Aerospace Summer Internships - Christchurch

Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace

New Zealand
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2023

Aerospace summer internship opportunities from mid-November 2023 through to mid-February 2024 are now available across disciplines in our in-space propulsion and spaceplane programmes.

If successful, you will be given a project to complete from start to finish, or help other team members on larger projects. This will typically require you to research, design, build, test and prove a particular system or subsystem. You will be supported by senior staff members and provided resources to get the job done. The result will be an invaluable hands-on experience that you cannot get from the classroom. Your project may even end up in space one day!

Past examples of projects include developing reaction control engines, UAV recovery parachute and deployment systems, production/test/support infrastructure, flight trajectory simulations and a whole lot more.

Meet Juliet to hear more about how we work.

  • You are currently studying either Aerospace, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical or Software Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Maths, Physics, Chemistry or a trade. If your qualification is not listed here but you think you have what it takes, please still apply.
  • You have hands-on experience building things that fly, or other high-performance vehicles, or have otherwise demonstrated exceptional capability.
  • You have at least two years completed of an undergraduate degree or working towards a trade qualification. Post grad applicants are also welcome.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment, accomplishing tasks with limited resources at a rapid pace.

What will set you apart?

You must show examples of real things you have built (including software if relevant) or other exceptional accomplishments and how you achieved these things when few others would have. These projects may or may not have been part of your degree/study. Emphasise the creativity in what you built. Be specific.

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Not-so-fun fact: Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet about 60% of job criteria, women and other marginalised groups tend to apply only when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but are not sure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you.