National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


SUMMER 2019 INTERN OPPORTUNITIES - Electrical System, Power, and Controls Engineers

Location: Arnold Air Force Base, TN
Date Posted: 11-30-2018
2019 Summer Intern Opportunities – Electrical System, Power, and Controls Engineers

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 engineering, computer science, and physics. As part of the internship, students are paired with engineers and scientists 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.
  • Electrical System Engineers oversee installation, operation, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades of major electrical equipment that provides test conditions to the test facilities, such as large motors driving huge air compressors, electrical switchgear, over-current protection, arc flash considerations, transformers, PLCs, relays, solid state variable frequency systems, etc.
  • Power / Utilities Engineers oversee installation, operation, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades of major electrical equipment that takes the 161KV incoming power and distributes it using step-down transformers to all of the plant and test facilities on the base, working with equipment such as electrical switchgear, transformers, over-current and lightning protection, arc flash considerations, relays, PLCs, etc. 
  • Instrumentation/Data/Controls Engineers support ongoing design, implementation, and/or maintenance in one of the following areas: computer controlled data acquisition systems; custom configuration and implementation of existing facility systems; motion control systems for precision positioning of aircraft models in wind tunnels; plant control systems to ensure delivery of specified test conditions; and facility and process control systems to measure and sustain test conditions. These electrical engineers work with equipment such as PLCs, signal conditioning and filtering, data acquisition systems, electronic communications protocols, digital servo valves, amplifiers, digital voltage / temperature / pressure sensors, transducers, flowmeters, thermocouples, etc.
Basic Requirements:
  • Must be pursuing a degree in mechatronics engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering or combined electrical & computer engineering 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
  • Basic English skills in oral and written communication are required.
Resumes must include degree program, projected graduation date, and GPA. Resumes not including this information will not be considered.

Interested and qualified students should apply at by uploading a current resume – pdf files work best; .doc and .docx files are also acceptable.
To apply go directly to our website at www.

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 PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
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