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Jacobs Test Engineer Intern in Huntsville, Alabama

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow

Your Impact:

Do you have a passion for space? While others may be putting people in space, we are putting people on the Moon and Mars and beyond.

Position Description:

The Test Engineer Intern will:

  • Support senior Test Engineers ( coordination of test plan implementation and follow ET30 procedures ) for Structural Strength Testing.

  • Interact with drawings of facilities, test hardware, customer hardware, and instrumentation requirements.

  • Write instructions for technician operations, including application of safety procedures.

Job Duties will include:

  • Coordination with NASA project level customers across organizations to ensure mission success.

  • Work with a diverse team of civil servants and contractors to design, develop, setup, and perform structural testing on space flight qualification hardware, and other mission critical hardware.

  • Participate in a Beyond Zero Safety Culture, attend safety meetings, task meetings, design reviews, and test readiness reviews as requested to support ESSCA and customer requirements.

  • Develop and deliver reports and presentations as requested to support ESSCA and customer requirements via Power Point and other various software packages.

  • Perform safety and certification training to support ESSCA and customer requirements.

  • Familiarity with OSHA standards.

  • No travel required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


Current enrollment in a BS degree program for Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related degree program is required. Degree program at an ABET accredited institution preferred.

Must be able to provide own transportation.

The ideal candidate will have a strong sampling of the following skills and a desire to learn:

  • Desire to conduct detailed hands-on work in a Lab testing environment on sub scale models to full scale structures in some of NASA’s largest indoor and outdoor test facilities.

  • Load Control systems.

  • Instrumentation systems, with emphasis on strain, displacement, and force measurement.

  • Facility and space hardware operations.

  • High pressure gas and hydraulic systems

  • Operations in the presence of Cryogenic Liquids and Explosives.

​​​​​​The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

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Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%).

Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (60%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (20%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions:

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.


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 ( and supplemental language. (