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Functional Safety Engineering Intern (Winter)

Company: UL
Location: Skokie
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Job Description:

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Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

The UL functional safety team is seeking a Functional Safety Engineering Intern to join our growing team. We are seeking an intern to start this fall, with the internship to end late April.  The intern would work closely with major clients to develop and assure safety-critical electronics and the safety of complex systems, in applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to multi-core microprocessors to electric vehicle powertrains. The position requires progress on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and is especially beneficial to job seekers looking to understand and develop skills in engineering, such as functional safety, cybersecurity, robotics, and autonomous vehicles.


UL’s experts are sought after by automotive, semiconductor, robotic, energy, and other industry experts worldwide as they develop advanced safety-relevant systems. The engineering intern will work with UL’s technical staff and established clients to develop verified safe products, using leading-edge technologies and the best available safety approaches.


UL is a dynamic and growing company with offices in globally. As a thought leader in the safety of robotics and automotive systems, UL’s mission is the safety of complex products. Our clients include six of the world's top ten automakers and five of the world's top ten automotive suppliers, as well as innovators in the fields of microprocessors, ASICs, autonomy software, and advanced sensing systems. UL’s Functional Safety engineering interns are highly employable after the internship, as the robotics, energy, and automotive industry seeks talent to build the next generation of safety-assured products.

  • Junior or Senior pursuing a BS degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, computer science, or a closely related field. Masters and PhD students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Strong interest in automotive technologies, and/or advanced microprocessor or software technologies for automotive application.
  • Experience in engineering software and tools for embedded control environments, such as Matlab, Simulink, dSpace, LabView, CANape, HIL/SIL test environments, and related toolsets.
  • Highly self-motivation, responsibility, and flexibility.
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit 

Keywords: UL, Skokie , Functional Safety Engineering Intern (Winter), Other , Skokie, Illinois

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