Make an Impact Where Leading-Edge Science and Engineering Meet the Spirit of Invention.
Helping the Next Generation Push The Boundaries of Possibility

MKS offers seasonal co-ops that range from 3-8 month programs. We offer supplemental training and experience to students to advance their education and help you jumpstart an exciting career. Co-ops earn college credit while contribution to the long-term advancements of MKS’s initiatives and can be embedded in meaningful work. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program and should consult with their institution to ensure eligibility for participation.


Internships at MKS are typically 10-12 weeks and a prime opportunity for students to accelerate their career by developing in-demand skills. Our interns are empowered to complete business critical work, and will have the opportunity to apply their studies to significant projects for the business while bringing their unique perspectives to the company.

Emerging Talent

At MKS, “Emerging Talent” refers to someone who has 0+ years of professional work experience. This includes internships, co-ops, and university students who will be graduating or who have recently graduated.

Campus Program Spotlight

Meet our Global Campus Programs Recruiters!

"I love meeting students and connecting them to opportunities that will impact their careers! It's also satisfying knowing the talent I recruit will make a difference here at MKS."
- Merline Dieujuste
Global Campus Programs Recruiter

"I love getting to connect with students on campus! It is incredible that our job helps shape these students' futures. I'm really looking forward to representing MKS on campus this year!"
- Dominic Romávila
Global Campus Programs Manager

Our Recruiting Process


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Final Decision

If it’s a mutual match, welcome to MKS!

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Total Rewards & Benefits

At MKS Instruments, our commitment to your well-being is reflected in our comprehensive benefits package, encompassing medical coverage, paid time off, tuition and professional development assistance, and tools that enhance your health and well-being. We go beyond the traditional benefits package, promoting healthy behaviors and assisting you in making informed decisions. MKS Instruments values your unique talents and contributions. We recognize that employee satisfaction is essential to our success.

Join us in pushing the boundaries of possibility!

Hear From Our People
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In 2001, I started as a production engineer working with laser systems. I then accepted responsibility for the site’s quality management. I now lead our growing cleanroom production team of 20 engineers and technicians, who are building our Explorer® Laser series. MKS has given me the opportunity and support to grow, and I now serve as a coach for our new production team. I'm able to lead with my personal value of respect for the individual and enjoy actively supporting the growth of those around me. I'm happy to be among peers who contribute their own perspectives and broaden my horizons.

I see MKS as a learning organization that welcomes every employee to shape MKS. As a global company, MKS accepts the mission of building cross functional, diverse, and multicultural teams that provide cutting edge technology for solving the world’s most challenging problems.
Oliver K.
Manager of Manufacturing &
Operations, Germany

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I have witnessed the progress of MKS for 13 years. The cross-region communication enables me to develop multidimensional thought. MKS’ DE&I culture keeps me motivated, as they have enhanced my work-life balance and brought equal opportunities to female engineers.
Aimin S.
Manufacturing Engineering Manager,

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I joined MKS as a Project Manager in the Laser R&D Product Development team (Spectra-Physics) and recently become an Engineering Manager within the Advanced Technology Development group. The opportunity to learn and grow my leadership skills, while staying true to my technical background is what initially drew me to MKS. My time here is a testimonial to those values and MKS's ability to uphold them. I take pride in being part of a company that prioritizes DEI initiatives and actively develops talent. MKS goes beyond mere statements and banners; it translates its vision into meaningful actions.
Shalaka D., PhD
Engineering Manager,
Lasers BU, United States

Recruiting Regulations

MKS has our own Talent Acquisition team which recruits on our behalf. If you are contacted by someone about a job at MKS, please verify the opportunity on our Careers Posting Site   before engaging with that contact. MKS does not ask for social security numbers or financial information. Please reach out to us if you have questions at:

MKS is an equal opportunity employer, including disability, veteran status and all categories protected by law. Please review our EOE statements for additional details. Currently, MKS is only hiring candidates who reside in states in which we are already registered to do business.

Request an Accommodation: MKS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process due to a disability, please contact us at: