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Stratolaunch, LLC Intern - Summer 2022 in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is developing hypersonic vehicles to support various Department of Defense and commercial applications. Stratolaunch needs new college graduates to support the design, analysis and test of subsonic aircraft and hypersonic vehicles. Candidates must be a sophomore, junior, or senior going to grad school working on an Engineering degree, preferably with experience through clubs, school competitions, hobbies, etc, in designing, building, and testing vehicles or systems.

As an Intern for Summer 2022 you will be a member of the Engineering team, working in the Stratolaunch Engineering department. You will contribute to the design, integration, and test of Stratolaunch operational vehicles. Openings exist in the Flight Sciences, Flight Controls, Structures, Avionics, Electrical, Propulsion, Mechanical Systems, and Materials Science areas.

This is a 10–12-week internship over summer of 2022, based in Mojave, CA

Instructions for application:

Please include a short presentation, paper, or summary of project you have worked on. Please be specific about your individual contribution to the project. We are looking for people who are passionate about aerospace and aviation. In your presentation, paper, or summary please also include why you wanted to work on the project and why it excites you. Any applications without this project document will not be considered.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Self-starter

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering, or similar

  • Support the design, analysis, and test of the Carrier Aircraft or Talon vehicles

  • Develop engineering tools as needed to complete tasks

  • Use engineering fundamentals or analysis software to analyze designs

  • Interface with manufacturing to build or test components

  • Interface within and between engineering teams to clarify requirements, communicate progress, and resolve issues

  • Write and execute test plans as needed

  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity, and fulfillment of commitments


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  • Exceptional command of engineering fundamentals

  • Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to ask questions

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Hands-on engineering experience through internships, school projects, or teams


  • Experience with 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software tools

  • Experience with Matlab, Python, Octave, or other computing software tools

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

Required computer skills

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior going to Graduate School working on an engineering degree

Special remarks regarding work environment

  • Travel estimated to be approximately 5% or less

  • Position is based in Mojave, CA

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

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Job Category: Engineering