ICBM Engineer Intern / Co-op (All Engineering Majors) | BAE Systems, Inc.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Position Location: 
Hill Air Force Base, UT
Job Description: 

BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional, Intern or Co-op for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program.

Why BAE Systems? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800+ BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system. The MM III is a strategic nuclear weapon system dispersed in hardened silos to protect against attack, and connected to an underground launch control center through a system of hardened cables. Over 50 years of continuous modernization programs have resulted in new versions of the missile, expanded targeting options, and improved accuracy and survivability. These enhancements serve to keep the MM III viable as until the mid-2030s, when the system is scheduled to be replaced by the future GBSD ICBM now in development.

BAE Systems is also an integral part of the development, deployment, and sustainment of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) ICBM Program. This program is set to modernize the entire ICBM weapon system to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It is a long-term project that will remain operational until at least 2075.

We are also expanding our scope with our expertise in ICBMs to assist Department of Defense efforts in launching satellites and with other space-related defense projects.

We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a “Top Workplace” in Utah based on employee feedback for several consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!

Tell me about this job. This posting is to identify interns or co-ops for our cohort of interns for 2021. Most internships consist of 40 hours a week during the summer months, but there is room for flexibility to your school schedule. Co-ops are part time interns who work while attending school, part or full time. You will be using your learned engineering skills to assist in the sustainment or system engineering in one of our program areas and begin your training to become a subject matter expert and adviser to the US Air Force in ICBM technology.

Internships are paid and internships often lead to full-time job offers in the program.

This is a rare opportunity to join high-performing teams within a large defense company with an extraordinary, positive culture and mission focus. In this position, you will provide direct support to a national security critical weapon system throughout engineering development, deployment and sustainment. You will become a trusted mission partner to the innovative, digital engineering-driven Air Force organization that will uphold the world’s safest, most secure, and effective land-based nuclear deterrent.

Do not miss this! Join an extraordinary company culture and the winning team to success on the ICBM Integrated Support Contract this year and for years to come.

Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship status.

Required Skills and Education

  • Must be currently enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering program pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be willing to relocate to and work at Hill Air Force Base, Utah
  • Must be eligible to get a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Preference is given to those graduating in the Spring of 2022 or December of 2021
  • A security clearance that is active (or less than 2 years since last use) is also preferred but not required


Temporary / Seasonal


Data & Analytics, Engineering - Civil / Mechanical / Other, Engineering - Web / Software, Information Technology, Research, Other


Aerospace Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Computer Hardware and Electronics Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Nuclear Engineers


Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you tackle critical projects, you’ll work alongside a supportive team – driven by a shared ambition to protect what really matters. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, security and aerospace company headquartered in Arlington, VA, with locations across the country. We deliver a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Our Sectors: Electronic Systems produces commercial and defense electronics for flight and engine control, electronic warfare, surveillance, communications, and power and energy management. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Intelligence & Security is a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, information technology, intelligence and analytical tools, and support services and solutions. These capabilities join an unyielding commitment to U.S. national security to continually advance the mission - to predict, prevent, and protect.





Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Graduating December 2021 - June 2023


All Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, and Chemical Engineering majors


US work authorization is required