Undergraduate Aerospace Engineer

Engineering Student Employment Opportunity

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 Aerospace Engineer

LASP is hiring an aerospace engineering student to assist with mission- and instrument-level systems engineering tasks such as data analysis, trade studies, technical resource (mass, power, data) management, requirements management, and documentation. Initial work will be in support of the TSIS-1 instrument suite which is currently in operation on the International Space Station and follow-on work will be with the follow-on TSIS-2 instrument suite, which is slated to fly in 2022 on a dedicated host spacecraft. Highly rated applicants will display a strong passion for learning about spacecraft and/or space-borne scientific instrument design, development, and flight. Satisfactory completion of ASEN 2004 or equivalent is required.

Minimum GPA – 3.0

Required Skills

  •  Effective communicator
  •  Critical thinker
  • Familiar with MATLAB and Microsoft Excel

Desired Skills

  •  MATLAB or general software code development
  • Ability to combine knowledge of components to discover and solve system-level problems


The position pays hourly. The time commitment is 40 hrs/wk over the summer and 10-20 hrs/wk during the school year.

How to Apply:

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, many times receiving more than one employment opportunity in this field upon graduation. Resumes for this position will be accepted until it is filled. Please submit resume 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.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. 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.