June - August Internships
Our facilities in Kent, Washington, and West Texas offer Summer interns excellent test and research opportunities in the fields of mechanical design, aerodynamics, rocket propulsion, flight controls, electronics, chemistry, flight software, composites, human safety, systems engineering, machining, and avionics. Working directly with our engineers, young engineers gain real-life experience that allows them to apply classroom learning to real aerospace challenges.
Students focusing on careers in engineering, science and technology are invited to apply for this 10-week Summer program. We accept applications from mid-October through January 31st for the following summer. Sessions typically begin in early June, however we adjust dates to best fit the academic schedules of the selected interns. 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
Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in science or engineering and have obtained a Junior or higher standing by June of the year for which you are applying. Students must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or otherwise able to review all export-controlled technical information.
The application process for the 2013 Summer Internship Program is now closed. Applications for the 2014 Summer Internship will be available in October 2013. If you have any questions regarding the Summer Internship, please contact Dr. Mark Hofer, email@example.com.