Hardware Development Internship (Summer 2023)

Montreal HQ (hybrid work)

About Nectar

A third of the world's crop production depends on honeybee pollination, yet beekeepers lose 40% of their hives each year. To be part of the solution, our team's mission is to provide beekeepers and growers the data-driven tools needed to raise thriving honeybee colonies.

We believe that the technology being built by our team - including IoT and AI models -  will lead to a future where pollinators are considered an essential factor in feeding our planet.

About the Internship

As part of this internship, you will work primarily on the final stage of the manufacturing process for our sensors before they are delivered to our clients. Under the supervision of our Lead Hardware Developer, you will collaborate with hardware engineers, data scientists and product designers. It’s a unique opportunity to learn and work on a project with big technical and social impacts.

Expected start date : Summer 2023

Duration : 16 weeks


  • Work on quality control procedures.
  • Build test bench and flashing station (hardware and firmware).
  • Document the processes so that our suppliers can use them independently.
  • Contribute to technological choices and architecture decisions.
  • Participate actively in problem-solving.

About you

While we design our internships to be learning experiences, we will favour students in their last year of studies, as we feel the small team at Nectar is better suited to welcome them.

Ideally, you are currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree (electrical or computer engineering, or a relevant program) and have experience with :

  • Reading electrical schematics
  • Programming languages C and Python
  • Digital communication protocols: I2C, SPI and UART
  • Microcontrollers
  • Version control tools such as Git
  • Electrical lab equipment: soldering, oscilloscope, multimeter and lab power supply


  • Knowledge of EAGLE or Altium
  • Knowledge on RTOS
  • Sourcing electrical components
  • Ability to write tests
  • Good level of communication in French
  • A sense for details and documentation
  • Interest in sustainable development and agriculture

We don’t expect you to check all the boxes! We invite you to apply even if you don’t know all the aforementioned points.


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