Internship - Systems Engineer, Spring Cycle 2023

Systems Engineering · Lexington, Kentucky
Department Systems Engineering
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $18-21/hr

Application Deadline: October 14, 2022

Internship Start Date: January 17, 2023

Internship End Date: August 18, 2023

Unearthing Answers in Microgravity for Humanity™

Space Tango is creating a global market for health and technology applications in low-Earth orbit through the innovative design and automation of in-space hardware. Recognized for our expertise in the design, build, and operation of integrated systems; Space Tango’s dynamic team is dedicated to collaborative problem-solving encouraged by a culture of innovation, iteration, and a passion for humanity’s well-being. At Space Tango, we’re changing the world from space.

Space Tango is seeking a Systems Engineering Intern for our Lexington, Kentucky location. Systems engineering interns are responsible for assisting with the development, integration, and testing of CubeLab systems to execute the intended goals of specific microgravity investigations and continual internal improvement projects.  

Job Description:

  • Provide systems engineering support for new product and process development activities
  • Responsible for coordinating with suppliers, vendors, and machinists to source, test, and validate components and custom parts
  • Assist with or manage meetings and meeting notes
  • Participate in communication with external partners to gain an understanding of science needs
  • Assist with the generation and maintenance of requirements
  • Assist with technical development, test, and integration planning and scheduling
  • Generate detailed engineering drawings and flow diagrams
  • Generate detailed documentation for builds and test setups
  • Gain an understanding of all engineering disciplines at Space Tango to facilitate integration discussions and risk assessments


Required -

  • 1+ year completion toward a degree in engineering or related technical discipline 
  • Technical Diagram Making ( or similar)
  • Google Drive
  • Gantt Charts
  • Report Writing
  • Formatting data into visual stories
  • Previous Hands-On or Project Experience

Preferred - 

  • Any in-depth knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines
  • Experience with Confluence and Jira
  • Experience with Requirements Development
  • Experience with technical risk assessment and management

Due to launch windows, Space Tango hires interns for extended cycles that typically span two academic semesters. The Fall Cycle begins in August and ends in May. The Spring Cycle begins in January and ends in August. The Summer Cycle begins in May and ends in December. Please be sure to double-check the application cycle noted in the position post title.

Space Tango is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Space Tango is governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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  • Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Department
    Systems Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
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