BETA Technologies is a Burlington, Vermont-based aerospace and electric aircraft manufacturer developing fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and related charging networks. At BETA Technologies, we apply our intellectual curiosity, passion for aviation, and commitment to sustainability toward a shared mission of revolutionizing electric aviation. Regardless of the position one holds, each team member brings their talent and desire to positively impact the environment and lives of others in a refreshing, vibrant, and inclusive culture.
BETA Technologies is seeking driven Engineering Interns with aerodynamic analysis, flight dynamics modeling, and simulation experience to help design the future of electric aviation. You will support vehicle design and analysis through all phases of the program, including conceptual sizing, modeling and simulation, and flight test validation. As an integral member of BETA's Flight Sciences team, you will work with dynamic, cross-functional groups to ensure the success of the aircraft through certification.
Summer Internships are primarily offered May-August. If your availability is outside of this timeframe, please communicate specifics in your cover letter.
How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:
Low and medium-fidelity aerodynamic analysis of propellers and aircraft.
Support component and vehicle-level modeling efforts, including model creation, integration, and test in 6 degree-of-freedom simulation.
Execute vehicle simulation studies to support subsystem requirements and test development.
Support generation of test cards and analyze flight test data to improve modeling accuracy of vehicle performance, stability, and control.
Run pilot-in-the-loop simulation studies to support handling qualities evaluations.
Minimum Qualifications we are seeking (your Knowledge, Experience, and Abilities):
Pursuing Bachelor’s degree or Master’s in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field from an accredited University.
Demonstrated experience in areas such as aerodynamics, stability, and control (S&C) analysis, propeller design, propulsion analysis, airfoil design, and/or wind tunnel testing.
Conceptual understanding of fixed wing and rotorcraft systems to help drive holistic understanding of aircraft design considerations.
Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink and Python.
Strong ability to work both as a part of a team and as an individual.
Comfortable with a dynamic work environment and an ability to perform under pressure.
Strong desire to change the world of aviation forever!
Experience with Google G-Suite including Drive, Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Charts, Hangouts, and Slack.
Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you (preferred qualifications):
Proficiency in aerospace design tools such as AVL, XROTOR, XFOIL, and CHARM.
Experience with post-processing analytical and empirical data to create and/or improve aerodynamic databases and dynamical system models.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the team member is regularly required to talk and hear. The team member frequently is required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The team member is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Please be aware that you may be invited to complete a Video Screening interview. This invite will be sent by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We highly recommend completing this step of the application process within the following 48 hours should you be invited.
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BETA Technologies provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, health coverage status, HIV status, genetic information, crime victim status, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. The company does not discriminate, and will not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, based on any of these characteristics during the application process or in employment.
All offers of employment at BETA Technologies are contingent upon favorable results of a thorough background check.