Spring 2013 Internship/Co-Op - Vandenberg Launch Site SpaceX
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Spring 2013 Internship/Co-Op - Vandenberg Launch Site
Internships and Co-Ops | Vandenberg, CA, United States
Spring Internships - Vandenberg Launch Site
SpaceX is a US based space technology company founded by its residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk, the former co-founder of PayPal. The company's goal is to renew a sense of excellence in the space industry by disrupting the current paradigm of complacency and replacing it with innovation and commercialized price points; laying the foundation for a truly space-faring human civilization.
SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up; including electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engines. In-house development includes nearly all flight critical custom components amounting to approximately 85% of our vehicles both by mass and by value. Our development and production efforts represent some of the most dynamic and challenging technology opportunities seen by any organization.
Our success is driven by a wide variety of engineering perspectives and openness to all great ideas. We pride ourselves on being a meritocracy where employees are defined by their capabilities and contributions, instead of title or tenure. We are actively seeking the best and brightest minds from all industries to continue to build our world class team.
Our employees thrive in a fast-paced engineering ecosystem focused on innovation and high levels of personal responsibility. At SpaceX we cut through the noise and believe in the essentials of hardcore engineering.
We build it, test it, and fly it.
SpaceX is currently seeking talented individuals for our Internship/Co-Op Program at our new and developing launch site at Vandenberg Airforce Base in California. SpaceX engineering interns play a significant role in the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of intricate parts of our launch facilities.
Here at SpaceX, you will obtain invaluable hands-on technical experience that you can't learn in a classroom. Our engineers will help you to roll up your sleeves and apply text book theory and lab experience to creating solutions for real aerospace challenges. You will gain practical experience by participating in actual space hardware development projects.
We are looking for talented mechnical, electrical, and aerospace engineering students to help us build our new launch site this summer. Areas of opportunity include:
The most successful candidates for SpaceX's Internship/Co-Op Program have a history of significant contributions to hands-on extracurricular engineering projects in addition to a strong academic record.
- Communication systems
- Fliud/Structural launch pad systems
Many participants in SpaceX's Internship/Co-Op Program return as full-time employees upon completing their higher education.
Launch Operations â€" The Launch Operations group is tasked with final vehicle integration and launch/mission execution. They are also responsible for the launch pad infrastructure, including ground support equipment and tooling. The hardware produced by the other departments is delivered to the Launch Ops group for integration into one seamless, beautiful system. Once the vehicle is integrated, they do final vehicle roll out, check out, and countdown for launch. This team does a significant amount of travel to and from our launch sites.
Additional position information
- Must currently be enrolled at a four-year university or college
- Must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident (i.e. green card holder)
- Must be able to work fulltime between January and April/May at our Vandenberg, CA launch site
SpaceX offers one of the best environments in the world for employees to learn, build real working systems and tackle exciting challenges every day. We operate in a fun, casual work environment. Our Intern benefits include: competitive salary and free gym memberships. By joining the SpaceX team, you are not just a part of history, you are making it.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX 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.
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 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State
Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.
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