Masten Space Systems is looking for two technical interns for the summer of 2008. Working out of our Mojave, California facilities, you would be directly involved with a variety of interesting projects and would gain experience in working for an innovative space company. You must be a US national, and available for approximately three months from mid-May or early June through late August.
Projects you would be working on include testing state-of-the-art rocket engines, flight testing vertical take off/vertical landing rocket vehicles, fabricating and testing components for future projects, and evaluating new hardware concepts.
We are looking for people who have direct experience building, troubleshooting, and testing actual devices: people who know how to use tools and are not afraid to get their hands dirty. You do not have to have experience on a liquid fueled rocket engine, but we want people who have hardware experience, perhaps working on a car or plane, flying an amateur rocket project, or building a robot.
Specific applicable skills include:
- Mechanical assembly, especially of pressurized systems
- Machine shop skills, working with tools to make things out of metal or composites
- The ability to run an experiment, record data, and figure out what the data means
- Installing and wiring an electrical system, possibly including radio controls or computer programming
- Experience with Labview, Solidworks, and/or Matlab.
You don’t have to have all those skills, but having a variety is a plus. You must have a willingness to learn, pay attention to detail, be able to take initiative, and be open to working on a variety of different projects and experiences.
In addition, we have ongoing programs that involve rocket propulsion, mechanism design, electrical engineering, or wireless telemetry. If you have experience in one of those areas, we may assign you your own project where you will be responsible for the design and execution of a component or subsystem.
If you are interested in a fun summer, working on big rockets and unique vehicles, please send a resume to internships [at] masten-space.com. You are also welcome to send photos and/or a description of a past project you have worked on.
Masten Space Systems is a Mojave-based aerospace R&D startup that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. Current company focus is on regeneratively cooled bipropellant rocket propulsion and fully reusable rocket-powered vertical takeoff and landing vehicles.