Mechanical Design Engineering Intern - Electromagnetic Systems (Remote, Summer 2021) at Virgin Hyperloop
- Internship length & time frame: 10-12 weeks during the summer of 2021
- Two available start dates: 5/31/21 & 6/21/21
- Availability: interns must be available for 40 hours/week (sorry, no overtime!)
- Compensation: all internship positions have a fixed hourly rate of $19.00/hour
- Eligible applicants: applicants must have current work authorization for the United States (U.S.-based student visas are eligible). Applicants without current work authorization unfortunately cannot be considered.
- **Location: this is a completely remote program; due to economic constraints related to tax implications, we are only accepting applicants residing in the states of California or Nevada.
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WHY WE NEED YOU
- The Mechanical Design Intern will support the mechanical design of our electromagnetic actuators, such as the lift engine or propulsion engine.
- The Electromagnetic Systems team is a very interdisciplinary team so you will be collaborating with Electromagnetic, Structural, Thermal, Insulation and Manufacturing engineers within our team.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Responsible for creating and maintaining Computer-Aided Design (CAD) models of components, assemblies and corresponding engineering drawings
- Support various testing, tooling or Research and Development (R&D) projects to improve our engine design
- Work with internal teams and external vendors to ensure timely completion of functional hardware
- This role does not require travel but the ability to come onsite (pending the COVID situation) in LA or Las Vegas is a bonus, as we have multiple testing and build efforts underway that would benefit from your onsite support
WHAT YOU'VE DONE
- Minimum education: Enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program of study in mechanical engineering or a related field
- Strong understanding of engineering fundamentals (problem statements, requirements, constraints, objectives, trade studies, evaluating design alternatives etc.)
- Previous course, internship or extracurricular team project that required collaboration to complete a research or design project
- Experience using CAD software
- Experience with 1 or more of the following items:
- Experience designing, building and/or testing mechanical assemblies
- Experience with different manufacturing methods and tolerances
- Experience with drawing and drawing of mechanical parts
- Experience using finite element analysis (ANSYS Workbench preferred)