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Summer 2024 - Spacecraft Electrical Engineering Internship



Other Engineering
Broomfield, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023
Please Note: To conform with the United States Government Space Technology Export Regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., conditional resident, asylee or refugee (protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the place for you.
The Cesium spacecraft team is looking for Summer 2024 interns to design, build, and test satellite electrical systems.
Spacecraft electrical interns will work closely with Cesium engineers on product development, design, test, and manufacturing of electrical systems and components for Cesium’s satellite. Areas of focus will include power budgets; power generation, storage, and supply; harnessing; payload interfacing; and electrical test design and execution. Assignments will be determined by a mix of project availability and the interests of the successful candidates.
Cesium interns regularly present their work to peers, mentors, and Cesium executive leadership throughout the course of the summer. As such, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
To apply, please include a cover letter describing your interest in space systems or communication systems.


  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), or Ph.D. program in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited university.
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Upper-level undergraduate coursework or CubeSat projects involving electrical analysis and test, power budgets, harnessing, and avionics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Experience with small spacecraft and space communication systems electrical aspects.
  • Programming (C/C++, Python, MATLAB, etc.).
  • EMI/EMC experience.
  • Advanced coursework experience in digital, analog, and/or RF circuit design.
CesiumAstro considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills. All CesiumAstro internships are compensated competitively.
CesiumAstro, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.