Internship - Ground Support Equipment - Summer 2023

ground support


Firefly Aerospace Inc. (๏ฟฝFirefly๏ฟฝ) is an American end-to-end space transportation company committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch and spacecraft vehicles. Firefly๏ฟฝs launch vehicles utilize common technologies, manufacturing infrastructure, and launch capabilities, providing LEO launch solutions for up to ten metric tons of payload. Combined with Firefly๏ฟฝs in-space vehicles, such as the Space Utility Vehicle (SUV) and Blue Ghost Lunar Lander, Firefly provides the space industry with a single source for missions from LEO to the surface of the Moon or beyond. Firefly is headquartered in Cedar Park, TX.


Firefly has year-round engineering focused internship opportunities for our locations in Texas. Both current undergrads and new graduates are encouraged to apply. As a Firefly Intern, you will support the Ground Support Equipment [GSE] Engineers through all stages of system design, construction, and activation.

Ideal candidates will have knowledge in specific areas such as Mechanical Engineering Design, Electrical Engineering, Fluid System Design, Operations, Controls, or Construction. You will have the opportunity gain design experience developing novel solutions for challenging problems. These positions require degrees of creativity, flexibility, and collaboration. The ability to communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams, with differing technical backgrounds is an absolute must.


  • Design could include preliminary concept generation, sizing, costing, detail design, architecture layout, and drawing creation
  • Construction could include reviewing designs with technicians, writing work instructions for fabrication, and work inspection
  • Activation could include writing, reviewing, or running checkout procedures, customer handoff meetings, and documentation
  • Use engineering principles and fundamentals to provide novel solutions for technically challenging problems in the Internship focus area (Structural Design, Test, and Electrical Engineering, Fluid Systems, Test and Launch Operations, etc.)



  • Must be currently enrolled in either a BS or MS program (or a recent graduate) at an accredited four-year university or college.
  • Willing to work in a hands-on, constantly evolving environment
  • Detail orientated, managing multiple priorities while maintaining focus towards a common goal
  • Strong comprehension of design fundamentals; Aerospace or Industry experience a plus
  • Communicates effectively, verbally and written
  • Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks


Candidates should preferably have a focus in one of the following areas

  1. 3D CAD, Structural Analysis & Design
  2. Fluid System design, equipment specification, valves & fitting specification
  3. Electrical or Computer Engineering, instrumentation, controls, data acquisition

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, pet Insurance, and flexible PTO options.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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United States, Bertram, TX
Posted 4 months ago
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