Mechanical Engineering Intern

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities â€" we're just getting started.

The Facebook Connectivity team is developing new platforms for connectivity on the ground, in the air and in orbit, using a variety of technologies, including RF and free-space optical communication. To make this a reality, we need to develop innovative mechanical systems for pointing, tracking, control, and electronics of these technologies. Facebook is seeking a creative Mechanical Engineer to join our Connectivity Team as we build the technical foundation upon which the world shares and connects.
We are looking for a mechanical engineering intern with a solid background in hands-on mechanical design, analysis, integration, and test. This is an internship position based in our Northridge, CA office.


  • Develop mechanical hardware designs using CAD tools
  • Perform mechanical hardware analysis, including structural, vibration, and thermal analysis
  • Generate thorough documentation, including design review slides, analysis reports, fabrication & assembly drawings, assembly and test procedures, etc.
  • Conduct performance characterization and environmental qualification test setups, including both hardware design and test procedures
  • Expecting graduates with BS or MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Experience in design using CAD tools (SolidWorks preferred), including parts, assemblies, drawing generation, and configuration management
  • Fundamental knowledge in material properties, design tolerances, stress and strain, heat transfer, vibration, and force/moment loads
  • Hands-on experience in assembly, integration, and testing
  • Ability to obtain and maintain work authorization in the country of employment in 2019
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship/co-op

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