Technical Intern IV - Systems Engineering Solutions (SES) - 653628
Ball Aerospace & Tech Corp - Albuquerque, NM

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Location: Albuquerque, NM

This is a temporary, full-time position for Summer 2013.

Ball Aerospace is a leader in design, development and manufacture of innovative aerospace systems. We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products that enable exciting missions.

Ball Aerospace is known for its contributions in support of space and Earth science, exploration, national security and intelligence programs. We were also a pioneer in the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing imaging systems and spacecraft that helped spawn a new market-driven demand for imagery. Our projects offer some of the most difficult and exciting challenges in aerospace.

We employ approximately 3,000 talented engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff. And one of the keys to our success is our people. Our employees take great pride in their contributions to better understanding our planet and protecting the nation.

Ball Aerospace's Albuquerque office, located near Kirtland Air Force Base, primarily supports the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy and Space Vehicle Directorates, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Air Force.

Our Albuquerque employees specialize in providing solutions in space control, directed energy research, experimentation, and analysis. Our space control effort ensures that systems carrying Department of Defense data are able to operate through specified threats by developing, demonstrating, and documenting technologies appropriate for current and next generation satellite systems.

Systems Engineering Solutions provides technical and professional services to defense, intelligence, homeland security and space science markets.

Summer Intern Program:

The Ball Aerospace Internship Program is a ten week summer program that provides candidates with:
  • Practical experience on relevant aerospace and telecommunication projects while working with designated mentors
  • A competitive salary
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment
  • Possible future employment
  • Housing assistance
  • Relocation reimbursement
  • In-house training
  • Group activities

Over the course of a summer session, students are encouraged to participate in social and recreational activities, many of which are organized by the college relations department. Mentors and department co-workers enjoy spending time with students at many of the activities.

What you will do:

Intern will be contributing to the testing and evaluation of a high-energy laser target board and associated software algorithms. This will include data collection in a laboratory and subsequent data reduction and analysis of target board performance. Potential additional tasks may include incorporation of additional algorithms or refinements of data acquisition software.

What you will need:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Primary requirement is an eagerness to learn and a willingness to dive in and immerse in the project.
  • Intern will receive mentoring but needs to be motivated and know when to ask for help.
  • Project involves the use of MatLab programming as well as LabView.
  • Experience in laboratory mechanical assembly is also a highly desirable skill.
  • Knowledge of high-energy laser diagnostics is desirable but not required.

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree pursuing a graduate degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Optical or Computer), Physics, Computer Science or related disciplines.
Must Have Skills
  • Experience with MatLab programming
  • Experience with LabView software
  • Knowledge of basic electronics

Desired Skills
  • Experience in laboratory mechanical assembly
  • Experience in laboratory measurements
  • Knowledge of mathematical transformations
NOTE: You are welcome to apply for more than one type of internship (for example, Mechanical Engineering, System Engineering and Electrical Engineering), however, we recommend only applying to one of these levels when submitting your resume:

Intern I = Between Sophomore and Junior year
Intern II = Between Junior and Senior year
Intern III = Has Completed at least one semester of Senior Year, but has not yet graduated

Intern IV = After Bachelor's Degree, starting or continuing graduate school

EEO Statement:


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V