Undergrad Electrical Engineer

LASP Electrical Engineering Student Assistant 

LASP has multiple openings for electrical engineering and electrical and computer engineering undergraduate students to assist in the development of new science instruments for spacecraft based research projects.  The LASP Electrical Engineering student assistant will work under the mentorship of senior engineers to develop electronics for the next generation of space based scientific instruments and small spacecraft. This opportunity provides the student with practical, hands-on experience with electronics design and test by supporting senior engineers on space flight missions for NASA and other customers. The minimum commitment is for one (1) year (two semesters and a summer), working part time (10-20 hours/week) while classes are in session and full-time (40 hours/week) during the summer.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Major: Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • School Experience: 2nd year undergrad or higher
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • Work Commitments:
    • Able to work 15-20 hours/week during school year, work up to 40 hours/week during summer
    • Able to commit for a minimum of one year (two semesters and a summer)
  • Familiarity with lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes multi-meters, etc
  • Experience with testing and debugging circuits in the lab
  • Circuit analysis and simulation
  • Ability to read a schematic
  • Ability to work responsibly and reliably with minimal supervision.

Desired Skills

  • Programming in C or Python
  • Digital design using VHDL or Verilog
  • PCB layout experience
  • Circuit board assembly and soldering experience

Pay Range:

  • $14.20 – $17.20 / hr
  • Starting rate is based on student 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. Please include at least one reference.

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 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.