Iridium Satellite

Intern, Space Operations Engineering

Job Locations US-VA-Leesburg
Job ID 2023-3034
Worker Category

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

Looking for a meaningful internship opportunity that will give you real-world experience and help you grow as a professional? Look no further than the Iridium Internship Program where you will be an integral part of the Iridium teams shaping the future of satellite communications! The Iridium Internship program is a 12-week program that runs from May 20, 2024 to August 9, 2024. As an Iridium Intern, you’ll begin making an impact on real projects from day one! During the program, come prepared to grow, develop, and learn alongside a team and the leaders of our company. Our Interns are offered a unique opportunity to provide valuable support to Iridium on projects and work assignments as well as the chance to participate in exciting activities that will allow you to connect with senior leadership and fellow interns. 


What You’ll Do:


The specifics will vary while the interns rotate through the two teams, and may include:

  • Develop or update software tools for subsystem engineers and the operations floor
  • Update or create operational work products such as scripts, procedures, and checklists
  • Depending on the intern's degree program, may perform engineering investigations and analysis of various satellite subsystems
  • Performing simulations and presenting results

Work assignments will be based on the degree field of the intern, areas of interest for the intern, and areas of need for the SNOC team.


Skills You’ll Obtain:

  • Real-world experience in chosen field of interest and related topics through multiple hands-on projects
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Working in and contributing to a team environment
  • Organization and time management
  • Technical writing and presentation skills
  • A working knowledge of Satellite Operations
  • Communication skills to interact with SMEs for work products
  • Software development using any of Perl, Python, MATLAB, Java script and JAVA
  • Application of engineering design, principals, and theory to satellite operations

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Things You Must Bring to the Table:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must be currently enrolled in Computer Science/Computer Engineering bachelors or graduate degree program at an accredited academic institution.
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be eligible to work in person

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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