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2023 Summer Internship Job Description   

Maxar is currently seeking students to join our 2023 robotics summer intern program in Westminster, CO or Pasadena, CA.    

Maxar develops robotic solutions to tackle some of the toughest problems in space. From on-orbit assembly of satellites to planetary exploration, Robotics at Maxar is pushing the boundaries of space robotics. These technologies are a key steppingstone to creating larger and more complex space infrastructures that will continue to open space to commercial opportunities.   

For more than two decades, we have empowered innovative commercial and government programs, including robotic arms on six of NASA’s Mars rovers and landers. This is your chance to join a highly capable team of roboticists and software engineers to see your work push the boundaries of space exploration. This is a requisition for summer of 2023 intern positions with involvement in the development of robotics software systems. 

Life with Us 

Your Project:        

As a Robotics Software Engineering Intern you will help our team develop custom software to control our robotic systems, ground and operations software to communicate with and command those systems, as well as develop the custom tools we use to develop, build, and analyze those systems.  

Maxar is looking for robotics software interns to help with these tasks:   

  • Develop robotic control algorithms such as visual servo, compliance control, and rover navigation 

  • Virtual and augmented reality robotic operations software 

  • Design and develop small-scale demonstration robotics


Placement of individual interns within each of these software roles will be based on intern's background, intern's areas of interest and Maxar need. 

What Our Internship Program Offers: 

Our 12 to 13-week internship program provides students with hands-on experience in a variety of disciplines. From robotics to data science, Maxar offers opportunities to gain valuable skills and mentorship by working with cutting-edge technologies and industry-leading experts on real missions. In addition to competitive hourly pay, we provide cross-functional lunch-and-learn sessions, professional development workshops, social events and an executive speaker series.

Minimum requirements for this position: 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 

  • Current enrollment in a degree program in computer, electrical, aerospace engineering, or relevant robotics field of either: 

  • Bachelor’s degree program with completion of 2 years or more

  • Graduate degree program


These skills would be amazing: 

  • Fluency with C, C++, C#, or Python 

  • Familiarity with ROS/ROS2 

  • Experience with 3D engines such as Unity 

  • Experience working with mechanical and electrical hardware


 Salary: $20-41.50/hr depending on level of education and experience

Our salary ranges are market-driven and set to allow for flexibility. Individual pay will be competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of knowledge, skills, and geographic diversity, with earnings potential commensurate with experience. The range for this position is:

$13.13 - $21.88 hourly.


Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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United States, Westminster, CO
Posted 3 months ago
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