Current Opportunities

Robotics Lab Technician

Job Type: Part Time, 10-20 hours/week

Job Description: Technician will be responsible for maintaining the IHMC robotics lab and small machine shop. This will entail organizing tools and inventory, shop and lab organization and inventory, 3D printer maintenance and inventory, cleaning tasks, trash removal, sweeping, and some light construction tasks.  

Minimum Requirements:

·       High School Diploma or currently enrolled in school 

·       Attention to detail

·       Organization

·       Experience with hand and power tools

·       Knowledge of fastening hardware

·       Ability to perform basic construction and carpentry

·       Punctual and reliable

·       Ability to perform duties with very little oversight

·       Must be able to pass background screening and drug testing

Location: Downtown Pensacola

To Apply: Email your resume to by September 21, 2018.


IHMC Internships

Self-directed Study Internship

Job Description: This unpaid internship is designed around the student’s course of study and research interests. This internship is focused on student learning and growth. One example of learning can be a new skill, such as programming, use of a software package, or prototype fabrication. Another example is learning about an academic area, such as bipedal balance algorithms, actuator design, or neural networks. Often, an internship can be part of the student’s degree program and receive course credit or have the research topic turn into a bachelor’s or master’s thesis. In this internship, IHMC offers the resources and guidance for the student to be successful in his or her pursuits.

Duration: between 3-9 months.

Compensation: unpaid, though travel assistance is occasionally available

To Apply: Email your resume to with “Self-directed Study Internship” in the subject line.

Project Based Internship

Job Description: This paid internship is to work on a specific component of a funded project. These positions are highly competitive, with interns selected based on academic performance, work and project experience, results of interview process requirements, and how relevant these items are to the specific project tasks. While we always try to ensure that our staff, especially students, are developing professionally, this position is not primarily task driven, rather than research driven, and is focused on project success rather than personal growth.

Duration: between 3-12 months.

Compensation: usually hourly pay and travel assistance is occasionally available.

To Apply: Email your resume to with “Project Based Internship” in the subject line.

The Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition Inc. (IHMC) is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities. 

IHMC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action employer.


Why work in our lab?

The robotics lab is an exciting place to work! We have researchers from all over the world, including TU Delft, ETH Zurich, MIT, Berkeley, Olin College, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Florida Tech, Embry Riddle, RIT, USC, and UF. Having so many minds crammed into one building makes for some interesting conversation, amusing antics, and fun activities to blow off some steam. Our team makes it a priority to have paintball days, barbecues, sailing trips in Pensacola Bay, beach days, dress up dares, happy hours, and learning lunches.

Pensacola is a great place to live! The weather is (almost) always perfect for outdoor activities like sailing on the bay, volleyball on the white sand beaches, kayaking on Blackwater River, or camping right by the waves. The lab is located in Downtown Pensacola, surrounded by tasty restaurants, art museums, concert venues, farmers markets, and food trucks. Pensacola thrives on never-ending music, dining, dancing and cultural diversity located right at your fingertips. You'll love it here!