Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

WSGC Private Industry Internships

New! Summer internship applications for Aerojet Rocketdyne, Eagle Harbor Technologies and Tethers Unlimited are open.

Erica Capalungan at Aerojet

Washington NASA Space Grant is pleased to invite undergraduates and graduate students from our consortium member colleges and universities to apply for summer internships with our local industry partners.

These internships enable students to concentrate on research activities that supplement their academic coursework and help to prepare them for careers in NASA-related fields.

Awards: All internships are paid experiences. Compensation may vary. See individual applications for more details.

Eligibility: The awards are open to juniors, seniors and graduate students in good academic standing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full time in a Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium member institution.

Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to J. Carlos Chavez at the Washington Space Grant office, 206-543-1943, or jcc5@u.washington.edu.

Application Deadline and Procedures: Application deadlines are set by the participating companies and institutes. Please read the application guidelines carefully. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

Students who are awarded internships will be contacted directly by their employer.

NoteIf you receive an internship, you will be named a Space Grant Scholar. Upon completion of your internship you will be expected to present your work in a public exhibit in a poster format (time and place tbd) and submit a written end-of-project report.

As part of the long-term assessment of this program, we also require that you to maintain a current address and student or employment status with the Washington Space Grant office, updated on an annual or as-needed basis.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne

Application deadline: OPEN

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader, specializing in rocket and missile propulsion.

Length of internship: June 13 - August 22, 2014

To apply: For internship application instructions, go to directly to the Aeroject Rocketdyne Career Center and enter "US-WA-Redmond".

Space Grant-funded opportunities at Aerojet-Redmond include engineering internships in bipropellant propulsion, monopropellant propulsion, electric propulsion, space electronics and manufacturing.

NotePlease identify that you are applying for a Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium-supported internship position in your cover letter.

Job 8474: Engineering Intern - Electric Propulsion
Students must be actively pursuing a bachelor or advanced degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or other related science/discipline. Coursework and knowledge in the following areas are preferred: thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, materials, electrical circuits, plasma physics, and/or rocket engine performance analysis. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Prefer experience with MatLab, Simulink, Visio, engineering analysis software packages, or CAD packages. Experience with development hardware, mechanical assembly, and/or test is a plus. DOORS or systems requirements software experience is desireable. Must have experience working in a team environment and excellent written and verbal skills. A full description is available here

Note Applicants should include "Washington NASA Space Grant internship" in the resume objective.

Also, please e-mail Space Grant student coordinator J. Carlos Chavez at nasa@u.washington.edu to inform Washington NASA Space Grant that you are applying for this internship.

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Eagle Harbor Technologies

Application deadline: OPEN

Eagle Harbor Technologies, based in Seattle, is dedicated to producing innovative solutions to technological problems relating to plasma science including in-space electric propulsion, fusion energy development, and plasma sources for materials processing.

Length of internship: June 13 - August 22, 2014

To apply: Internship applicants should include a cover letter and resume. For more information, please download the Eagle Harbor Technologies internship flier.

Note Applicants should include a sentence stating that you are applying through Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium in the section on your research and career goals.

Also, please e-email student coordinator J. Carlos Chavez at nasa@u.washington.edu to inform Washington NASA Space Grant that you are applying for this internship.

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Tethers Unlimited Inc.

Application deadline: OPEN

TUI, based in Bothell, develops advanced space technologies for NASA and the Department of Defense. Their areas of research include advanced space propulsion, avionics and space instrumentation, underwater tether systems, and the fabrication and testing of spacecraft components.

Length of internship: June 13 - August 22, 2014

To apply: Internship applicants should include a cover letter and resume. For more information, please download the Tethers internship flier.

Note Applicants should include a sentence stating that they are applying through Washington NASA Space Grant in the section on your research and career goals.

Also, please e-email student coordinator J. Carlos Chavez at nasa@u.washington.edu to inform Washington NASA Space Grant that you are applying for this internship.

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Woodruff Scientific Inc.

Application deadline: CLOSED

Woodruff Scientific Inc. is a small research & development company, based in Fremont, conducting experimental and computational research in fusion energy science.

Length of internship: Not available in 2014