The Aerospace Corporation, a world leader in the application of space technology, provides advanced scientific and engineering services for space and related high-technology systems. As a private, nonprofit corporation based in Southern California, Aerospace performs objective technical analyses and assessments for a variety of government, civil, and commercial customers. With four decades of experience and a staff widely recognized for its technical knowledge and capabilities, The Aerospace Corporation provides leadership and support in all fields and disciplines of space system research, design, development, acquisition, operations, and program management.
Aerospace is divided into five main technical groups: the Engineering and Technology, Space Launch Operation, Space Program Operations, the National Systems Group, and Systems Planning and Engineering.
Our corporate headquarters is located in the coastal community of El Segundo, in the heart of the South Bay region of Southern California, with regional offices located at every major U.S. military space facility and in Washington, D.C
On June 25, 1960, Lt. Gen. Bernard Schriever of the U.S. Air Force Ballistic Missile Division headquarters in El Segundo, California, announced the formation of The Aerospace Corporation, a unique nonprofit corporation that would serve the Air Force in the scientific and technical planning and management of its missile space programs. "We have to have the most competent technical people in the country to provide us with the overall management capability for programs of this magnitude and of such importance," he said.
Since then, the visionary men and women of The Aerospace Corporation have assisted the military and intelligence communities in the development and acquisition of our nation's critical defense space assets. We also apply decades of experience in space hardware and software to civil and commercial space ventures.
Aerospace has participated in nearly all national-security space programs, working from the earliest conceptual phases through development, test, and operation. Examples of major programs include:
Our Corporate Vision
To be the leading architect of the country's national-security space program and a principal technical resource for programs of national significance
Our Corporate ValuesTechnical Excellence Objectivity Integrity Dedication to Mission Success Commitment to Our People Working Here
People are the company’s most important asset. Of its nearly 3,700 employees, about two-thirds of our employees are members of the technical staff, nearly three-quarters of whom hold advanced degrees in a broad range of disciplines; about one in four holds a doctorate.
We are seeking graduate students with master’s or doctoral degrees in aeronautics, aerospace, astronautics, astronomy, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, meteorology, operations research, optics, physics, science and statistics.
Aerospace provides a variety of educational opportunities:In-house workshops After-hours courses Sabbatical programs Educational leaves of absence Supervisory training Tuition reimbursement Video classroom courses Learning centers Graduate fellowships Technical seminars Work-study programs Aerospace Rotation Program
SUMMER INTERN POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT headquarters in El Segundo, California, and at our office in Chantilly, Virginia. Job assignments are primarily for college students at the sophomore level and above and are designed to give students the opportunity to work in scientific, technical or administrative areas of the company. The difficulty and level of responsibility of each job depends on the needs of the project and on the student's career interests and level of experience. We seek students majoring in science and engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, information systems or mathematics. All majors will be considered. We offer competitive compensation, attractive working conditions and a professional environment.
The company’s support of affirmative action goals is demonstrated by its continuing commitment to attract and maintain a workforce of increasing minority and female representation, and by affirming its responsibilities to hire and promote on the basis of merit.Benefits
As an Aerospace employee, you'll enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability plans, as well as company-paid retirement and voluntary savings and annuity account programs. In addition, you'll be working for a financially solid company that is a recognized leader in space technology.
In addition to eight paid holidays per year (which includes one personal day) and paid sick leave, our employee benefits include:15 Vacation Days - Regular full-time employees receive 15 days of vacation per year for the first five years and 20 days per year thereafter. 9/80 Work Schedule - A 9/80 alternate work schedule is offered to full-time employees, whereby an employee can work eight nine hour days and one eight hour day, with every other Friday off. Educational/Career Development - Because nurturing the knowledge and development of our employees is integral to our success, we offer educational leaves and fellowships, technical seminars, tuition reimbursement and in-house workshops.
The Aerospace Corporation, a world leader in the application of space technology, provides advanced scientific and engineering services for space and related high-technology systems. As a private, nonprofit corporation based in Southern California, Aerospace performs objective technical analyses and assessments for a variety of government, civil, and commercial customers. With four decades of experience and a staff widely recognized for its technical knowledge and capabilities, The Aerospace Corporation provides leadership and support in all fields ...
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