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Posted May 3, 2018

Internship Opportunity at Baker Risk in El Segundo, CA

Company Overview

Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc. (BakerRisk,, is a Texas-based technology leader in assessing the consequences and risks associated with potentially catastrophic events including explosions, fires and toxic material releases.  BakerRisk uses advanced methodologies and tools to predict consequences and design mitigation measures, providing services to industries and government organizations around the world.

BakerRisk is seeking an engineering co-op/intern to assist Project Managers in their Los Angeles (El Segundo) office on the analysis and design of structures to resist the effects of explosions.


Assist project managers and technical staff with project work, business development activities, and organizational tasks. May be called upon to perform routine engineering calculations, review documentation, research technical issues, prepare/edit presentations and reports, organize files, review/write software, etc. Support a staff of four engineers consulting in the areas of blast resistant structural design and explosive effects, primarily for U.S. government clients. Learn engineering software as needed to perform specific assigned tasks.

Qualifications: Required

  • Civil/Structural or Mechanical Engineering major
  • Completed sophomore year (junior or senior level student)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • S. citizenship
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling software (SketchUp)
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Access)

 Qualifications: Preferred

  • Competence in oral and written communication skills
  • Matlab, C++, or C# programming skills
  • Detail-oriented


Full time (40 hr/wk) preferred, but part time acceptable. Position is open for immediate start. Duration of internship to extend minimum through September, but may be extended beyond if mutually agreeable.

To apply, please visit:

Inquiry correspondence may be addressed to Patty Del Valle, .

Posted January 29, 2018

Summer 2018 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program In Fluid Mechanics with Analysis using Computations and Experiments (FM-ACE)

Fluid Mechanics with Analysis Using Computations and Experiments

College of Engineering


APPLY ANYTIME BEFORE MARCH 5, 2018 Apply EARLY and get accepted EARLY!
On-campus housing at no cost is available for the first six accepted applicants that request it.

EARN $5000and EXPENSE PAID TRIPto present your research at the


  • DIGITAL PARTICLE IMAGE VELOCIMETRY (including volumetric 3-D V3V systems)



Posted January 22, 2018

At Honda Performance Development in Santa Clarita, CA, we are looking to fill 2 internship Simulation Engineer positions, starting from April or May 2018. Location of work is Santa Clarita, 30 miles north of Los Angeles and duration of internships should be 6 or 12 months.

Application are expected from talented recent graduates and final year Master students, with some experience in using commercial simulation tools for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

One position is open in the field of race car aerodynamics and thermodynamics simulations. Typical CFD applications include aerodynamics development of racing cars, heat transfer and CHT simulations for brake cooling, flow through heat exchangers and engine compartment flows.

The second position is available in the field of structural dynamics simulations. Typical FEA application fields include Composite Materials, Durability, Strength Analysis, Vibration Analysis and Topology Optimization.

About HPD

Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD) is Honda’s racing company within North America and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 1993, HPD is the technical operations center for Honda’s high-performance racing programs. HPD operates out of the HQ in Santa Clarita, California. HPD is currently actively involved in three top-level national categories (IndyCar Honda, IMSA DPi Acura Prototype and IMSA GTD Acura NSX-GT3), and multiple other lower racing categories.

Contact Person

Dr. Ante Soda
Honda Performance Development, Inc.
25145 Anza Drive
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Tel: (661) 414-4389

Aerospace Corp Intern Positions – Open Until End of the Week

Aerospace Corporation’s Propulsion Department is currently recruiting interns, with two positions for undergraduates and one for graduate students.  Please note that these openings are scheduled to close around January 12, so if are interested, you should apply as soon as possible.

Now accepting applications for the 2018 Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.
Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus reimbursement for travel expenses up to $1,000.
Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus reimbursement for travel expenses up to $1,000.
Research experiences are offered at:

  • Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, IL)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM)
  • National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Las Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory (Menlo Park, CA)

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.
U.S. citizenship required Application deadline: January 29, 2018, at 8:00 AM EST
How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at
For information about DNDO visit
For questions please email us at .

