Virgin Galactic

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2018 Summer Intern (Engineering)

2018 Summer Intern (Engineering)

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Who we are

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic is on track to become the world’s first privately funded commercial space line. Along with Launcher One and The Spaceship Company our greater organization is dedicated to becoming a world leader in small satellite launches and a sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users.


Our companies are quite possibly the most fun and innovative place to work for someone like you! We are seeking engineering interns to help develop the next generation of commercial space vehicles. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!

Your Mission

Systems Engineering:

  • Ensure the definition for all engineering systems designs is up-to-date and compliant to the state of the vehicle build.
  • Develop ground and flight test plans to verify the systems designs comply with and meet the requirements Engineering has defined.
  • Support flight test as repairs and design modification are required to keep the vehicle on a rapid test schedule.

What you bring


Currently enrolled in an ABET accredited university, pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Physics.


A top notch education including formal training, awards, internship experience, high GPA, a top of class student.


Education so amazing that it distinguishes the candidate amongst any applicants regardless of work experience.


Minimum 3.5 GPA strongly preferred.


Ideal candidates have will have completed at least their sophomore year by summer 2016, with significant engineering coursework completed by summer of 2017.


ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Personal Requirements

The Virgin Galactic organizations have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


Virgin Galactic, Launcher One, and The Spaceship Company are Equal Opportunity Employers; employment with Virgin Galactic, Launcher One, and The Spaceship Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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