Navigation Graduate Intern

  • Aerospace Corporation
  • El Segundo, CA, USA
  • Mar 14, 2018
Internship Computer Science Engineering Mathematics Technology

Description

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a graduate engineering, math, or computer science major for an internship opportunity. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA.

The qualified candidate will become part of the Navigation and Geopositioning Systems Department (NGSD) and perform mission design, system analysis, and tool development. NGSD serves as a center of excellence in the development and advancement of position, navigation, and timing technologies for the National Security Space and civil/commercial space communities. The Navigation Graduate Intern will perform the following duties: 

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Mathematical and engineering analyses, algorithm and software development related to orbital mechanics and trajectory estimation
  • Provide technical support to the development and advancement of position, navigation, and timing technologies (e.g., GPS and Global Navigation Satellite Systems)
  • Develop, apply, and deliver high-fidelity modeling and simulation capabilities across the enterprise of launch, space, ground, and user systems
  • Conduct mission performance, optimization, and trade studies
  • Participates with an interdisciplinary team in ongoing research or technical programs with academic collaboration partners.
  • Applies standard techniques and procedures to carry out a series of prescribed scientific and/or engineering tasks.
  • Training and mentorship will be provided. 

Qualifications

Performance standards to be successful in this internship position include:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • 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
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company’s values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, and  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree completed and currently enrolled at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Master’s or PhD degree in mathematics, engineering, or computer science
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance
  • US Citizenship required
  • Experience programming in C, C++, FORTRAN, Python, or JAVA 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Active security clearance
  • Experience with diverse sensor and measurement types
  • Experience in developing and delivering presentations, leading small groups, etc.
  • Experience in working in an autonomous work environment on complex projects 

Temporary housing assistance is not available. 

The Aerospace Corporation functions as the nation’s independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, specializing in advanced military space systems.  Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters in El Segundo, California, and our campuses in Chantilly, Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico to give students the opportunity to work in the scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.  

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: TECHNICAL INTERN REQ 

Clearance Requirement: None 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Employment Type: Temporary 

Work Schedule: Full Time  

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world. 

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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

Experience level of the applicant I want

College / Sixth form

Industry you work in

Academia