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Humanitarian Engineer Unpaid Internship

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  • 5 people are interested

Public Invention believes all software should be free, and for this reason seeks motivated college students (graduate or undergraduate) to pioneer Humanitarian Engineering Inventions with the movement "in the public, for the public".

We seek for

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Arduino/PlatformIO programmer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Mathematician
  • Electrical Engineer

The role implies having previous experience in those fields or coming up to speed with current development, using Computational Fluid Dynamics, and hardware drives in PlatformIO, and having an understanding of the Arduino environment. An understanding of Mathematics will also be helpful.

All the future work for these roles will likely continue for years writing technical papers for hardware, user testing, and developing and integrating new modules. It will include extensive performance testing and reliability testing.

[1] - https://github.com/PubInv


Computational Fluid Dynamics, Arduino programming (PlatformIO to program the ESP32 hardware), electromechanical design, UX skills, project management, product development, I2C, SPI (to communicate with SAMD21 motor controllers for stepper motors), serial port.

If you consider yourself an agent of change and want to improve the world, join us!

Please submit your resume, LinkedIn profile, and a statement of interest to volunteers@pubinv.org
Consider 48 hours prior notification and CT Time zone before schedule your interview, thanks!

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1709 NORRIS DR, AUSTIN, TX 78704, US

Mission Statement

We empower inventors, technologists, and students to publish, find, and collaborate on invention ideas for the good of humanity through direct coaching, team formation, curation of work, publication, co-working and learning events, and material support.


We challenge the notion that inventions should be reserved for patents and profits. Rather, we invite fellow builders of the future to use their skills for humanitarian purpose. We want to make the future better for everyone. To do this we remove, rather than add, legal barriers to the free use of our inventions. All work done with Public Invention is free and open to all under share-alike public licenses.

The Public Inventor of the future is not a lone genius but a person who is part of a community. We empower Public Invention Teams that embrace the interdisciplinary talents that combine to shape the future: inventiveness, design, writing, art, photography, engineering, administration, fundraising, and other skills we cannot predict. All of our work is in service to nurture humanitarian invention.

Recently, much of our work has been focused on our VentMon project, which works to improve pandemic ventilators in the fight against COVID-19. With that, we are working on an oxygen concentrator project. However, we are also working on non-pandemic related projects, such as Moonrat and Rapid E. Coli projects (clean water projects) and Euler Notebook (a stylus-oriented notebook for mathematics and science), among others. We are always looking to take on new and exciting projects working with inventors around the globe.


Computers & Technology
Community, Computers & Technology, International


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 19
  • Public Invention asks every public inventor for a commitment of 6 hours per week for 6 months.  
  • Conversational english

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