What does a Research Engineer Intern do?

Research engineers plan, design, develop, and build innovative equipment and technologies using a research-driven process. They perform investigations, testing, modeling, verifications, comparative analysis, and other forms of research to make educated recommendations. They support and guide organizations or clients in making informed decisions based on this data, which is then used to develop action plans for designing and implementing systems and equipment that supports key objectives. They also play an active role in strategic planning by providing ongoing research-based input and advice.

Research engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or another technical field, although an advanced degree is often preferred. They should have hands-on experience with a wide range of research tools and programs, including verification and testing programs.

Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Research Engineer Intern Salaries

Average Base Pay

$114,304 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $114K
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Research Engineer Intern Career Path

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Dinrack Integrated Systems
Research and Development Engineer
Mar 8, 2020

“You get a very good and supporting boss to work with which will definitely shape your future career”

Huawei TechnologiesHuawei Technologies
Research Engineer
Apr 9, 2021

“Research is extremely applied and the best ideas suffer from production level coding and technical debt.”

Aug 6, 2020

“I enjoyed my work and the people I interacted with on a regular basis were great.”

Senior R&D Firmware Engineer
Jul 16, 2021

“Do not have any development methodologies and project management strategies to develop a good product.”

University of LeedsUniversity of Leeds
Research Software Engineer
Jan 5, 2022

“The work and life balance was very much similar to like working at an angel startup.”

STEMCELL TechnologiesSTEMCELL Technologies
Research & Development
May 29, 2020

“Everyone here wants to do a great job but sometimes hierarchy and bureaucratic processes can get in the way.”

Director of Device R&D
Jul 20, 2021

“It is a great opportunity to learn and apply what you know in many areas and levels.”

Certified LaboratoriesCertified Laboratories
Research and Science
Sep 19, 2020

“Management ensures that we have a healthy work culture and all the needed tools to do our best.”

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