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Intern, Engineering (Statistics)

Intern, Engineering (Statistics)

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Intern - Engineering

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Summer 2018 internship opportunity in Canoga Park, CA. Extension to a 6-month or full-year internship may be an option.


At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized leader in aerospace and defense, providing propulsion and energetics to power space, missile defense, and armaments industries. Our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your work.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The intern will work under direct supervision with statisticians and engineers to provide statistics expertise for diverse applications.


40% - Perform statistical data analysis and predictive modeling.


30% - Statistical quality control and process improvement.


20% - Contribute to reliability and risk assessment, simulation studies, experimental design and analysis.


10% - Opportunities for teaching and research relevant to ongoing activities.


Candidates for this internship opportunity must be currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program in Statistics or closely related field with a very strong statistical emphasis.


When applying for this internship, please include a cover letter with your resume, including an attachment showing your history of completed statistics courses.


US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Working knowledge of Minitab or other statistical software packages (experience with SAS preferred).
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, as well as with a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Science/engineering and/or computer science background helpful.
  • Familiarity with Bayesian method.



Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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