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Lighting Research Intern (Office Workspace & Healthcare)

Philips Lighting

Lighting Research Intern (Office Workspace & Healthcare)
Cambridge, MA Internship Paid


We are offering an internship in the area of lighting applications research.

You will be responsible for supporting the development of system performance specifications and of use cases, and proof-of-concept demonstrations for evaluating the viability of advanced lighting system concepts. In addition, you will participate in project teams, and develop presentations, technical notes, and application examples for communicating the principles and requirements of human centric lighting (visual and non –visual needs) and WELL building design standards as they relate to advanced lighting systems.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Support the development of segment-specific functional system performance specifications for new products and services;
  • Support demonstration validations to ensure system performance and stakeholder satisfaction;
  • Conduct lighting application analyses and simulations to support systems innovation and strategic initiatives;

Towards the end of the internship, we will ask the intern to prepare a technical report as well as a presentation for the department. The candidate is expected to work in a team setting with scientists and contribute innovative ideas.


We are looking for an aspiring lighting professional, who is eager to learn, and is passionate, creative, and persistent, who can balance multiple projects and thrive in a team-based dynamic environment.

  • Actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in architectural engineering or another related engineering discipline, building sciences, lighting design, or equivalent with special emphasis on illumination engineering, lighting applications, and/or lighting science
  • Working knowledge of lighting systems and control technologies and their applications
  • Able to work within a team environment, should be self-motivated and have the ability to plan and execute tasks independently.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and presentation development skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Proficient with AGI32, ( minimum) AutoCAD, SketchUP, AutoDesk applications
  • Sketching and rendering skills are a plus

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.