Fall 2024 Intern - Meshing (BS/MS))

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Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location: Evanston, IL, US, 60201

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13773 


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 is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. 


The goal of the Ansys Emerging Talent program is to provide experiential learning, structured job experiences, and a platform to help talented students launch their career with Ansys. The Emerging Talent program will allow students the opportunity to refine technical knowledge, enhance personal talents, and encourage collaboration and networking in our areas of focus with the ultimate goal of converting our Emerging Talent interns into full-time Ansys employees at the completion of the program. Entry into the Emerging Talent Program is through a paid 40-hour per week internship, for 14-16 weeks per rotation, and requires a 1-2 rotation commitment from a student beginning in May 2024.


As an Emerging Talent Intern, you will be provided with continuous role-based skills training and development as well as formal assessment and evaluations. You will have a dedicated mentor and receive regular coaching.


The Emerging Talent Intern will be part of the Ansys Meshing development team and will work together with the team to develop advanced engineering features in core meshing libraries. The Intern will get an opportunity to experience how software development is done to discretize engineering problems in an intuitive and integrated mesh generation development environment and will contribute to advance mesh generation algorithms used for various physics applications such as mechanical, fluid and electro-magnetic simulations. The Intern will also get to experience of how software design principles apply in an engineering discipline to simulate physics for next generation products.



  • Research, design and implement mesh generation algorithms and features for state-of-the-art Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software applications. 
  • Develop, maintain and improve object-oriented data structures, algorithms and modules in large and complex software systems. 
  • Enhance and extend the User Interface for set-up and execution of pre-processing workflow for engineering simulations. 
  • Engages a network of expert professionals to collaborate and accomplish development objectives 
  • Investigate defects in production code 



  • Degree program in Computer Science, Mechanical, Aerospace or related engineering field  
  • Design and implementation of object-oriented application features using programming languages such as C++ or C 
  • Exposure to scripting languages such as Python or equivalent 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 



  • Experience in using Microsoft Visual Studio and Software Configuration management tools (GIT, SVN) 
  • Coursework in the area of computational geometry and Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Knowledge of agile development methodologies 
  • Experience in doing research in engineering discipline like mesh generation, computational geometry, etc. or computer science domain like distributed computing, parallel programming, etc. 
  • Knowledge of software design patterns and test-driven development 


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.).

For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com


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: Chicago

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