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College interns gain valuable experience, friendships during 11-week program

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After a fast-paced and fun-filled 11 weeks, our 2022 college interns have turned in their badges and headed back to school. This summer, Samsung Austin Semiconductor welcomed its largest college intern class, with 108 interns representing 33 schools from all over the country. The students were assigned to different departments such as Photolithography, Facility Operation Maintenance, Metals, Communications and more. Not only were they busy working on various real world tasks assigned to them, but they were also able to volunteer and make connections with fellow interns and teammates. "Samsung Austin Semiconductor's internship program exposes bright college students to a thriving tech industry with near limitless, future potential," Samsung Austin Semiconductor University Recruiter Francis An said. "Our interns bring with them, not only skills in creativity and problem solving, but a refreshing energy that livens up our campus during hot, Texas summers." University of Texas at Austin student Moinak Joddar didn't have to travel too far for his internship. Moinak, who is studying chemical engineering, interned with the Photolithography team where he hit the ground running with the help of his mentors. "Being able to work with people across multiple departments and engage with other interns made up a small part of this memorable experience," Joddar said. "Throughout the course of this internship, I was able to experience life as an engineer at a semiconductor fabrication facility in and outside of the fab on both the process and equipment sides." Olivia Jurrens , a mechanical engineering major at South Dakota's School of Mines and Technology, loved getting to do hands-on work in the Gas & Chemical Systems department. "I am getting to apply what I learn in school to real world applications that I would have never expected," Jurrens said. Students worked with experienced engineers and were assigned a variety of projects that directly impacted the company, such as creating load graphs for a boiler system to creating databases for testing. The students also had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with tools like Python, SCADA and Ignition. Melonie Yue, a chemical engineering student at University of Texas at Austin, worked on creating a predictive model for a specific fabrication tool. "Throughout this internship, I was able to hone my technical and interpersonal skills, as well as gain exposure to the day-to-day operations of a semiconductor fabrication facility," Yue said. In addition to industry exposure gained, Samsung Austin Semiconductor's internship allows students to give back to the local community, a core value of our company culture. Students volunteered at Austin Creative Reuse and helped stuff back-to-school backpacks for Manor Independent School District. Internship program coordinator, Eric Hartsfield, scheduled in social events such as an ice cream social, bowling and other fun activities to reward interns for all their hard work. University of Oklahoma industrial and system engineering major Nikhila Kunderu said she really appreciated the fact that Samsung Austin Semiconductor focuses on "wellness and work life balance by incorporating break spaces, coffee bar, gym and more." All internships at Samsung Austin Semiconductor are paid and students also receive a cafeteria stipend similar to regular full-time employees. "The lessons I learned and the friendships I made will last a lifetime," Texas A&M materials science and engineering major Aiden Long said. "I'm confident that what I learned this summer will skyrocket me into a great career." Application Process College students who are interested in a paid summer internship with Samsung Austin Semiconductor should apply early. The application process opens in September. To learn more about our student employment programs, click here.