Co-op, Wireless / Blockchain Technology

Published August 5, 2022
Location Conshohocken, PA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


About Interdigital

InterDigital develops fundamental wireless technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, providing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

Job Summary:

The Future Wireless North America (FWNA) group within InterDigital's Research and Innovation (R&I) organization is responsible for leading InterDigital's North American next generation wireless research projects. Our charter is to identify future technology needs, develop and learn from proof-of-concept prototypes, and innovate around a system focus. Today, our team is at the leading edge of 6G research.

We are seeking a highly motivated intern to work in our team to analyze topics, identify problems and propose solutions for next generation mobile networks (e.g., blockchain-enabled 6G cellular networks and services). The ideal candidate will have experience or in-depth knowledge in at least one of following areas: future wireless networks, decentralized networking, converged communication and computing, blockchain technology, and AI-enabled networking and services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify key issues and enabling technologies for future wireless networks and services (e.g., blockchain-based decentralized services);
  • Propose innovative architectural and protocol-based solutions for future wireless networks and services;
  • Evaluate, assess, and validate candidate solutions (e.g., via analysis and prototyping);
  • Communicate results to internal and external audiences (e.g., technical reports, white papers, presentations, conference/journal papers, etc.); and
  • Get involved in relevant standardization.


  • Available for six months;
  • PhD student studying in studying in Telecommunications / Network Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, with research focused on any area of wireless communications, distributed computing, networking, etc.;
  • Proven publication record in prestigious conferences and journals; and
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Exceptional experience in these areas will be considered.

  • Knowledge about 5G system architecture and network functions;
  • Excellent ability for conducting cross-disciplinary research (e.g., AI/ML and blockchain);
  • Strong analytical and research skills;
  • Hands-on experience with blockchain technology platforms (e.g., Hyperledger) and/or AI/ML platforms (e.g., PyTorch); and
  • Knowledge about cloud-based blockchain as a service.

Location: This role will be located onsite / hybrid in Conshohocken, PA

InterDigital is an equal employment opportunity employer. InterDigital will not engage in or tolerate unlawful discrimination with regard to any employment decision, policy or practice based on a person's sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, assignments, evaluations, coaching, promotion, discipline, discharge and layoff.


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