Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Intern - Engineering, Ballistics

    Location US-AL-Huntsville
    Job ID
    Engineering - Other
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking an Engineering Intern - Ballistics for our Huntsville, AL location to start in May/June 2019.


    This is a summer intern position that supports the Ballistics Department. After orientation and training, the intern will perform entry-level engineering tasks on rocket propulsion projects. The intern will support senior engineering staff and gain experience and familiarization with Aerojet Rocketdyne projects. The candidate must be able to operate effectively in a team environment.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    40% - Perform various Ballistics and/or Propellant related engineering duties for the Ballistics and Propellant Development technical staff. 


    30% - Assist with the development of engineering designs and/or propellants that are used on solid rocket motor or liquid rocket engine applications.


    15% - Become familiar with Aerojet Rocketdyne Methodologies used in Ballistics.


    15% - Generate databases used for data reduction, trend analysis and metrics collection. Provide general support such as PowerPoint presentations and technical report generation as needed.


    Candidates must actively be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering (or related discipline). Candidates must have completed their Sophomore year by summer 2019.


    US Citizenship required. Must also 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.


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Candidate must work well in teams, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be results-oriented with good problem solving skills and have the ability to take ownership of tasks.
    • Must have strong academic track record.


    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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