19, 2023


The San Francisco/Bay Area base hourly range for this internship position is $34-39/hr and can vary if outside of this location. Our hourly ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific hourly range and perks and benefits for your location during the hiring process.


Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland