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Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Overview

Cambridge, MA
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Research & Development
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year

At MERL, you'll find some of the most creative people you've ever encountered applying their knowledge to areas that excite them because of the bottom-up approach to research. If you can justify it ... Read more

Mission: MERL's overriding vision is to deliver innovation that has a lasting impact on the world — innovation that will be remembered 100 years from now. For more than two decades we have produced cutting edge technological advances, fundamentally rethinking a ... Read more

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories – Why Work With Us?

  1. Have access to world-class researchers within the company and across academia.

  2. Be encouraged to publish and present your research results at top conferences.

  3. Make the most of our bottom-up approach to research.

  4. Get support for your future research ideas due to our industrial perspective and academic approach.

  5. Enjoy access to a large internship program with excellent graduate students from around the world.

  6. Collaborate in a friendly, open, non-bureaucratic, and culturally diverse organization.

  7. Take advantage of our excellent benefits program and flexible working environment.

  8. Experience the Boston area, close to MIT, Harvard and 6 other major universities.

  9. Enjoy the creative freedom that comes from working at MERL.

  10. Work on groundbreaking projects that impact generations to come due to the long-term view MERL takes on research.

The goal of MERL's internship program is to provide students with experiences to help them enhance and accelerate their professional career, while contributing to new or on-going projects. Interns have a chance to become familiar with the open research culture, produce publishable work, and develop an appreciation for how breakthrough research makes an impact on future products though exposure to relevant industrial problems ranging from theoretical to applied.



Qualified applicants for MERL internships are individuals who have or can obtain full authorization to work in the U.S. and do not require export licenses to receive information about the projects they will be exposed to at MERL. The U.S. government prohibits the release of information without an export license to citizens of several countries, including, without limitation, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria (Country Groups E:1 and E:2 of Part 740, Supplement 1, of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations).


Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At MERL, we are always looking for highly qualified and motivated individuals who want to have an impact on generations to come. As part of our team, your research will focus on fundamental problems with wide applicability and freedom of direction. We offer an interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment with excellent benefits where talented people apply their skills and grow professionally.


Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories.


    Applied online. Got an email from a researcher asking for an interview. Had a phone interview for 1 hour. It was a very pleasant, and very friendly experience. Got an offer three weeks after.

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Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Awards & Accolades

  • Global Partnership Award, Cultural Vista's, 2019
  • Best Paper Award, ICCV, 2019
  • Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2019
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Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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