Who We Are
Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 40 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones, pioneered today’s advanced EV charging technologies, created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.
Join us today in developing the next generation of solutions from small UAS and tactical missile systems to tomorrow’s electric vehicle charging and test systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
If you are a Junior, Senior or grad student pursuing a degree in Aero/Mechanical/Electrical or Computer Science/Engineering, AV offers the ultimate hands-on intern experience that will help prepare you for your future.
You’ll have real responsibilities that impact actual products and help pave the way on our development path. Whether you’re part of a team designing a new unmanned aircraft to be used for planetary surveillance, or working to test and verify design modifications to flight hardware/software systems, or helping to resolve flight behavior issues on a miniature unmanned aerial vehicle your AeroVironment internship will challenge you, stimulate you and provide you with real-world experience at one of America’s most innovative and creative tech companies.
You’ll use your hands-on knowledge and skills to participate in multiple phases of our Engineering/Manufacturing Design & Development process. You will support engineering and design activities in your discipline using tools such as Windtunnels, 3-D Printers, Solidworks, Altium, Ansys, Visual Studio, and Matlab.
We’re an engineering innovator and that means we look for people with a broad background in technical skills and the desire to tackle real-world challenges. To qualify, you must be a Junior or higher in one of our preferred majors; possess a desire to build things; have a strong engineering aptitude, and thrive working in a team environment.
Required Qualifications & Background
Here’s what you’ll need to succeed:
- UAV or Robotics experience
- General engineering fundamentals, mathematics, physics, material properties
- Completed coursework relevant to major
- Flight test or R/C experience a plus
- Hand-on experience with relevant tools
- Familiarity with structured development techniques
- Experience with software tools in your area of expertise
If you thrive on innovation and challenge, our engineering internship will exceed your expectations. You'll understand how your work fits into the whole and we'll give you the support you need to do the best work of your life.
This position requires you have access to data and technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. To meet this qualification you must be a current U.S. Person and provide documentation as such. Some positions due to contracts will require current U.S. Citizenship.
What We Do
Building on a history of technological innovation, AV designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and efficient electric energy systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition. Commercial and governmental entities use AV’s clean transportation solutions such as electric vehicle test systems and electric vehicle fast charge systems, as well as it's clean energy solutions.
AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.