High-Energy-Density Physics Student Intern

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, CA has a number of openings for interns for the summer of 2018 (for current BS and MS students).  Many, but not all, of these internships require US citizenship.
See the following links for more information:

Science Policy Fellowship Program We would like to request your help in spreading the word about a fellowship opportunity for your undergraduate or master’s students. The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) provides a unique opportunity for recent graduates to become actively involved in the science policy arena through the Science Policy Fellowship Program. This two-year, paid fellowship provides recent bachelor’s degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas, including space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, energy, health and life sciences, national security, biotechnology, information technologies, and STEM education. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other Federal Government organizations, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. This is a full-time position and is only open to recent recipients of a bachelor’s degree (conferred within the May 2016 – July 2018 timeframe), including recipients of a master’s degree if their bachelor’s was received in or after May 2016. Candidates with degrees in engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, mathematical sciences, statistics, and learning sciences are encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is required. The application process is underway (students can apply at and the application deadline for this year’s fellowship is January 12, 2018; the fellowship period will begin in July, 2018. A flyer is attached with more information about the program. Please feel free to contact with any questions.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES UNL 2018 SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM We are now accepting applications for the University of Nebraska’s 2018 Summer Research Program, and we’d like to encourage your students to apply. Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more. GET ALL OF THE DETAILS » Summer 2018 research programs include:

  • Applied Plant Systems
  • Bioenergy Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Integrated Agronomic Systems
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Nanohybrid Functional Materials
  • Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
  • Redox Biology
  • Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments
  • Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Virology

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Thursday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Thursday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply. SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM » Feel free to forward this to your students, as well. If you have any questions about our program don’t hesitate to contact me. Alisha Hanshaw Director, Graduate Enrollment Office of Graduate Studies University of Nebraska–Lincoln 800.742.8800

LOCKHEED MARTIN Senior Aeronautical Engineer//Advanced Programs Req ID: 411263BR Job Code/Title: E1453:Aeronautical Engineer Sr Job Description: Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Program SKUNK WORKS This position is deployed to the Revolutionary Technology Programs (RTP) team to provide technical support/direction. Expected to support team’s performance on project related to the analysis, design, and testing of plasma physics experiments. The position more generally requires working in a small, fast moving team on concept level analysis, study of plasma stability and behavior, as well as detailed design of experimental hardware and experiments. Requires use of MS Office software tools to compile data, reduce data, and generate reports. Strong verbal and written communication skills are highly desirable. Occasional overtime and odd hours required. Candidate must be able to work in a manufacturing and laboratory environment, including wearing radiation safety badge. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance. Selected applicant must also possess, or be able to obtain, special access program clearances. Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or above degree in Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Must have experience in design, developing, testing, or analysis of plasma physics experiments.
  • Experience in leading or supervising laboratory activities.

Desired skills

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or Electrical Engineering with strong background in experimental plasma physics is preferred.
  • Strong research background in experimental diagnostics.
  • Strong research background working with or developing neutral beams.
  • Prior experience with high-power electronics or pulsed-power applications.
  • Proficient with analysis tools such as Matlab and/or Labview.
  • Good oral presentation and written skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office tools.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow. Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Job Location(s): Palmdale California Security Clearance: Secret Business Unit: ESS0343 AERONAUTICS COMPANY Program: ADP RTP / CFR Job Class: Aeronautical Engineering Job Category: Experienced Professional City: Palmdale State: CA Virtual: No Relocation Available: Yes Work Schedule: FLEX9x80A-Friday off in 2nd week w/flex hrs/day Req Type: Full-Time Shift: First Additional Posting Locations: Palmdale © 2017 Lockheed Martin Corporation Disclaimer | Privacy | Accessibility Lockheed Martin utilizes our own internal Talent Acquisition Organization to fill our employment needs. If you are contacted over the phone or e-mailed, by a company listing a Lockheed Martin job and requesting your personal information, allegedly on Lockheed Martin’s behalf, please do not respond. Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Learn more about E-verify E-Verify is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.