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Spirit AeroSystems 2021 Summer Intern: Material Sciences Engineer in Wichita, Kansas


Flight begins at Spirit AeroSystems, where our products are taking off somewhere around the world every minute of every day. We design and build large structural parts for the world’s premier commercial aircraft (think Boeing and Airbus), as well as top Defense and other cutting edge programs.Spirit AeroSystems is a global company with a diverse work force spread across three continents. Our headquarters is in Wichita, Kansas. There is opportunity for you to be part of an innovative team in the growth industry of aerospace.


Flight begins with you at Spirit AeroSystems, a place where you can explore your interests and grow your career by working on impactful projects. We are looking for Engineering Interns to support our Material and Process Engineering group:

  • Analyze, research, design and develop materials and their related fabrication and application processes.

  • Develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems.

  • Apply principles of chemistry, physics, and material behavior to develop metallic, non-metallic and composite material and processing specifications, fabrication and assembly processes.

  • Develop, analyze and apply material properties and design allowables, processing methods and quality engineering specifications and standards.

  • Review and approve engineering drawings and documents for part conformance and to assist in resolving part failure analysis for fabrication, assembly and in service problems.

  • Applies knowledge of aerospace mechanical/structural component fabrication and assembly processes and technologies to establish research and development strategies and plans.

  • Develop and mature technology.

  • Facilitate technology implementation in production and provides support to the user community.

As an engineering intern at Spirit, you will:

  • Gain real-world practical and leadership skills through challenging hands-on opportunities.

  • Connect with subject matter experts, mentors and decision makers.

  • Be a part of an intern cohort that enjoys organized social, recreational and volunteer activities.


There are multiple opportunities in the area listed above. If you are selected for an intern on the requisition, we will place you in an above area based on your top preferences and the needs of the business.

  • You must be enrolled full time in a university degree program aligned to the area of internship - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering or Material Science.

  • You must be a current sophomore or junior student, or a senior planning to enter graduate school, in good standing with at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Wichita

Posted Date2 weeks ago(10/9/2020 12:36 PM)

Requisition ID2020-5735