This is a summer 2019 intern position (start date in May or June 2019) that supports an engineering group in our Culpepper, VA facility. The role is involved with generating propulsion concepts and conducting mission analyses for future space and defense mission applications. The position requires a limited use and/or application of basic engineering principles, theories and concepts. Responsibilities include general and specialized assignments that provide training and work experience of a developmental nature.
Under close supervision and following specific detailed instructions, after orientation and training the intern performs entry-level engineering assignments.
100% - Support modeling tool enhancement, mission analyses, and preliminary concept trades. Interface with internal customers and other organizations within engineering. Role may involve programming in Python, ModelCenter, C#, MATLAB, Fortran, and Visual Basic, and utilizing NX CAD and MS office software.
Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline, and have completed junior year of study. Experience or coursework with propulsion projects and related modeling are desired. Good academic standing expected. Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills, as well as technical and analytical abilities.
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.
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 and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal 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.