Internship - Mechanical Engineering - Fall 2023

Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace

Other Engineering
Texas, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2023


Firefly Aerospace Inc. (“Firefly”) 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’s 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’s 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 Responsible Engineers through all stages of component and system design including, preliminary concept, sizing, detail design, architecture layout, and drawing creation.

You will have the opportunity gain design experience developing novel solutions for challenging problems. se positions requires high levels of creativity, flexibility, and collaboration. The ability to communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural group is an absolute must.


  • Develop new innovative design concepts for solving real problems related to our launch vehicle and spacecraft programs
  • Use engineering principles and fundamentals to provide novel solutions for technically challenging problems in the Internship focus area of Structural and Mechanical Design.



  • 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 experience a plus
  • Communicates effectively, verbal and written
  • Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks


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

  • 3D CAD, structural design, stress analysis, multibody dynamics simulation
  • Demonstrated history of exposure to, or interest in, aerospace structural engineering and/or composites
  • Current Mechanical or Aerospace engineering degree program.

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.