DEDC Engineering Internship

Digital Engineering Aerospace and Defense Systems Design Center [DEDC] @ Youngstown is an academic-industry interchange operated by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Aerospace Center and W. M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation in a strategic partnership with Aerospace and Defense Contractors, America Makes, Youngstown State University, Western Tech, Youngstown Business Incubator, & El Paso Chamber. DEDC is a convergence of immersive project-based learning industry-inspired learning activities, pre-professional experience, informal learning, and just-in-time learning to prepare next-generation aerospace and defense workforce with transformational digital engineering skills. This internship will take place at 241 W. Federal Plaza Youngstown, OH 44503.

Positions: Engineering Intern/Hourly Positions 

Undergraduate: $14 per hour  Masters: $17.65 per hour  PhD: $23.56 per hour 

Job Description: The positions will contribute to a fast-paced and growing team supporting technological advancement for the aerospace and defense sector. In this position, the individual will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of the team’s daily routines and procedures. Interns would be expected to perform digital engineering, prepare information, and research materials, prepare presentations, and attend functions and networking events.  

Engineering interns are sought to support Hardware Development, Systems Engineering, DevSecOps, and Test & Evaluation teams for hypersonics and small satellite areas. Interns will support the development of products in all aspects of the engineering development cycle to apply current and further develop engineering skills. Including, not limited to, the development of system/subsystem requirement development, product computer aided model (CAD), computer simulations (structural, fluid, SPICE, circuit), design and test of mixed signal and digital embedded systems, support ranging from schematic capture to PCB development, programing (C, C++, Python, Verilog VHDL), working in Siemens & Unix environments and data analytics, technical drawings & schematics, product troubleshooting, development and review of standard operating and safety procedures. 

Classification: Undergraduate Students (Junior and Senior level) or Graduate Student 

Positions Available: 20 

Majors: Engineering (preferred majors below) 

  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Computer Sci/Computer Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Materials Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Systems Engineering 
  • Software Engineering 


Conditions of employment 

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job 
  • Accepted for/currently enrolled in a qualified educational institution 
  • Subject to a background/security investigation 
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process 
  • Work Schedule: Part Time (minimum 20 hrs. During normal business hours) 
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is NOT telework eligible 
  • Travel Required: Yes-- travel to El Paso, TX, all expenses will be sponsored by UTEP 

How to Apply: Required Application Materials: Proof of Enrollment, Resume, Unofficial Academic Transcript  

Send Application Materials to:  [email protected]  

Email Subject Line: DEDC Engineering Intern Application