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IoT Development Intern

Philips Lighting

IoT Development Intern
Cambridge, MA Internship Paid


You will be involved in the research of the latest wireless communication standards and technology for Internet of Things communication with a focus on connected lighting systems.

Your Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for the proof of concept development of the protocol and prototype using software defined radio technology, and demonstrate the capability of the technology for the connected lighting applications.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Research on the cutting-edge wireless communication standards and technology for IoT communication;
  • Develop the proof of concept demonstration using software defined radio;
  • Build prototype system for connected lighting application with the PoC implementation.
  • Towards the end of the internship, we will ask the intern to prepare a presentation for the department. The candidate is expected to work in a team setting with scientists and contribute innovative ideas.

Organization Description:

Philips Lighting is the global leader in lighting products, systems and services. Our understanding of how lighting positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value, deliver rich user experiences and help to improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we sell more energy efficient LED lighting than any other company. We lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces.


We are looking for:

  • An intern that can work within a team environment and is self-motivated with the ability to plan and execute.
  • Graduate-level student (PhD preferred) in computer science, applied mathematics, engineering, or other related disciplines
  • Excellent understanding of supervised and unsupervised machine learning, specifically deep learning techniques, like CNN, RNN, LSTM, and reinforcement learning is required.
  • Experience in applying these techniques for time series prediction, image processing, and video analytics will be very helpful.
  • Expertise in developing deep learning applications using libraries and platforms, such as Keras, TensorFlow and Theano, is required.
  • Programming experience in Python, MATLAB, Java, or a similar language is required.
  • Candidates that have published in top-tier conferences or journals (e.g. NIPS, ICML, ACL, EMNLP, CVPR, ICCV, SIGKDD, ICDM, ICLR, PAMI, JMLR, TACL, IJCV) will be preferred.
  • Communicate in English effectively, both verbally and written.

About Us

Make an impact on innovations that matter.

Everything starts with light. Light moves cities, carries information, and comforts mind and body. In today’s digital age, lighting is being redefined. It’s no longer just about illuminating. It’s about connecting, responding and transforming.

At Philips Lighting, we’re at the forefront of this wave of innovation. We’re developing technologies and systems that are changing how people see and experience their world. We’re the leading lighting company for the Internet of Things, building brighter, smarter cities and homes, and bringing greener, better light to people across the globe.

We want people with a game-changing mentality, to help us create the light of the future. We’re building a team of people who value innovation, and who are ready to make an impact both in their careers and the world they live in.

Fun Fact

Education reimbursement, flex work schedules and health and well-being plans offered.