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Jacobs Mechanical Engineering Intern in Severn, Maryland

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Your Impact:

A mechanical engineer in the Rapid Solutions division at Jacobs applies knowledge in 3D CAD design, GD&T, heat transfer, structural mechanics, material properties, and other engineering design principles to various electronics packaging projects. The microelectronics and supporting structure designed must function in harsh environments produced by airplanes, satellites, ships, and automobiles in locations around the world. In conjunction, they must withstand temperature extremes, thermal shock, vibration, structural shock, moisture, and corrosion.

As a mechanical engineering intern, you will learn how to design for these challenging conditions, while gaining a fundamental understanding of printed circuit board (PCB) design, RF engineering, and a variety of fabrication and manufacturing processes. All activities will be designed to give the intern a full understanding of the engineering design lifecycle and insight into the role that mechanical engineers play at Jacobs. Each intern will be paired with a mentor of the same discipline, to increase their educational experience.

  • 3D CAD design and drafting of mechanical/electrical components and assemblies.

  • Performing engineering analyses: thermal, structural, tolerance stack-ups.

  • Fabricating, assembling and qualifying 1st article engineering prototypes.

  • Designing and conducting laboratory experiments to evaluate material selections and/or advanced electronic packaging manufacturing processes.

  • Performing vendor research, selection, and interface.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • U.S. Citizenship.

  • Must be willing and able to obtain a security clearance.

  • Pursing a Bachelors (2nd year or above) or Masters’ degree in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science Engineering.

  • Cumulative GPA > 3.0/4.0.


  • Experience in designing and carrying out experiments (e.g. undergraduate/graduate research, lab coursework).

  • Machine design and drafting experience.

  • 3D Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) experience in Solidworks.

  • Hands-on manufacturing experience (e.g. machining, soldering, etc).

  • Good writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Locaition: Severn, MD

Clearance Requirement: CLEARABLE

This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Clearance processing will be completed by the U.S. Government. Factors considered for a U.S. Government Security Clearance include but are not limited:

    • U.S. Citizenship (Required)
    • Favorable Criminal History Check
    • Education Verification
    • Abuse/Illegal Drug Use
    • Credit Check
    • Subject Interview

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.