Blue Origin Internships

Blue Origin interns participate in real engineering design projects related to the development and construction of human space flight systems. Interns work directly with our engineers to contribute to project goals in the fields of mechanical design, fluids, aerodynamics, rocket propulsion, flight controls, electronics, avionics, enterprise software, flight software, composites, chemistry, human safety, and systems engineering. We also offer opportunities in business development and finance. Working directly with our team, students gain real-life experience that allows them to apply classroom learning to real aerospace challenges.

Current graduate and undergraduate students in engineering, science, technology, accounting, and business are invited to apply for this 10-week program. Internships are typically conducted in the summer, but they are also available during the spring and fall academic calendar. Most Blue Origin internships are available at our facility in Kent, Washington, but we also have some opportunities at our facility in West Texas. Our interns receive housing and a competitive compensation package including travel reimbursement.

Past Summer Intern projects have included:

  • Building and testing a working pressurization-control system for testing rocket engines
  • Planning and conducting a subsonic wind tunnel test, including the design and fabrication of models
  • Refining high-altitude wind-analysis techniques for use in trajectory and GN&C analysis
  • Designing and analyzing rocket engine components
  • Research, development, and hands-on testing of alternative pressurization systems for rocket launch vehicles
  • Developing software and building circuitry for a communications network
  • Research, development, and hands-on testing of seat designs and attenuation methods for reentry vehicles
  • Modeling and analysis of the ground effects of a vertical powered landing vehicle
  • Designing, developing, and testing a simulation model of a launch vehicle hydraulic system
  • Creating a telemetry visualization program to aid engineering support teams in vehicle monitoring tasks
  • Analyzing research and education payload markets
  • Accounting and financial analysis
  • Researching and implementing enterprise-wide business systems

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be a United States citizen, permanent resident alien, or otherwise able to review all export-controlled technical information (see ITAR regulations). Students must also be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program and have at least one semester of school remaining after the internship. Students who have obtained a junior or higher academic standing by the start of the internship are preferred.

Application Forms

We require one letter of recommendation, which must be submitted by the application deadline. Ask your chosen professor to describe your abilities and potential. The professor must e-mail the letter of recommendation directly to internships@blueorigin.com (.pdf preferred). Please ensure that your name is specifically included in the e-mail and letter.

Students are encouraged to upload a resume and cover letter. Additionally, you may paste link(s) to your online portfolio or projects.

APPLICATIONS AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARE DUE:

Internship Period Due Date
Spring 2015 November 14, 2014
Summer 2015 January 31, 2015
Fall 2015 May 1, 2015

For all engineering internships (engineering and science majors - undergraduates and graduates)

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For business development internships (MBA students preferred)

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For finance and business operations internships (supplier management, logistics, accounting and IT/enterprise majors)

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Contact

Thank you for your interest in the Blue Origin internship program! If you have any questions, please contact internships@blueorigin.com.