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


Corporate Marketing

Design, UC Davis

“One of the main projects I got to work on was creating an infographic for 3D sensing diode lasers. This was the first time the company utilized an infographic, so it was very exciting to work on something so different from other projects. I was given a chance to design something new and refreshing, yet still, speaks “Lumentum” to the audience. Also, I worked on graphics created for tradeshows and corporate events.”

“This is my first internship outside of on-campus ones, and it’s a great opportunity for me to learn not only how to be a better designer, but also how to work in a corporate setting. So far the program has been great, and both my manager and my mentor are very helpful when I have questions.” 



Finance, San Francisco State University

“Lumentum has taught me so much in the short time that I have been here. I work on projects in Finance related to financial planning and analysis, R&D, and manufacturing. I have had the privilege to be treated as a member of the team which has allowed me to get hands on experience that is necessary for a career in Finance.” 

“The culture at Lumentum is welcoming, yet has also challenged me to test the skills from my education. I am grateful to have been a part of this year’s intern program.”


Global Quality

Economics, Santa Clara University

“My internship has been eye-opening and very educational. I appreciate the opportunity to be part of Lumentum and what they have to offer. It has been both fun and busy getting a glimpse of the business world during the summer so that I can start to learn about what I want to do in the future.”

“Lumentum is an amazing place and the internship was thoroughly enjoyable. So glad that I get the opportunity to learn so much from the people around me and am looking forward to the rest of my time here!”


Research & Development

Physics, San Jose State University

“For my project, I am working on testing a new spectrometer for use in our labs. Using coding, such as Python and LabVIEW, and mechanical skills I have been able to analyze the differences between what we currently use and the new spectrometer.” 

“The experience so far at Lumentum has been very exciting. I have found myself challenged in ways unlike at school, while still feeling like my knowledge gained in the classroom is useful to both my manager and team. The opportunity I received this summer has been amazing so far, and I look forward to keep making strides in this internship.” 


Research & Development

Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

“I’ve been working on some cool projects during the internship so far. I designed some fixtures to help improve workflow, and for my main project, I’m helping to redesign a diode cold plate to increase cooling performance and also to lower costs.”

“My experience at Lumentum so far has been awesome. Everyone is really helpful and friendly, so it makes for a great learning environment.”


  • 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.