Aerojet Rocketdyne
Huntsville, AL
30+ days ago



Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking to fill an Intern – Systems Engineering role for Summer 2022 in its Huntsville, AL Defense Headquarters.

Under close supervision and following specific detailed instructions, performs entry level Systems Engineering assignments with a focus on Model Based Systems Engineering and Digital Thread. The position requires a limited use and/or application of basic principles, theories, and concepts of Systems Engineering for aerospace system development.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-class developer and manufacturer of advanced propulsion and energetics systems for customers including the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and other agencies and companies, both in the United States and abroad. Our markets include space, where we provide a full range of propulsion and power systems for launch vehicles, satellites and other space vehicles; strategic missiles; missile defense; and tactical systems and armaments. Our propulsion systems, both liquid- and solid-fueled, have been at the heart of virtually every major U.S. space and missile program since the dawn of the space age. Visit our website at for more information on our company, our people, and our mission.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

85% - Assist with development of rocket propulsion systems hardware and software requirements. Responsible for derivation and allocation of requirements, and coordinating requirements change management with IPT members. Defines and coordinates requirements verification plans with integrated product team members, plans and manages compliance assessment and certification. Assists with performing functional analysis and conducts system trade studies. Coordinates selection of optimized concept baselines through cost/benefit trades. Provides system fault tolerance, health monitoring, and/or control system algorithms. Work with cross-disciplinary teams to expand Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) capability and extend Digital Thread reach. Learn assigned MBSE tools, document potential affordability improvements, and apply MBSE as practicable for performing Requirements, Integration, and Risk assignments on development efforts.

15% - Coordinates project risk assessment and management and prepares and reports results on compliance plans. Communicates results in oral presentations and written communication.


Candidate must be currently enrolled in a B.S. degree program in Aerospace or Systems Engineering (or similar major) OR enrolled in an advanced degree program in related major, and returning to school upon completion of the assignment.

Preferred Qualifications

3.2 GPA or above

Rising senior standing or above

Solid academic track record of accomplishment

Demonstrated self-driven initiative, adaptability to new ideas, and team work experience

Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

Coursework in systems engineering, rocket propulsion

Experience with model-based systems engineering and SysML

Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information. Having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement. U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Resident, or other status as a U.S. Person is required.

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.

About the Company

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne plays a key role in providing propulsion solutions that defend our homeland and support the space industry & communication, observation and exploration needs. We provide a wide array of products to the defense industry ranging from solid rocket motors and solid rocket propulsion systems to missile defense systems and warheads, as well as high efficiency electric propulsion, storable propellant engines, solid rocket motors, launch vehicle engine solutions to the space industry. Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding our product offerings, opening new markets in high speed strike weapons and hypersonics, as well as deploying new technologies such as additive manufacturing. Take a look at our career opportunities and find out how Aerojet Rocketdyne can LIFT your career into a higher orbit! Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding in several locations including Huntsville, Alabama! We are excited to announce that Huntsville is our new defense headquarters and we plan on hiring approximately 800 employees at that site over the next couple of years. With approximately 5,000 employees and locations across the USA, we have opportunities in the places you want to be: • Huntsville, Alabama • Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area) • West Palm Beach, Florida • Redmond, Washington • Camden, Arkansas • Carlstadt, New Jersey • Culpeper, Virginia • Stennis Space Center, Mississippi In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
5,000 to 9,999 employees
Aerospace and Defense