Summer 2024 Robot Lab Mechanical Engineering Internship

Seeking talented summer interns to be part of the IHMC Robotics Team to design, fabricate, and assemble parts for walking robots and exoskeletons. Internships are available for students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical engineering or related field. Ideal internship candidate should have significant design and fabrication experience of robotic systems. Knowledge of Solidworks is required. Basic knowledge of fasteners and bearings is required. Applicants will work closely with others in a small team, and excellent communication and documentation skills is required.

This internship is for a full time, paid position in Pensacola, Florida. You must be available every day during regular work hours, for a minimum of 9 weeks.

As part of the application, we require that you provide a link (unlisted or public) to a YouTube video of you talking about one of your mechanical designs. You can see a sample video at: This video should highlight your communication skills as well as show your design. The video should:

  • Show you the entire time
  • Include your talking about your project
  • Be 1 minute (+/- 15 seconds) in length
  • Show your design, either actual or on computer screen
  • Have clear audio

 To Apply:  

Please follow these instructions carefully. Your ability to follow the instructions and provide all the documents in the requested format will be part of your evaluation. Any application not following the instructions will be returned.

Email your application to: robotjobs at

The subject of the email must be:  2024 ME Internship – YourLastName

Include the following 3 items as attachments in the email:

1.  Current resume in pdf format. Name your file: “YourLastName_Resume.pdf”

2. Cover letter in pdf format. Name your file: “YourLastName_CoverLetter.pdf”

      In the cover letter, include the following items:

      • Dates you are available for an internship. Note you must be available full time at IHMC in Pensacola, FL.
      • Describe your relevant electrical experience.
      • Discuss why you are interested in an internship at IHMC.
      • Provide link (URL) to your YouTube video.
      • Provide email and phone number for three (3) professional references.

3. Download this Pre-Interview Questionnaire pdf, fill it out and attach it. Name your file: “YourLastName_Questionnaire.pdf”

For example, the subject line of an email application for John Smith would be: 

  • 2024 EE Internship – Smith
  • His resume file would be titled: Smith_Resume.pdf
  • His cover letter file would titled: Smith_CoverLetter.pdf
  • His questionnaire file would be titled: Smith_Questionnaire.pdf 

 Updates to this announcement may appear at

Questions: robotjobs at 

Location: Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL

Application Deadline: March 18th, 2024

IHMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.