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Chemical Engineering Internship (Saftey, Health, and Environmental) - 2476 - Summer 2022

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: Chemical Engineering Internship  - 2476  - Summer 2022
Function: Safety, Health and Environmental (SH&E)
Position Type: Casual, Internship                                 
Pay Type: Non-exempt, salaried                           
Grade: TN ET 1/ ET 2
US Citizenship Required: Yes

In order to be considered for an internship opportunity, your current grade point average (GPA), projected graduation date, and degree major must be listed on your resume.

2022 Summer Intern Opportunities – Safety, Health, and Environmental

2022 Summer Intern Opportunities – Chemical Engineering (SH&E)
This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.  AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource. 
NAS is responsible for the design, operation, and maintenance of the infrastructure required to test flight, defense, and aerospace systems in the test facilities at AEDC. This infrastructure includes compressors, hydraulic systems, refrigeration systems, heaters, dryers, power systems, control systems, and more.  We do not design the vehicles, but we ground test models and subassembly here at Arnold Air Force Base to provide our customers with the data they need to make decisions on design and flight-worthiness.

The NAS Internship Program offers 10-12 week full time summer internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in chemical engineering. Interns selected must commit to working 40 hours per week from May through August. As part of the internship, students are paired with SH&E professionals who serve as the students’ mentors. Students complete assigned projects gaining valuable experience in their fields of study while contributing to Air Force and NAS missions. Interns will be required to present a briefing to senior management on work accomplished, lessons learned, and further recommended actions.

Examples of types of tasks interns have worked include: (these are examples, not an exhaustive list):

  • Conduct ambient dispersion modeling
  • Evaluate NO/NO2/NOx emissions
  • Complete tank inspections and tracking
  • Evaluate effectiveness of water treatment operations
  • Complete emission inventory
  • Ensure equipment to be excessed has passed environmental requirements
  • Evaluate system safety aspects for test operations
  • Evaluate current hazardous chemical use and investigate less hazardous substitutions
  • Produce thorough and effective work instructions per company policy
  • Assist in environmental spill response
  • Evaluate current chemical inventory storage and in use container integrity
  • Evaluate acceptability of new products
  • Perform environmental inspections of facilities

Basic Qualifications:
  • Resumes must include degree program, projected graduation date, and GPA in order to be considered.
  • Must be currently enrolled in university and pursuing a chemical engineering degree from an accredited engineering college or university.
  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of study as a full-time student in one of the above listed disciplines at the time the internship begins. Graduate students are also welcome to apply.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Ability to work 40 hours each week for 10 to 12 weeks from May to August. This is a full time job
  • Must have reliable transportation to transport oneself from building to building within the industrial complex
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Preferred qualifications:
  • Positive attitude and willingness to receive feedback
  • Self-driven with the ability to seek out requirements with minimal direction
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Desire to work on a team with energy and commitment to the work assigned
  • Adaptable and willing to stretch technically and learn new things
  • Interest in supporting our nation’s defense

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.us. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.

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