Finite Element Simulation Intern

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200070364
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the unrivaled and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple’s customers every single day. Apple is looking for an intern with strong non-linear finite element skills to join its biomechanics simulation team. The biomechanics simulation team is responsible to develop innovative methods and solutions to support Apple’s product design. The intern in this role will serve as a focal point in the setup, execution, and validation of non-linear finite element models. You will need to be a logical problem-solver, effective communicator, a self starter, and highly motivated.

Key Qualifications

  • Solid fundamental knowledge of computational mechanics
  • Hands-on experience in finite element analysis
  • Knowledge on material modeling
  • Scripting experience (Python preferred, but not required)
  • Experience in Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated to solve problems
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Work closely with the biomechanics team to create and analyze finite element models at the intersection of the human body and mechanical design. Work with the product design team to evaluate biomechanics aspects of new designs. Develop and implement new methods for biomechanics simulation. Drive and improve existing simulation tools. Periodic updates through presentation and written reports to senior management and Executives.

Education & Experience

Pursuing PhD and majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Computational Mechanics, or related discipline.

Additional Requirements

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in biomechanics simulation