QUALCOMM was founded in 1985 by University of California, San Diego Professor Irwin Jacobs. Today it is known for its variety of wireless technologies (the firm pioneered CDMA cell phones) and for licensing its inventions for use all over the world. The company has over 15,000 employees and offers internet and wireless technologies to civilians and government agencies alike. For 11 years in a row, QUALCOMM has been named one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” coming in at No. 16 in 2009.
Around 90 percent of QUALCOMM interns are engineering students working on hardware, software and systems engineering projects. The rest work in other fields, including administration, business development, finance, HR, IT, legal, library and information services, manufacturing, marketing, procurement, public relations, sales and technical support. About 65 percent of eligible interns go on to work full time at QUALCOMM after graduation.
Open to students at all degree levels from universities around the world. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible.
Number of Interns: 101 or more
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students
Los Angeles, CA