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Intern - Engineering, Aero Thermal Fluids Analysis

Intern - Engineering, Aero Thermal Fluids Analysis

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Intern - Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout the world. Our Defense Business Unit (headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama) is a leader in the design, development, test and manufacture of propulsion systems that power much of our nation’s ability to defend itself and its allies, and protect our troops around the world.


This is a summer 2018 intern position that will support the Aero Thermal Fluids Analysis Department. After orientation and training, the intern will perform entry-level engineering tasks on rocket propulsion projects. This position will support senior engineering staff and provide experience and familiarization with Aerojet Rocketdyne projects. The candidate must be able to operate effectively in a team environment. This internship position will start approximately May/June 2018 and will be located at our facility in Huntsville, AL.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under the direction of a senior analysis engineer, the intern will perform thermal and fluid dynamics analysis of propulsion systems and components. Responsibilities will include:


80% - Set up and operate thermal, combustion and fluid dynamic analysis simulations to determine temperatures, pressures, and heat transfer rates in propulsion system components. Perform basic engineering calculations to support conceptual and preliminary designs. Analyze test data and calibrate analysis models.


20% - Support special projects and requests as required, provide timely response to customers, peers and management with summary and supporting details as needed, and present analysis results to both internal and external customers.


Candidates must be actively pursuing a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in an engineering discipline (Mechanical, Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering) and must have completed at least their sophomore year of study. A strong academic track record is required.


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 and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have coursework in Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, and Fluid Mechanics.
  • Coursework in Computational Fluid Dynamics or Finite Element Method preferred.
  • Candidate must work well in teams, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be results-oriented with good problem solving skills and have the ability to take ownership of tasks.



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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