Internship - Mechanical Engineer, Spring Cycle 2023

Mechanical Engineering · Lexington, Kentucky
Department Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineering Intern for our Lexington, Kentucky location. Mechanical 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 mechanical 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
  • Generate detailed 3D designs using SolidWorks
  • Generate detailed engineering drawings adhering to GD&T standards
  • Generate detailed documentation for builds and test setups
  • Conduct verification testing using engineering lab tools and equipment
  • Develop and maintain detailed documentation associated with specific tasks
  • Share novel ideas with team members that could improve existing or developing designs
  • Maintain consistent communication with internship mentor 
  • Work directly with project teams to align mechanical design with mission requirements


Required -

  • 1+ year completion toward a degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline 
  • Intermediate experience with CAD software and 3D printing

Preferred Experiences/Skills - 

  • FEA Modeling
  • Thermal System Design
  • Fluidics and Microfluidics
  • Biocompatibility and Medical Devices
  • SolidWorks
  • FDM and SLA 3D Printing
  • CNC Machining
  • Organizational Skills
  • Report Writing
  • Previous Hands-On or Project Experience

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
    Mechanical Engineering
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