University Relations

University Relations

Lumentum interns, co-ops, or new college graduates start tangible work immediately. Contributions are recognized and valued by peers and management alike. Lumentum’s strong academic community ties, and ongoing employee development/education, demonstrate the importance of higher education to positively impact Lumentum and its customers. Join us!

Be a Summer Intern

Lumentum’s Internship Program enables you to apply classroom knowledge directly to real-world challenges. Surrounded by the industry’s brightest, Lumentum fosters a collaborative environment where you will gain valuable first-hand experience to drive your career forward. Interns are invited to sessions with key Lumentum executives, plus social events and off-campus excursions with other interns. Join us to discover more about Lumentum and yourself.   

Internship Spotlight

Human Resources

Business Administration (HR and Marketing), Gonzaga University

“My work at Lumentum includes all things HR. I am helping to manage the other interns and the program as a whole. In addition, I've been able to gain experience in Talent Acquisition, Training & Development, and Benefits. I have also been able to help out with New Hire Orientation and put my marketing skills to use by working on the external and internal University Relations sites.

I love being a part of the Lumentum team! During my time here I have really been able to capitalize on my strengths and improve upon my weaknesses as a professional. The employees are very experienced within their fields, so it is a really great space to learn as an intern.”

Information Technology

Masters in Computer Science, University at Buffalo

“At the moment I am working on some Android projects. I have completed the Agility Security App and am working on creating an application to make the HR onboarding process easier for a new employee.

I hope to learn about various new technology stacks like SharePoint, Oracle etc. It feels amazing to be a part of the Lumentum team.”


Business Administration (Marketing), Biola University

“Currently, I am helping the planning team measure the fab productivity by measuring production, R&D, and critical product activity. I am also working with the operations team to forecast projected output for the fab, and I help the teams make sure that all of the production is on time and on schedule.

During my time here at Lumentum, I hope to gain a broader understanding of supply chain as a whole, and how an effective supply chain can drastically improve a company’s profits. I feel pretty stoked to be a part of the Lumentum team. Lumentum has been doing some great things, and it’s pretty cool to be a part of its mission.”

Research & Development

Mechanical Engineering, San Jose State University

“Here at Lumentum, I have been assigned the task of familiarizing myself with various glass processing techniques.

I hope to immerse myself in the culture of the company, learn about optical communication and the commercial laser industry, and grow alongside other interns. This is a great opportunity to network and gain valuable experience. I am very excited to be here!”

Workplace Services

Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Merced

“I am working on cataloging all equipment that allow one of our fabs to work properly, so that we know what we have, when equipment is transferred from a different location. Right now I am mapping the roof of another Lumentum location on AutoCad in order to see what exactly is there.

I plan to gain a better understanding of how the facilities are used in order for R&D as well as manufacturing to perform in the best conditions. I like being part of the Lumentum team as everyone is nice and is willing to help guide you in the right direction.”


  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Research & Development
  • Workplace Services

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Participating in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program with at least one semester or quarter left after completion of internship


You are paired with a selected mentor who will help guide and advise you as you move throughout your internship. Consistent feedback, as well as personalized coaching, will help support you and keep you engaged.

Apply for an Internship

Check out our job board. Search for “internship” and select the position that best matches your skill set.

Internship FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Lumentum internship program.

Recent Graduates

If you have finished your degree, we have a variety of career opportunities awaiting you at Lumentum. Come be a part of our dynamic team. If you are still in school, look for us on your university’s campus in the spring. Otherwise, stay on the look-out for updates on our job board, and choose the right opportunity for you.