Advanced Cellular Communication Systems Modeling Intern (Cambridge)


As MediaTek’s successful placement student, you will work as part of a small (but outstanding) R&D team that is responsible for driving innovation in advanced cellular communication systems, starting from the definition of new communication systems standards up to the design and verification of modem chipsets implementing this new cellular protocols. Through evaluation, analysis and development of innovative solutions, you will be contributing to global standardization group (3GPP) RAN1/RAN2 on 5G systems.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to new mobile communication standards such as 5G, allowing you to understand how these new communication standards are derived and how to impact the standardization process. Using a combination of theoretical analysis and software simulations, you will be involved in the modeling of their performance at the system level as well as at the user device level. This is also a great opportunity to develop your research skills and programming/simulation proficiency. We have an excellent opportunity for a talented student who is interested to learn more about the design, innovation and 3GPP standardization process of advanced mobile communication systems.

What we’ll offer you in return

  • Convenient location (Cambourne), very close to Cambridge and served by very frequent bus services from Cambridge
  • Excellent and varied experience working on real projects in a leading, global, high-tech company
  • Opportunity to work with skilled engineers, as well as with other interns
  • Contributing to a project in a leading global team working on the latest 3GPP release for 5G systems


The placement will begin in 2020 or 2021 and we can be flexible about the start date. The length of the internship will need to be between 6-12 months long.


This internship will be at our Cambourne, Cambridgeshire office, based 9 miles outside Cambridge city centre (with frequent direct bus services). Cambridge is also conveniently located within one hour from Central London, four main London airports and The Eurostar. Should the office be closed for reasons relating to COVID-19, we will arrange for you to work remotely from home.

MediaTek and You

MediaTek is the world’s 4th largest global fabless semiconductor company, leading the market in chipset technology. We enable more than 1.5 billion consumer electronic products a year including Smart TVs, Voice Assistant Devices (VAD), Android tablets, feature phones, Optical and Blu-ray DVD players, and we’re number two globally in mobile phones.

MediaTek looks for people with a great passion and work ethic, who have a broad set of technical skills and are ready to master new technologies and tackle some of industry’s greatest challenges to positively impact billions of future users. From 4G and 5G smartphones, to tablets and digital television, MediaTek are changing the industry one innovative product after another.

We pride ourselves on having an accomplished and successful global collaborative team culture and a competitive compensation package. We know that each person makes important contributions, and that they are integral to our success.

How to Apply

To apply for this exciting internship please apply to the below email address with the title ‘Advanced Mobile Communication Systems Intern 2021 (Cambridge)’, including a CV, your contact details and a brief cover letter describing why you feel you are suited to the role.
For any queries, please contact

Requirement You’ll be…

  • An MSc/PhD student or equivalent
  • A great problem solver/ creative thinker with keen sense for attention to detail
  • Someone who enjoys picking up new skills quickly, through informal learning
  • Self-motivated and able to work both in a team and autonomously

In addition, one or more of the below would be brilliant (but not essential)

  • Programming experience (ideally in MATLAB, C or C++ )
  • Good mathematical skills
  • Familiarity with mobile communication system (4G/5G)
  • Familiarity with 3GPP standardization process

Office address

MTK Wireless Ltd Building 2010, Cambourne Business Park

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