Digital Communications, 2020 Undergraduate Intern

Requisition ID: 46803

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


We are looking for curious minds currently studying Electrical Engineering (or CE, or CS, or similar) to come work with our Team. Candidate should be eager to explore modern techniques and unconventional methods for algorithm design and problem solving. Accepted interns will pursue at least two projects while being mentored by department staff, with a final briefing delivered upon completion of the internship.

The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a strong candidate for a Digital Communcations Undergraduate Intern for an internship opportunity. This position will be located in El Segundo, California.



  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related program.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, MATLAB, Javascript (Node.js/jQuery), or Golang.
  • Experience working within Unix/Linux programming environments.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
  • Must work well in a team enviornment.
  • Must be able to obtain a clearance.
  • US Citizenship Required

  • GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Active security clearance
  • Some experience with signal processing, either analog or digital.
  • Interest in SDR, GNU Radio, DSP, machine learning, FPGA design, or algorithm development.
  • Previous work with robotics, amateur radio, CubeSat design, or rocketry teams.

Temporary housing assistance is not available.

The Aerospace Corporation functions as the nation's independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, specializing in advanced military space systems. Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters in El Segundo, California, and our campuses in Chantilly, Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico to give students the opportunity to work in the scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.

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Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: None

Access: None

Polygraph: None

Employment Type: Intern

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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