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Jacobs Summer 2024 Intern - Materials and Processes Engineer in Houston, Texas

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Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Summer Intern 2024 - Materials and Processes Engineer to join the team with our Engineering Division.

This is a temporary role not to exceed 20 weeks.

If selected, you will:

  • Support the Materials & Processes group.

  • Review M&P documents and learn about requirements and verification of processes and material selection as used in the design, development, test, evaluation and processing of aerospace hardware.

  • Document test results, analyze test data, write test reports, and develop presentations​.

  • Participate in technical reviews, as required, and exhibit application of responsible judgment, including for safety as well as for the planning and execution of tasks.

  • Evaluate compliance of flight hardware against established M&P requirements.

  • Implement NASA certification and oversight protocols for materials and processes used in space flight hardware.

  • Review project/program documentation and specifications to ensure NASA standards are met with regard to materials, flammability control, toxicity, processes, and off gassing of materials used in spaceflight hardware.

  • Participate in failure analysis of spacecraft hardware and ground support equipment.

  • Perform other duties as required.​

Here’s what you’ll need :

Requisition Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited university.

  • Completed at least 45 credit hours.

  • Minimum of 2.8 GPA.

  • Good technical writing skills, problem-solving skills and the ability to use data to draw conclusions and support the conclusions when challenged.

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Demonstrate good communication skills in a team environment.

  • Must be available to report to work in-person at Jacobs and at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited university and pursuing a Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering degree.

  • Completed at least 60 credit hours.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

  • Previous engineering project/testing experience (Capstone, Senior Design, other internships) and understanding of materials/corrosion/failure analysis testing and hardware life cycle.

Why Join Our Team?


Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

See What We Do (https://app.frame.io/presentations/225c1d41-60d8-58cc-bf8c-fd204fb246d9)

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth

  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), when applicable

  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)

  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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