What is the difference between an Intern and a Co-Op Student?

Although very similar, there are unique differences between the two positions.

An Intern is a student who works at Skyworks part-time, around his/her course schedule, during the Winter/Spring or Fall terms. An intern can also be a student who works full-time during the Summer term.

A Co-Op is a student who takes a semester off from school and works at Skyworks, in lieu of taking courses that semester, full-time for 6-12 months.

When are Internships and Co-Op positions offered? Is there a limit on how long an Internship lasts or a Co-Op student hired?

We hire interns and Co-Op students throughout the year for defined terms with specified start and end dates.

Internships: We offer three structured terms for internships
  1. Winter / Spring — January through May
  2. Summer — June through August
  3. Fall — September through December

Co-Op Positions: We offer two, 6- month structured terms
  1. Winter / Spring — January through June
  2. Summer / Fall — July through December

A student may extend from one term into the next. For example, a Summer Intern may extends their term into the Fall and work part-time around their course schedule. Please note that the maximum tenure/length of assignment for an Intern or Co-Op student is 12 continuous months, with at least a semester in between assignments.

When are Intern and Co-Op Positions posted?

  1. Winter / Spring Internship — January through May — positions are posted in September
  2. Summer Internship — June through August — positions are posted in January
  3. Fall Internship — September through December — positions are posted in May
Co-Op Positions: We offer two, 6- month structured terms
  1. Winter / Spring Co-Op — January through June — positions are posted in September
  2. Summer / Fall Co-Op — July through December — positions are posted in January

What groups hire Interns and Co-Op students?

The majority of our interns and Co-Op students are hired into technical engineering groups within one of our business units. However, we also hire students into non-engineering roles including corporate functions such as finance, human resources, marketing, facilities and information technology.

What locations hire Interns and Co-Op students?

Skyworks hires interns in the United States, Canada, Mexico and select locations in Europe and Asia. The majority of our positions are filled at the following sites:
  • Adamstown, MD
  • Andover, MA
  • Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Irvine, CA
  • Newbury Park, CA
  • San Jose CA
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Mexicali, Baja California

What are the qualifications needed to be considered for an Internship or Co-Op position at Skyworks?

Specific qualifications and requirements will be specified for each Intern and Co-Op job posting. Requirements that apply to all prospective interns and Co-Op students include the following:
  • Current enrollment at an accredited institution pursuing a bachelor's, master's, MBA or PhD degree and returning to school/university following Skyworks assignment
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States. Note: we do accept international students as long as they are able to receive CPT/OPT sponsorship from their university

Please note that students who have already graduated will not be considered for Internship or Co-Op positions. Are you looking for a full-time job? Apply here.

What is the pay rate for Skyworks Intern's and Co-Op students?

All of our Interns and Co-Op students receive an hourly pay rate. These rates are based on the student's level in school and are reflective of the location.

Does Skyworks provide temporary housing or assistance?

Skyworks does not provide temporary housing. However, interns/Co-Op students are eligible for both relocation assistance and a housing stipend*, so long as the distance between their campus/home and their new Skyworks location is fifty (50) miles or greater. The relocation assistance is administered through a third-party vendor who may also assist the intern/Co-Op student with finding a temporary place to live for the duration of their assignment at Skyworks.

Skyworks also provides a list of other vendors, who can assist interns and Co-Op students with finding temporary housing. Skyworks will not pay for any services rendered by these vendors. Any costs incurred are the responsibility of the intern /Co-Op student.

Why should I apply to be an Intern or Co-Op student at Skyworks?

Our Intern and Co-Op programs are meant to provide students with a true glimpse into what life is like as a Skyworks employee. If you want to experience a company that is at the forefront of tomorrow's wireless technology and the impact it is having on the world, then you should consider Skyworks. The benefits of Skyworks' program include:
  • Opportunity to work on real-life cutting edge technologies and the devices we enable
  • First-hand glimpse into a variety of career paths and job opportunities in the wireless and Internat of Things semiconductor industry
  • Mentoring from industry leaders and experts within our various industry segments
  • Lunch and Learns and Networking events with senior leaders and executives
  • Social events and group activities with fellow interns, Co-Op students and the University Relations team
  • Highly competitive hourly wage; overtime eligibility
  • Relocation assistance and housing stipend*
  • Paid holidays including: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (and day before if it falls on a weekday), Labor Day, Thanksgiving and day after Thanksgiving

How do I apply for an Internship, Co-Op position or Full-Time role at Skyworks?

If you are a student at a school that we visit, please apply through your schools career center and/or job board. If Skyworks does not have an event on your campus, click here to browse and apply to our available intern, Co-Op and entry level positions

*Wages subject to federal and state laws