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You will help change the landscape of the small-sat industry and be an integral and unique part of a close-knit team of individuals operating in a high-energy environment who share a vision of enabling low-cost and frequent launch of imaging and communications constellations that will protect our planet and humanity.
Internships are open to technical candidates currently enrolled at a four-year accredited university. Our program is highly selective, and we are searching for the best talent.
Returning interns are given priority placement for future internships and considered for future employee positions at SpinLaunch. At the end of the internship, SpinLaunch gives all interns equal consideration concerning development opportunities and hiring decisions.
To be considered, a student must meet the following requirements
- Be a U.S. Person (generally defined as a U.S. citizen or resident who has a permanent legal right to work in the United States); SpinLaunch is unable to provide employment sponsorship to students on F-1 visa status.
- Undergraduate intern candidates will generally be at their junior or senior level. Master's degree and/or Ph.D. candidates are also encouraged to apply.
- Minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 16 weeks commitment
- Full time: Minimum 40 hours a week required
- Internship start date May / June 2020
- Application deadline: April 10th, 2020
- Use CAD, FEA, programming environments, and spreadsheets to develop projects and sub-systems from concept to reality - rapidly and effectively
- Leverage your existing multidisciplinary knowledge and quickly self-teach new skill sets to competently navigate and manage projects that intertwine with electronic control systems and manufacturing
- Manage the design of hardware, the acquisition of required materials, vendor relations, and the instruction of assembly and testing in a fast-paced environment where the implementation of other systems are dependent upon the completion of your tasks
- Effectively convey ideas and communicate technical topics with engineering, build staff and operations. Run self-directed design reviews and participate in reviews of parallel systems
- Anticipate needs, identify problems, think creatively, and rapidly produce reliable and cost-effective solutions to meet the ever-growing and changing needs of SpinLaunch's research and development efforts
Ongoing projects that you will be involved with directly or indirectly include: Composite Structures, Structural and Mechanism Design, Drive and Bearing Systems, Control and Automation Hardware.
- Must be currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university or college or within 6 months post-graduation
- Minimum 1+ years of extra-curricular collegiate, internship, or industry experience. Examples include:
- multiple semesters on a competitive collegiate team with increasing personal design/analysis/build/test responsibility
- multiple summers and/or semester internship experiences in design and development roles in challenging technical industries
- Proficiency in CAD (SolidWorks, Inventor, CATIA, NX, etc.) is required
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills is a must
- Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing work environment
- Exposure to analysis tools (Finite Element, ANSYS, etc.) and/or programming experience (MATLAB or similar)
- Heavy hands-on experience building systems and mechanisms, using machining tools, etc.
- Ability to perform trade studies from "first principles" and basic engineering fundamentals to drive a design from inception forward
- Exposure to understanding and experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) per ASMY Y14.5, manufacturing technologies & methods, and experience working with in-house and outside vendors
- Passion for space exploration and creating state-of-the-art systems
SpinLaunch is required by the U.S. Government to comply with various space technology export regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident ("green card holder") as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. More information on ITAR can be found here. ( https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/ddtc_public?id=ddtc_kb_article_page&sys_id=%2024d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987 )
SpinLaunch is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.