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2023 Materials & Process Intern (part time), Aerospace Structures

Requisition ID: R10092081

  • CategoryCategory: Administrative Services
  • LocationLocation: Beavercreek, OH, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman is seeking an Engineering InternThis position will be located at our Aeronautics Systems Sector in Beavercreek, OH. The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's Materials & Process engineering team within our Aerospace Structures organization. This role will consist of 10‑20 hrs per week and is envisioned as full-year or even multi‑year opportunities beginning in Spring 2023.

Essential Functions:

  • Willingness to learn-run sample analysis using a variety of characterization equipment including Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), rheology/Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), particle size analysis, surface free energy analysis, and material strength testing (tensile, compression, lap shear, 3-point bend, etc.)
  • Demonstrate ability through good organizational and communication skills to take the lead on optimizing processes for the materials lab including development of testing report templates and creating a streamlined database and system for testing requests.
  • Exhibit flexibility and enthusiasm to support multiple activities simultaneously, ranging from R&D to production programs.  Activities may widely range from authoring work instructions, directly executing, supporting, or supervising work, data analysis, report writing, and more.  Work environments will vary between office, laboratory, and production floor to largely varying degrees.

Basic Qualifications:

A candidate, regardless of age and hiring source, must meet ALL of the below criteria. The candidate must:

  • Be enrolled full-time and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college/university AND graduating after August 2023.
  • Be able to work part time year round for 10-20 hours a week
  • Be majoring in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, composites engineering, or related
  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher (unofficial academic transcripts must be provided at time of application by uploading the documents to your application or profile)
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)
  • Strong understanding of chemistry and thermal analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 or higher
  • Strong understanding of materials science, engineering principles, practices, and theories, including polymer science, composites engineering and processes
  • Previous internship/co-op or other work experience, leadership & teamwork capabilities, interpersonal communication skills, and activities (professional/community/extracurricular)
  • Be available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for at least 10 weeks during summer 2023

Intern Pay Range:

  • [Bachelor’s]: $21.75 to $27.75
  • [Master’s]: $32.75 to $34.75

At Northrop Grumman, our internship pay rates and standardized and take into account three main factors: the anticipated graduation date of the individual, the cost of labor of the geographic location, and whether the internship is considered technical or administrative.



Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.