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Aerojet Rocketdyne Intern - Engineering, Avionics in Redmond, Washington


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-class developer and manufacturer of advanced propulsion and energetics systems for customers including the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and other agencies and companies, both in the United States and abroad. Our markets include space, where we provide a full range of propulsion and power systems for launch vehicles, satellites and other space vehicles; strategic missiles; missile defense; and tactical systems and armaments. Our propulsion systems, both liquid- and solid-fueled, have been at the heart of virtually every major U.S. space and missile program since the dawn of the space age. Visit our website at for more information on our company, our people, and our mission.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Summer 2023 Intern - Engineering, Avionics at our Redmond, WA location.

After orientation and training, the intern will perform entry-level engineering tasks on rocket and electric propulsion projects. The intern will support senior engineering staff and gain experience and familiarization with Aerojet Rocketdyne projects. Summer internships will start in approximately May/June and end in August/September.

Hall Current and Arcjet Thruster propulsion systems are key components of Geo-synchronous Earth Orbit satellites used by our military and commercial satellite service providers. Hall Thruster Propulsion Systems propel interplanetary spacecraft to and from their distant destinations. Aerojet Rocketdyne is the premier supplier of these enabling propulsion systems. A key component of these systems is the Power Processing Unit (PPU) which converts spacecraft power from solar arrays to propulsion energy used by the Electric Propulsion thrusters. This intern will work in the Avionics Engineering group and will support our engineering team in the successful planning, design, development and qualification of power electronics used for electric propulsion on-board spacecraft.

What we can offer you:

Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne ( .

Rest and Relaxation - 48 hour annual sick allowance, 9/80 schedule at most locations providing for longer weekends, company paid holidays.

Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match, variety of courses to support learning & development, mentorships.

Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Beautiful Campus – Large campus with forested trail, basketball court, fitness center, covered bicycle parking, and outdoor gazebos.

Next Gen Workplace – Aerojet Rocketdyne is recognized as a top 100 Next Gen Workplace. (

Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America’s Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

30% - Component, sub-system, and/or system level hardware development test planning, test conducting, and data analysis.

25% - Electrical circuit design and construction for hardware testing. Hardware fabrication support, including nonconformance resolution.

25% - Perform engineering circuit analysis as required in support of program tasks.

10% - Coordination of activities with other internal organizations such as engineering, manufacturing, quality, and test.

10% - Presentation of results at internal and external meetings.


Candidate must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Electrical Engineering (or similar major) and returning to school upon completion of the assignment.

Preferred Qualifications

3.5 GPA or above

Rising senior standing

Concentration in power conversion

Coursework and knowledge in EE fundamentals, circuit analysis, semiconductor fundamentals and analog power circuits

Working knowledge of typical Microsoft software applications

Familiar with Matlab and/or SPICE software

Solid academic track record of accomplishment

Leadership & teamwork skills

Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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Location US-WA-Redmond

Job ID 20397

Category Intern - Engineering