Careers in Aerospace

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in aerospace? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Aerospace Careers

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Aerospace engineering deals with the design and development of aircraft and spacecraft, from small aircraft to the Curiosity rover making new discoveries on Mars. Aerospace engineers often work in the federal government (including government contractors), in the military building new defense tools, in research labs, and in manufacturing services designing new parts. They also work with computer models a lot to design and test new products.

A bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related field is required to become an aerospace engineer. The curriculum will include engineering courses as well as courses in computer science, physics, and math. Some universities include a five-year program where you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years; some have co-op programs where you alternate semesters of work and school, thus gaining full-time experience while in school. Both of these are great options if you’re considering a career in aerospace engineering.

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Aerospace

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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is a Frederick, MD based non-profit that “is the largest, most influential general aviation association in the world.”

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - The NYC based Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes “the awareness and understanding of history, science and service" through collections and exhibitions.

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FlightAware - FlightAware is a Houston, TX based flight tracking and flight data company that has some really cool job opportunities.

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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - Fascinated by geography and navigation? A career with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency might be just what you're looking for.

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Exa - Obviously, Exa is looking for people with very specific types of knowledge, but they do offer some opportunities that could be appropriate for a new grad.

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Conrad Foundation - If you are a fan of innovation, entrepreneurship, and education, there couldn’t be a better place for you than Conrad Foundation.

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MITRE - MITRE, headquartered in headquarters in Bedford, MA and McLean, VA, is an “organization chartered to work in the public interest” & they're hiring!

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Applied Physics Laboratory - The Applied Physics Laboratory is known for is hiring the best and the brightest, and they have a significant College Recruiting program.

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NetJets - Assuming that you aren’t morally opposed to private air travel, you should check out NetJets’s Jobs page. They're based in Columbus, OH.

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SpaceX - SpaceX has been growing like crazy—in late 2005 they had 160 employees, and now they employ more than 800 people. They're still growing and hiring new grads.

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Ball Aerospace - Ball Aerospace is extremely aggressive about college recruiting because they're constantly fighting to stay innovative.

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SPARTA - If you have a hard science or engineering background that you'd like to put to practical use, then you'll probably be fascinated by SPARTA's job titles.

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ATA Engineering - ATA Engineering is one of the Best Small Workplaces according to the WSJ, and they have quite a few engineering jobs that only list academic requirements.

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Garmin - Garmin keeps improving their navigation devices, and they rely heavily on hiring new grads for entry level jobs to help them do it.

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Rolls-Royce - As a high technology engineering company, Rolls-Royce is obviously always looking for top engineering talent, but they also need talent in other business areas.

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Southwest Airlines - Of the 39 non-internship job openings that we've identified on Southwest's site, here are some that might be a good fit for a new college grad.

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Masten Space Systems - Masten Space Systems still has a very small team, but they do seem to be adding people occasionally at their office in Mojave, CA.

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Aeros Corporation - Aeros Corporation doesn’t have any entry-level jobs posted, but their Careers page shows two job openings - one for pilots and another for engineers.

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Keystone Strategy - Headquartered in San Francisco, Keystone Strategy, an international strategy consulting firm, focuses on Aerospace, Biotech and Pharmaceuticals, and Technology.

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NASA - Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NASA would be a great place to start a career if you're interested in aerospace (or have always wanted to be an astronaut).

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BAE Systems - BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company that employs close to 100,000 people across the world. They do an enormous amount of entry-level hiring.

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Insitu - Let's take a look at the jobs Insitu is offering. Most of their job descriptions contain words, terms, and abbreviations that we don't really understand.

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