2024 Spring/Summer Packaging Engineer Intern (Doctorate) - Kalispell, MT

Applied Materials
Kalispell, United States
$42 - $46 USD hourly

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Applied Materials’ Advanced Packaging Department is searching for an intern to join our team in early 2024! Advanced packaging technology is critical to continue enabling Moore’s law through heterogenous integration of chiplets. Chiplets are integrated on the package thanks to novel wafer level processes such as hybrid bonding. New materials selection and integration within the hybrid bonding process flow are key to scale the next generation of interconnects. This internship will be focused on selecting, modelling, and integrating new materials for hybrid bonding technology. Understanding of materials behaviors and interaction will be a key component of the project, as well as modelling tools. The position will entail the following:

  • Literature review focused on equipment and chemistry of electroplating
  • Identify plating parameters unique to application: TSV fill, SAP, Damascene structures, etc 
  • Present key finding and data summary in weekly meeting in front of engineering team
  • Set-up DOE and track outcome
  • Model based problem solving regarding new materials introduction and qualification
  • Define integrated flows to enable target (plating) outcome
  • Lab validation of advanced result (inspection, metrology)
  • Based at Applied Materials PPC campus, Kalispell, MT.  Some domestic travel likely.


  • Student must be pursuing a PhD’s degree program in Chemical Engineering, or a related field
  • Student must be in good academic standing at their university, with a preferred GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Strong understanding of chemistry of materials behavior and electro-chemical reactions
  • Operate in high pace environment with autonomy.
  • Model-based problem-solving attitude with high tolerance for ambiguity is a plus for successful candidates.
  • Project Management skills
  • Knowledge of advanced packaging architecture is preferred
  • Electrical or Computer Engineering or related field with package design and Signal/Power Integrity analysis knowledge is a plus


$42 - 46 per hour

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on a number of factors including location and education level and will vary depending on confirmed job-related knowledge, skills, and experience






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Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.