Summer 2024 Intern - Additive Manufacturing - Mechanical (MS/PhD)

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Date: Nov 2, 2023

Location: Cottonwood Heights, UT, US, 84047

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13138 


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.



Ansys believes in developing our future engineers and technologists. We offer an enriching internship program for undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled full-time in a four-year college or university.

Our interns work on a variety of impactful projects. They develop and test our industry-leading simulation software while gaining real experience in their field of study. This position is to directly support the Mechanical Business Unit at the Salt Lake City, UT office. The Additive Manufacturing intern position will be focusing on processing and analyzing deformation data from physical experimentation & simulation for the laser powder bed fusion process, designing, implementing, and validating novel algorithms for model calibration, and supporting Ansys ACT wizard development. This internship is a 40-hour per week paid position starting May 2024 and concluding August 2024.



  • Work with the AM development team to process and analyze deformation data from physical experimentation & simulation for the laser powder bed fusion process.
  • Design, Implement, and validate novel algorithms for model calibration.
  • Support Ansys ACT wizard development.



  • Pursuing an MS or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, or related technical disciplines with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be enrolled in a full-time degree program and return to the program after completing the internship.
  • Team player, responsible and motivated.
  • Knowledge of the deformation characteristics of metal additive manufacturing processes such as LPBF.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and optimization processes.
  • Experience with scripting for process automation, optimization, and visualization using Python and/or other programming languages. 
  • Exposure to FEA and CAD concepts with hands-on commercial FEA software use experience.



  • Hands-on Ansys Workbench Mechanical software use experience.
  • Exposure to Ansys Application Customization Toolkit (ACT) in Workbench Mechanical.
  • In-depth knowledge of thermal-structural FEA simulation for LPBF.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with the multi-attribute optimization process.


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. Together as One Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.


Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what’s next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.


At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, U.K.).

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

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