• 2020 Summer Intern - Engineering

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
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  • Who we are

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 500 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.


    Our Values
    TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


    Who You Are

    The Spaceship Company is looking for highly energetic, ambitious, passionate students to join our team as interns during the Summer of 2020. You will be creative, innovative and share in our passion for opening space. The knowledge and skillsets required to be successful will be demonstrated through extensive coursework and participation in related projects and extracurriculars.


    For approximately 12 weeks you will be immersed in our incredible culture and work on challenging and meaningful projects that directly relate to company goals. The hands-on experience you will gain along with opportunities to engage with our exceptional executives, engineers and other professionals will be incredibly valuable in shaping the foundation for your future.



    Your Mission

    We have Engineering Intership opportunities available across all disciplines - Mechanical Systems Design, Structural Design, Structural Integrity/Stress Analysis, Flight Sciences, Avionics/Electrical, Reliabilty/Maintainability, Propulsion, Test, Manufacturing, Advanced Design, Research & Development and Materials & Process.


    In these positions responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

    • Assist in the preliminary and detail design of:
      • metallic and composite structure, including initial sizing of joints, structure layout and design for manufacturability.
      • Assist in the preliminary and detail design of aircraft systems, including definition of system architecture and compnent selection/design.
      • Assist in the preliminary and detail design of metallic and composite interior parts, including initial layout and sizing of interiors components and mechanical systems, and design for manufacturability.
    • Study the 3D/2D definition of parts, assemblies and installations.
    • Learn how manufacturing tolerances affect production of components.
    • Participate in the Engineering definition review, approval and release process
    • Support the review of manufacturing plans and procedures to ensure compliance with design requirements
    • Support the creation of test plans which will be used to verify manufacturing processes meet design intent and requirements.

    What you bring

    • Currently enrolled in an ABET accredited university, pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science or Physics.
    • Minimum 3.5 GPA strongly preferred.
    • Related hands-on experience in the form of school projects, engineering related clubs/project teams, research, etc.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability and desire to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment.


    ITAR Requirements

    To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


    The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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