Thermal Engineer Intern

Summer in Space Internship Program · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Summer in Space Internship Program
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is leading the way in the New Space revolution!  Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars.  We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems.  We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications. Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future.  


Blue Canyon Technologies is seeking a talented and enthusiastic  Thermal Engineer Intern to join our BCT Summer in Space Internship program. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. In addition, applicants must be enrolled fall semester 2021. This will be a full-time position for the summer for approximately 10 weeks, starting near the end of May 2022.


Title: Thermal Engineer Intern

Position Type: Summer Internship

Pay Range: $21.00-$23.00 hour (Salary rate to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

Location: Lafayette, CO


Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully on projects and in a team environment
  • Experience with spacecraft Thermal Control subsystems
  • Experience with Thermal Desktop or other thermal software
  • Ability to operate independently under minimal supervision


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a degree from a four-year university. Must be working towards a degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent technical discipline.
  • 2+ years of relevant work or academic experience in Heat Transfer, Spacecraft Thermal Control, CubeSat Design, Radiation
  • Enthusiasm for the space industry and thermal design
  • Strong ability to work in teams and collaborate with peers and internal customers
  • Strong analytical skills – comfortable working with quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to learn new processes quickly and effectively multi-task
  • Effective communication skills; comfortable working in a team environment; high energy and desire to learn.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience through school or extracurricular projects
  • US work authorization required


Position Details:

  • 3-month paid internship
  • 40 hours per week
  • No relocation assistance


Working Conditions:
This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filling cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

*All employees of BCT possessing or attempting to gain government clearance will be required to successfully pass a drug test.

Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Cathy Juntunen at 720-450-8252 or HR@bluecanyontech.com

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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
    Summer in Space Internship Program
  • Employment Type
    Intern
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level