Undergrad Mechanical Engineering Employment Opportunities

Engineering Student Employment Opportunity

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The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder on east campus. The in-house engineering group supports the design and manufacture of space-based and suborbital instruments and small spacecraft for LASP and partner institutions. LASP has developed scientific instrumentation for twelve deep-space missions, fifteen Earth-orbiting missions, 200 sub-orbital rocket flights and over 20 airborne experiments.

Hourly Position open immediately – 1 Undergrad Mechanical Engineer Intern

LASP is hiring students to for work on the design, build, and test of spaceflight instruments/components.

Students will be responsible for supporting LASP Engineering Staff in the following activities:

  • Creating SolidWorks models and fabrication drawings
  • Generating fabrication assembly instructions and test procedures
  • Design of fixturing, and simple flight hardware parts and assemblies
  • May also include: system analysis, subsystem tests, and other engineering support tasks

Minimum GPA – 3.3.

Required skills – CAD experience in SolidWorks (LASP CAD program)

Desired skills – Finite element analysis in ANSYS or NASTRAN

The ideal candidate is a student in an engineering discipline. The position pays hourly. The time commitment is full-time over the summers and a minimum 12hrs/wk during the school year. Students will learn and apply skills and knowledge in areas such as space grade materials, “clean” and ESD safe assembly, and aerospace manufacturing methods.

Interviewing will start 9/16/2019


Please visit to learn more about LASP.  LASP is a very good training site for future aerospace industry employment. Our students receive job offers from aerospace companies across the United States, upon graduation. In the Engineering division, professional engineers mentor students in designing and building space flight hardware and software

Resumes for this position will be accepted until it is filled.  Please submit resume and unofficial transcript via e-mail (preferred) to: Include any coursework or experience you have that directly relates. Due to Export Control requirements on NASA programs, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents need apply. Please include your US citizenship status in your email.

All final applicants being considered for employment are subject to background investigations including a criminal history check and when appropriate a financial and/or motor vehicle history. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including veterans, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or disability.