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Vision Science Intern

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Sunnyvale, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones.


As an intern, the Dolby U 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 revolutionize how people communicate and how entertainment is created, delivered, and enjoyed worldwide. For anyone seeking to gain invaluable expertise through meaningful, personal contributions, join us to design a future where technology meets entertainment!


Job Summary

Dolby’s Vision Science Group investigates perceptual aspects of the human visual system and turns what we learn into technologies and products for improving perceived video quality. Understanding the relationship between science, art, and engineering is fundamental to doing this well. Our group is looking for a motivated and energetic engineer-scientist to join our team.

We are specifically looking for a talented and inventive individual to develop and improve algorithms for consistently presenting images on a wide range of display technologies and viewing environments. One of our key themes is to quantify, distill and reproduce the creative intent – the look and feeling that a content creator intended for their image, across the increasingly wide range of displays and environments that are used today.


  • Invent, design and develop algorithms for modelling, guiding and preserving the appearance of an image across a wide range of environments and display types.
  • Adapt and design algorithms to work within system constraints and develop demonstrations to showcase algorithm quality, design, and robustness.
  • Translate fundamental aspects of vision and color science into useful algorithms for maintaining video quality.
  • Run subjective experiments to quantify and/or validate human perception attributes.
  • Write software that is efficient, modular, bug free, understandable to others and well documented. 


  • Bachelor/Master of Science degree in Imaging or Color Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Graphics or a related field
  • Ability to prototype quickly, with adept critical thinking skills
  • Understanding of human perception (how we see and interpret colors)
  • Experience using Matlab for image processing
  • Excellent communication skills; a team-oriented work ethic, and ability to work under minimal supervision. 


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 or Master’s degree in Imaging or Color Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Graphics or a related field; recent grads who are within 6 months of graduation are also eligible to apply. Must be available to work full-time Monday – Friday for 6 months between September 2022 – March 2023.


Start date for the internship is as follows: (*note* this date is not flexible)

  • Monday, September 26, 2022




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.

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