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2023 Vehicle Design and Innovation Graduate Intern

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. The Vehicle Design and Innovation Department (VDID) provides space vehicle design and analysis, rapid systems engineering processes, and vehicle systems engineering support throughout the program acquisition lifecycle using systems engineers, modeling capabilities, rapid prototyping tools, and dedicated engineering development facilities. As a member of VDID you will be developing the next generation of innovative spacecraft designs to solve the most challenging problems of our US Space Force, Intelligence Community, NASA, NOAA, and commercial/international customers.Work Model:This position will be performed 100% on-site in Chantilly, VAWhat You'll Be Doing

  • Assist engineering staff in performing concurrent engineering studies to develop and/or assess candidate spacecraft designs that analyze orbit parameters and consider the selection and sizing of spacecraft subsystems such as attitude control and determination, electrical power, communications, propulsion, structures, thermal, etc.
  • Participate with interdisciplinary teams in ongoing research or technical programs with academic collaboration partners
  • Apply standard techniques and procedures to carry out a series of prescribed scientific and/or engineering tasks
  • Develop and/or enhance spacecraft design analysis tools and simulations
  • Document study assumptions, methodology, results, and recommendations and summarize in oral presentations to engineering staff and management
  • Training and mentorship will be providedWhat You Need to be SuccessfulMinimum Requirements:
    • Currently enrolled at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Master's degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related program
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Familiarity with and interest in the design and analysis of spacecraft and space missions
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work on multiple tasks effectively, either independently or as a member of a team
    • Good organizational skills, problem-solving ability, cooperativeness, initiative, and decision making
    • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
    • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
    • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
    • Must be able to obtain a security clearance; US Citizenship requiredHow You Can Stand OutIt would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
      • GPA 3.5 or higher
      • Demonstrated experience leading and participating in collaborative engineering projects
      • Active security clearanceTranscripts are required for this position.Temporary housing assistance is not available.Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
        • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
        • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
        • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
        • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
        • Flexible spending accounts
        • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
        • Relocation assistance
        • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
        • Education assistance programs
        • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respectWe are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email atieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly , 2023 Vehicle Design and Innovation Graduate Intern, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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