Electrical Engineering Intern - Winter

Your Role

If you aim to grow as an Electrical Engineer in the world of product development, Synapse's Electrical Engineering team is interested in talking to you. Your primary focus will be to assist in multidisciplinary projects across different stages of the product development cycle. You would be responsible for joining in activities like project brainstorming, circuit design, PCB implementation, and running verification testing on prototypes. 

In this role, you would be working collaboratively with other EE team members to meet the goals of the various client projects you are assigned to.  A successful candidate will be eager to learn and be flexible with many types of work. You would have the agency to balance the following responsibilities for maximum commercial impact:

  • Participate in lively collaboration, working quickly and creatively with an interdisciplinary team of experts
  • Evaluate product requirements and generate System and PCB implementation solutions to those requirements
  • Be proactive in identifying and solving problems—which could involve modeling, simulation, prototyping, and testing—as well as detailed circuit design and analysis, including schematic design and simulation
  • Perform initial electronics bring-up, debug, and functional verification, according to the test plans you helped create
  • Demonstrate the willingness to jump from task to task or even from project to project, sometimes on a daily basis
  • Approach each challenge with an eagerness to learn, sense of humor, friendly attitude, and mutual respect

A Little About You

In order to thrive as an Electrical Engineering Intern at Synapse, you should demonstrate a passion for problem-solving through the application of technology, embrace opportunities to make decisions around solution trade-offs, enjoy the process of debugging and improving on designs, and maintain a high standard for quality of work.

The application deadline for this internship is December 1, 2022. Winter internships start in Early January and are approximately six months in duration.


  • Some hands-on experience in hardware architecture, schematic design, PCB layout, bring-up, verification, and debug, preferably in Allegro/OrCAD or Altium
  • Recent graduate from a college or university, or enrolled in a college or university as a senior or rising senior (must have completed at least junior year)
  • Authorization to work in the United States

A Little About Us

Synapse Product Development works with the world’s leading brands and most ambitious startups to bring to market products and technologies that have a positive impact on people and our planet. Our team of engineers, project managers, and business operations professionals tackle seemingly impossible technical challenges for our clients and bring cutting-edge solutions to reality. We work on a variety of projects, find fun in solving hard problems with great coworkers, and understand the value of cross-discipline collaboration to provide stellar client service. Synapse supports an environment of openness and trust where employees work hard to get the job done and still have time to maintain active and meaningful lives.

Synapse's San Francisco site features world-class engineering lab spaces while offering proximity to transit as well as the amenities of the vibrant SoMa neighborhood. Virtually when we must and in person when we can, our project teams, departments and disciplines, and the entire office regularly come together to celebrate successes and navigate shared challenges.


Synapse is an Equal Opportunity Employer (“EOE”).  We value diversity and strive to promote an inclusive culture.  We are committed to a work environment that respects and supports individuals and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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