Weld Engineering Internship
Why a ULA Internship
Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world’s most experienced and reliable space launch company!
Successfully launching more than 140 consecutive missions doesn’t just happen. It’s credit to the commitment of our 2,500 team members and the systems and processes we use to pull them together.
As a ULA intern, you’ll gain real-world work experience and exposure to life at the nation’s premier space launch company.
Together, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.
Our team is excited to meet you!
Your Role: What you'll be doing
- Engineering intern positions offer a variety of opportunities including basic engineering tasks related to design, analysis, test, integration and systems engineering
- Opportunities can vary from performing analysis on existing flight hardware, assisting in the design and development of future hardware, performing analysis for both completed and future launches, test, systems engineering, mission integration, quality assurance, system safety, launch operations and production operations
- Activities can include but are not limited to: data analysis, analysis methodology improvement projects, software improvement projects, trade studies, design for manufacturer studies, creating or modifying tool designs, processing cause and corrective actions for non-conformances, maintain production work instructions, supplier management, and component or integrated systems test
- Interns will typically support one or more experienced engineers in performance of assignments, spend time shadowing actual operations, and have unique assignments that support larger projects as well as experience the day-to-day workings of engineering
- Interns may perform and/or participate in additional activities/events which help them build a strong network within the ULA community and with fellow interns
Your Background: What education and experience you'll need
- Must have completed at least a second year of college or university by the time of the summer internship assignment.
- Must have a minimum college GPA of 2.90 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application; cumulative, no rounding. NOTE: An unofficial transcript is required if you are invited for an interview. We recommend you upload it to your profile when you apply.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and motorized vehicle transportation if assigned an internship in Alabama; California; Florida; Pueblo, Colorado; or Texas. For Denver, Colorado and Washington, DC, motorized transportation is recommended.
- Must be planning on graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Weld Engineering, Weld Engineering Technology, or a similar degree program such as Metallurgical Engineering or Materials
- Must be able to complete an internship at ULA’s Decatur location
- Must have working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint)
- Must have effective communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation skills)
About ULA Internships: What makes us different
Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels. ULA has seven locations around the country and positions are offered at the majority of them. They are:
- Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
- Decatur, Alabama
- Harlingen, Texas
- Pueblo, Colorado
- Vandenberg Space Force Base, California
- Washington, DC
We offer our interns competitive pay as well as:
- An opportunity to participate in designing, building, and launching of ULA’s sports rockets
- Flexible work environments
- Numerous social and networking opportunities
Additionally, ULA Interns work a “9/80 schedule,” meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.
COVID Vaccination Policy. ULA has adopted a vaccination policy to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. All prospective, newly hired, and/or onboarding employees must receive the COVID-19 vaccination, in full, and must receive at least the first dose (if part of a two-dose vaccine) prior to their start date with ULA. Vaccination is required as a condition of employment, unless otherwise exempted by approved reasonable accommodation.
Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).
ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.