Worldwide a concern to many students, and also one of the most frequently asked questions: “How can I show proof of my skills, talents and motivation without any job experience ?”.

To build your first experience on the job, we have a concrete tradition in valuable internships with leading companies and research institutes within the photonics domain, active in electronics, telecommunications, measurements, lighting and more.

You can choose 2 dedicated internship courses in your programme:

  • International Internship in Photonics, 10 ECTS (abroad, duration min. 10 weeks)
  • Internship on Photonics, 4 ECTS (in Belgium or abroad, duration 5 weeks)

As an intern, students become part of a professional team that develops the future of photonics. You can discover how real-life projects progress, how a initial idea turns into reality and help design innovative products that make a difference to the world. And where you can also make the difference.

The internships involve different aspects from a job which allows your develop project planning and presenation competences next to engineering skills.



”For the industry, photonics engineers can make the quantum leap.  Shaping the photonic industrial revolution starts with the right education.”

Jan Watté
group leader R&D Optics Advanced Engineering Commscope


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during 2nd year master year

Consultancy Manager Data Analytics at Covestro

”I enjoyed my internship within AMS/CMOSIS very much. A great experience to learn how companies work and how vital precise measurements are in real-life projects.”


Have a look at our industry expert partners for internships within our master programme: 

Luceda Photonics Luceda Photonics’ tools and services are rooted in over 50 years of experience in photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design. BE
Barco Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. BE
imec Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. BE
AMS/CMOSIS CMOSIS is a pure-play supplier of standard, off-the-shelf as well as custom area and line scan CMOS image sensors. BE
ADB Airfield Solutions ADB Airfield Solutions is a world-leading airfield technology company providing end-to-end, integrated and sustainable solutions for visual guidance. BE
ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy ef cient innovations, empowering custom- ers to reduce global energy use.

FBGS International

FBGS is a Belgium / Germany based developer and manufacturer of high strength Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) using draw tower technology, where the grating array is written during the drawing process of the fiber.


Created in 1996, Lambda-X designs, develops and manufactures optical & metrology systems as well as subsystems for Ophthalmology, Space, Defense & Industry.

Trinean Trinean is a Belgium based instrumentation company, bringing micro-volume molecular spectroscopy to the next level by combining best in class analytical software with a highly standardized read-out platform. BE
Xenomatix XenomatiX develops automotive Lidar solutions. The solid state Lidar technology allows vehicles to digitize and understand in real-time the road and its surrounding. The novel projection pattern leads to unprecedented detection reliability and operates in all weather and light conditions. BE
Caliopa-Huawei a leader in Silicon Photonics components BE
Skylane Optics Skylane Optics supplies a broad range of optical transceivers, passive products and smarthome BE
SMIC Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China China
Softkinetic SoftKinetic is the leading provider of 3D vision technology for consumer electronics and industrial applications. BE
CommScope CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks.  BE
Yenista Optics Yenista Optics designs and manufactures fiber optic test and measurement equipment for a broad range of applications: from high bandwidth communications to a wide variety of scientific and research markets. FR