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L3Harris Intern - Project & Component Engineering in Redmond, Washington

Job Overview

We are looking to fill an Intern - Project & Component Engineering role for Summer 2024 in its Redmond, WA location.

After orientation and training, interns will perform entry-level engineering tasks on rocket propulsion projects. Interns will support senior engineering staff and gain experience and familiarization with projects. Interns must be able to operate effectively in a team environment.

Summer internships will start in approximately May/June and end in August/September.

This posting may represent one or more specific immediate or near-term openings. Those who express an interest may be considered for current and future positions.

About Us

L3Harris Technologies ( is the Trusted Disruptor for the global aerospace and defense industry. With customers’ mission-critical needs always in mind, our more than 50,000 employees deliver end-to-end technology solutions connecting the space, air, land, sea and cyber domains.

In our Redmond, WA, site (Seattle area), wefabricate, assemble, and test chemical and electric thrusters, as well as small scale propulsion systems. Our electric propulsion systems enable a wide variety of missions from the exploration of our solar system to global communication and the surveillance of severe weather and wild fires.

You're not just "doing a job" at Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies Company ( . The work you perform makes significant contributions to national security and space exploration.

  • 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 | L3Harris (

  • Rest and Relaxation - Accrue 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 or 4/10schedule providing longer weekends. Plus 90 hours of paid holidays on average throughout the year.

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits -Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness programs. Want to know more? Check out: Benefits | L3Harris (

  • Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match

  • Professional Development - Tuition assistance, free professional development training through Rocket University, employee recognition, and leadership development programs

  • 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

Essential Functions

Projects may focus on areas of project or component engineering including assisting in the successful planning, design, development, production, or qualification of chemical propulsion or electric propulsion systems for spacecraft and launch vehicle applications.

Tasks will vary but may include data collection, entry-level performance analysis, software tool development, trade studies, fabrication support, test monitoring, hardware tracking, assistance with presentations and reports to both external customers and Aerojet Rocketdyne staff.


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

Preferred Qualifications

3.2 GPA or above

Coursework in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, materials, electric circuits, plasma physics, combustion and/or rocket engine performance analysis

Experience with laboratory hardware, mechanical assembly, or test

Working knowledge of Microsoft Software applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)

MATLAB, Simulink, or CAD

Excellent verbal and written communication and

Teamwork 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.

Pay range for this position:

22.00 - 33.00 per hour

Note about pay range:

Pay range for this job level is a general guideline only for California and/or Washington State and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (

Location US-WA-Redmond

Job ID 21877

Category Intern - Engineering