Job ID: 6023
Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) has been developing innovative technologies and solutions for cutting-edge DoD and intelligence programs for over six decades.
SDL’s internship program provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to get involved with state-of-the art technologies in space-, airborne-, and ground-based systems. With the support of engineers and mentors, interns are able to work on professional-level assignments that complement their academic studies. The program also includes training workshops, networking opportunities, and a variety of summer events and activities.
The Strategic and Military Space Division is looking for a few exceptional student mechanical engineers for a summer internship. Interns will be tasked with varying duties based on current projects, needed support, and the development phase. Work could include developing, testing, and integrating of hardware and software systems for small satellites, sensor systems, and/or aerospace platforms, as well as helping to develop small satellite flight and ground systems.
- Design thermal control systems for satellites and satellite subsystems
- Develop and analyze finite element/finite difference thermal models of satellites and satellite subsystems
- Data analysis and report generation
- Develop thermal vacuum test plans and procedures
- Collaborate with system, structural, and electrical engineering disciplines
Other Opportunities May Include:
- Assembly and integration of ground support equipment
- Testing of ground support equipment
- Develop thermal analysis tools
- Able to apply thermodynamic and heat transfer fundamentals to satellites and satellite subsystems
- Experience using finite element or finite difference tools for thermal analysis
- Experience writing code such as FORTRAN, Python, etc.
- Hands-on experience with mechanical assemblies and testing of hardware
- Ability to work independently and as a team member of students and professionals
- Take initiative and ask questions
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Per federal mandate, must be willing to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or provide reasons for medical or religious accommodation
Junior, senior, or graduate student
3.0 GPA minimum is required
Intern Hiring Period
Oct 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021
- Interviews can occur any time within the hiring period, so we encourage you to complete and submit your application as early as possible.
- Our goal is to notify all applicants of their status by January 31, 2022.
SDL supports a variety of missions, including NASA’s vision to reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind and the Department of Defense’s aim to protect our Nation on the ground, in the air, and in space. Our sensors, satellites, software systems, and science and engineering play an essential role in some important missions you’ve heard of, and others that you haven’t. Join our team in our seventh decade of delivering mission success.
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EOE including Disability and Vet