OSA's WORKinOPTICS Website Launches New Internship Gateway


Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

OSA's WORKinOPTICS Website Launches New Internship Gateway

New section will connect student interns with optics and photonics companies

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17— The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the launch of a new "Internship Gateway" to its job board website, WORKinOPTICS.com. The site, which already helps connect optics and photonics companies to job seekers, will provide a new path for students to gain real-world experience in their chosen fields. Companies will also benefit by gaining valuable assistance and the opportunity to evaluate students for potential full-time employment.

Through the website, the students will be able to search from a portfolio of internship opportunities posted by companies in the optics and photonics industry. They will also have the ability to post their resumes online so companies can find them. The Internship Gateway provides opportunities for current students in two-year technical programs, four-year colleges and universities, and master's and Ph.D. programs, as well as for a wide-range of corporations.

"We are thrilled to be a part of the Internship Gateway," said Paul Then, director of commercial technology, advanced optics at Corning, Inc.- an OSA Corporate Member and early supporter of the project. "Corning is always looking for talented individuals from the field of optics and photonics, and this new offering will allow us to discover and train a new generation of employees before they even enter the job market."

Students and companies can get started with the Internship Gateway by visiting http://www.WORKinOPTICS.com/internships.aspx. The service is free to all students and OSA Corporate Members.  Non-OSA Corporate members may also post openings for a small fee.

About OSA

Uniting more than 130,000 professionals from 175 countries, the Optical Society (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information, visit www.osa.org.