Mechanical Engineering Internship Job Openings - 26 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

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    Mechanical Engineer
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,741

    Mechanical Engineer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,565

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    Engineering Manager
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,565

    Engineering Manager
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,578

    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,578

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    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Cubic Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,850

    NEW
    Civil Engineering Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,460

    NEW
    Engineering Operations Technician II
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $181,336

    Senior Director,
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $181,336

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    Senior Director,
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,460

    NEW
    Engineering Operations Technician
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,000

    Principal Splunk Engineer and Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,000

    NEW
    Principal Splunk Engineer and Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,000

    Specialist, Field Engineering
    Commscope, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    NEW
    VP Cyber Security Engineering
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,810

    NEW
    Network Engineering and Operations Supervisor
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,810

    NEW
    Network Engineering and Operations Supervisor
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,172

    NEW
    Maintenance Engineering In Home Network Testing II
    Globa Channel Management, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,875

    Cloud Architect - PreSales Engineering - Commercial Accounts
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,590

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    Manassas,-VA-Mechanical-Engineer-Intern
    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,590

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    Student Intern - Mechanical Engineer
    HGA Architects Engineers

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,590

    Mechanical Engineering Intern
    Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,590

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    Mechanical Marine
    CSRA

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,590

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    University Programs: Mechanical Engineering Intern
    Raytheon

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,590

    Mechanical Marine
    SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,590

    Manassas, VA- Mechanical Engineer Intern
    Lockheed Martin

    Manassas, VA

Mechanical Engineering Internship Jobs

average

$83,590

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People
  • Make Decisions

What does a Mechanical Engineering Internship do

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Duties

Mechanical engineers typically do the following:

  • Analyze problems to see how mechanical and thermal devices might help solve a particular problem
  • Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems, using analysis and computer-aided design
  • Develop and test prototypes of devices they design
  • Analyze the test results and change the design or system as needed
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for the device

Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries.

Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations.

Like other engineers, mechanical engineers use computers extensively. Mechanical engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery. Computer technology helps mechanical engineers create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work, interact with connected systems, and generate specifications for parts.

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how to become a Mechanical Engineering Internship

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineers who sell services publicly must be licensed in all states and the District of Columbia.

Education

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineering programs usually include courses in mathematics and life and physical sciences, as well as engineering and design courses. Mechanical engineering technology programs focus less on theory and more on the practical application of engineering principles. They may emphasize internships and co-ops to prepare students for work in industry.

Some colleges and universities offer 5-year programs that allow students to obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative plans combine classroom study with practical work, enabling students to gain valuable experience and earn money to finance part of their education.

ABET accredits programs in engineering and engineering technology. Most employers prefer to hire students from an accredited program. A degree from an ABET-accredited program is usually necessary to become a licensed professional engineer.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Mechanical engineers design and build complex pieces of equipment and machinery. A creative mind is essential for this kind of work.

Listening skills. Mechanical engineers often work on projects with others, such as architects and computer scientists. They must listen to and analyze different approaches made by other experts to complete the task at hand.

Math skills. Mechanical engineers use the principles of calculus, statistics, and other advanced subjects in math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Mechanical skills allow engineers to apply basic engineering concepts and mechanical processes to the design of new devices and systems.

Problem-solving skills. Mechanical engineers need good problem-solving skills to take scientific discoveries and use them to design and build useful products.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a mechanical engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education to renew their licenses every year. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.

Several professional organizations offer a variety of certification programs for engineers to demonstrate competency in specific fields of mechanical engineering.

Advancement

A Ph.D. is essential for engineering faculty positions in higher education, as well as for some research and development programs. Mechanical engineers may earn graduate degrees in engineering or business administration to learn new technology, broaden their education, and enhance their project management skills. Mechanical engineers may become administrators or managers after obtaining the requisite experience.

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Top Skills for a Mechanical Engineering Internship

Know what it takes to get the job done

SolidworksAutoCADTestProceduresHvacEngineeringDrawingsAnsysBOMAutodeskInventorTestFixturesProductDevelopmentR3DModelsTPTechnicalDrawingsCreoGDCatiaV5Pro/EngineerSigma

Top Mechanical Engineering Internship Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for mechanical engineering internship jobs include:
  1. Solidworks
  2. Auto CAD
  3. Test Procedures
Here’s how the most requested skills appear on resumes:
  • Field measurements and wear analysis using SolidWorks Flow Simulation to redesign and build new 200 ton sand dryer cyclonic dust separator.
  • Assisted in projects using Auto Cad, Solid Works, and Microsoft Office.
  • Defined and executed 9 assembly/test procedures for special test equipment fixtures in a proprietary space telescope.
  • Worked with architects and engineers to design HVAC systems for new construction projects.
  • Machined surgical device components based on engineering drawings or surgeon requirements.

Engineering Drawings, Product Development, BOM, Creo, Technical Drawings, Test Fixtures, Catia V5, Pro/Engineer, 3D Models, Solidworks, P, Auto CAD, GD, T, Ansys, Sigma, Hvac, Autodesk Inventor, Test Procedures, R

Top Mechanical Engineering Internship Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Mechanical Engineering Internship Employers

Mechanical Engineering Internship positions seems to be very popular at Irobot where they currently get hired the most.

Mechanical Engineering Internship job seekers will have an easy time finding open jobs at these firms:
  1. Northrop Grumman
  2. Johnson Controls
  3. Nucor Steel
  4. National Oilwell Varco

At the end of the day, Mechanical Engineering Internship candidates can currently find jobs at 10 companies.

Irobot, Northrop Grumman, Johnson Controls, Nucor Steel, National Oilwell Varco, Intel Corporation, Gardner Denver, Daimler Chrysler, Medtronic, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

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