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Working at Blue Origin

Working at Blue Origin

At Blue Origin, it’s our genuine passion for space exploration that makes an incredibly difficult job equally exhilarating. We’re looking for people who share that passion.

Our hiring bar is exceptionally high, and we want to keep our team small and collaborative. You have to want to work in an environment where the people occupying each and every role are among the most technically gifted in their area of expertise. You should be at the top of your field, remarkably dedicated, and excited about shaping our future in space.

We’re also working on real hardware—so building and testing should be in your blood, too. Our engineering, manufacturing, and business teams work in a 260,000 sq. ft. facility on 26 acres in Kent, Washington—just 20 minutes south of Seattle. We do our engine and flight testing at our range in West Texas (two hours east of El Paso) at the world’s only privately owned and operated launch site.

I’ve always loved to build things, and Blue Origin is the pinnacle of building something that really matters


Our interns participate in real engineering design projects related to the development and construction of human spaceflight 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 12 to 15-week program. Most Blue Origin internships are available at our facility in Kent, Washington, but we also have opportunities at our facilities in West Texas and Cape Canaveral, Florida. Our interns receive housing and a competitive compensation package including travel reimbursement.

Past interns’ projects include

  • Building and testing a pressurization-control system for testing rocket engines
  • Refining high-altitude wind analysis techniques for trajectory and GN&C
  • Developing software and building circuitry for a communications network
  • Designing, developing, and testing a simulation model of a booster hydraulic system
  • Analyzing research and education payload markets
  • Researching and implementing enterprise-wide business systems

Blue completely changed my view on what I can expect out of a career in aerospace engineering

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be a United States citizen or permanent resident (green card holder). 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.

Internship period Due date
Summer January 31
Fall April 30
Spring August 31


We hold all information confidential and are an equal opportunity employer.