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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Technical Intern - Tactical Solutions (TS) System Engineering, Integration & Test in Westminster, Colorado

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.

We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site at or connect with us on LinkedIn at , Facebook at , Twitter at or Instagram at .

The Engineering Strategic Support Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers’ missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.

The Ball Aerospace Internship Program is a 10-week summer program that provides interns with practical experience working on relevant projects while working with designated mentors; access to state-of-the-art equipment; a competitive wage; relocation reimbursement; in-house training; group activities; possible future employment and the ability to participate in the Ball Aerospace Remote Sensing Team (BIRST) program to build and launch a rocket or high-altitude balloon. At the conclusion of your internship, you will be required to prepare and deliver a formal presentation of your project work to your respective department.

Technical Intern – Tactical Solutions (TS) System Engineering, Integration & Test

Support systems engineering and integration & test tasks associated with the development of tactical solutions flight systems and sub systems and/or the development, qualification and acceptance testing efforts of electro-optical or RF antenna-based tactical systems and subsystems. Our mission is to support the war fighter.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work in a team environment assisting Systems Engineers on tasks throughout the lifecycle of tactical programs or R&D projects.

  • Understand and refine requirements for: low observable conformal and phased array antennas, or electro optical systems.

  • Provide analyses in the form of released documents for the same systems. Manage system interfaces.

  • Support program gates such as the preliminary design review and critical design review

  • Subject matter expertise is Electronic Warfare systems and analysis

  • Work in a team environment assisting System Integration & Test Engineers throughout the lifecycle of tactical programs or R&D projects.

  • Develop, plan, and execute qualification tests for: low observable conformal and phased array antennas, or electro optical systems.

  • Perform data analyses and develop test reports.

  • Interface with systems engineering on requirements flow down.

  • Support program gates such as the preliminary design review and critical design review

  • Participate in the development and presentation of Test Readiness Reviews (TRR).

  • Work on airborne optical or RF antenna-based systems that support the war fighter.

  • Support the development, test and evaluation of hardware, software, support equipment and systems as required.

  • Opportunity to participate in the "Ball Intern Remote Sensing Team" (BIRST), working with other interns and Ball employees on an interdisciplinary concept-to-launch project experience, where you get to design, build, test, and launch a payload.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:

  • Must have completed your sophomore or junior year and be enrolled in a degree program for the fall of 2021. We will also accept students enrolled in a post graduate program.

  • Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • Degree program must be in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, RF Engineering, Engineering Physics or a related technical field.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork are a must.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools.

  • Strong technical writing experience.

  • A “Big Picture” mentality.

  • Effective communication and team-work skills.

  • A strong interest in learning.

  • A desire to understand how changes in one area impact everything else on the project.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.

  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.

  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Relocation for this position is available.

Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $19.30 - $27.50 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

  • Temporary positions typically are not eligible for benefits. Click here at to learn more.


Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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