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Aerospace Engineering Graduate Summer Intern

Internship | Intern
Engineering | livermore, CA | 01/18/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have multiple openings for our Summer internship program taking place from April 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021. Our openings are for graduate level students and for students who received a bachelor’s or master’s degree to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. The selected interns will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic simulation and analysis, ablation and gas-surface interaction, guidance, navigation, and control (GNC), structural and thermal analysis, boundary layer transition, or other related aerospace fields.

In this role you will 

  • Working with scientists, engineers, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of aerospace engineering, particularly aerothermodynamic analysis, structural and thermal dynamics, flight dynamics, or other related fields.
  • Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.Analyzing the external flight environment of an aerospace system through different phases of flight and velocity regimes (subsonic through hypersonic).
  • Performing computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA), or trajectory analysis; post-process the results; document and present the results.
  • Performing technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientists and engineers in research and development projects.
  • Developing and maintaining computational model and/or code documentation, verification and validation activities.
  • Presenting work through presentations and/or poster sessions as directed.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or has completed their bachelor’s or master’s degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • Experience applying basic engineering principles to solve technical problems.
  • Programming experience, especially in Python, MATLAB, Java, C++, and/or Fortran.
  • Demonstrated academic achievement in the aerospace or mechanical engineering (or related) field with experience applying basic and scientific principles to solve technical problems.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills.
  • Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Qualifications We Desire

  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Experience running CFD simulation codes (US3D, Cart3D, FUN3D, Fluent, Star-CCM+, etc.) on Linux HPC clusters
  • Experience running structural finite element codes (Ansys, Abaqus, etc.).
  • Experience developing flight simulation models and/or control algorithms for flight vehicles.
  • Experience with boundary layer transition modeling and prediction.
  • Experience with data science, machine learning, or reduced order modeling.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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