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Engineering Internship - Summer 2024



Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast offers an advanced engineering internship program with hands-on opportunities to design and build space hardware and software that will launch in 2025.

Our interns are mentored by industry experts to solve challenging real-world engineering problems across: structures and mechanisms, power systems, propulsion, avionics, flight software, environmental controls and life support systems, manufacturing, human systems, and more. This is a 12 week internship at our space station factory in sunny Long Beach, CA. Non-local candidates may be eligible for relocation assistance.

Responsibilities will vary depending on each intern’s area of expertise. We are currently looking for candidates with experience in the the following engineering disciplines:

  • Avionics
  • Power
  • RF
  • Structures and Mechanisms
  • ECLSS (Environmental Control and Life Support Systems)
  • Human Systems
  • Manufacturing
  • Thermal
  • Hardware Development
  • Propulsion
  • Software

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates must be enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master’s degree program from an accredited college or university in mechanical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work full-time onsite
  • Attention to detail
  • Engineering problem solving capabilities
  • Basic knowledge of engineering and equipment
  • Prior knowledge of analysis tools
  • Prior programming experience
  • Application of technical skills outside of the classroom (examples include: extracurricular projects, volunteering, personal projects, laboratory research, or prior internship/work experience)
  • Ability to collaborate across different teams
  • Self-directed with a positive attitude and team spirit

Pay Rate:

  • Engineering Intern, Undergraduate: $33/hr
  • Engineering Intern, Master's: $38/hr
  • Software Engineering Intern, Undergraduate: $37/hr
  • Software Engineering Intern, Master's: $41/hr
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.


The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of 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.