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Facebook Research Engineering Intern, Wireless Technologies (PhD) in Jefferson City, Missouri


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


FRL (Facebook Reality Lab) has a mission to build the AR/VR ecosystem that helps people feel connected, anytime, anywhere. FRL builds, iterates and ships today’s hardware and software on the road to the next computing platform. We’re a diverse group of problem solvers driven by a culture of experimentation and innovation

We are seeking a summer intern to support machine learning applications to wireless sensing technologies. In this role, you will be a key member of a team of innovators, working on leading edge wireless technologies and developing architecture to enable the future of AR/VR.

This is an internship position based in Menlo Park, CA. Our internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

Required Skills:

  1. Work on exciting forward-looking research projects that may be integrated in Facebook’s future products

  2. Collect and analyze large amount of sensing data

  3. Research and apply machine learning to the above data to test hypotheses

  4. Develop metrics to help monitor and track model performance

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or related field

  2. Strong machine learning knowledge to solve real-world problems

  3. 2+ years experience with MATLAB programming skills

  4. Familiarity with Wi-Fi protocols

  5. Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

  6. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op

  2. Strong signal processing, mathematical and analytical skills

  3. Self-motivated engineer with good task execution skills to deliver high quality output in timely manner

  4. Solid communication and documentation skills

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.