Summer 2023 Internship - Mechanical Engineering

Raleigh, NC


BETA Technologies is an aerospace and electric aircraft manufacturer developing fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and related charging networks. Headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, BETA also has locations in D.C., Ohio, New York, Montreal, and North Carolina. 

BETA is looking for Mechanical Engineering Interns to join our Raleigh, NC team and support a number of sub-teams focused on development of innovative electric aircraft components from conception through assembly. As a Mechanical Engineering Intern at BETA Technologies, you will work as part of a small team to rapidly develop new technologies in the evolving world of eVTOL aircraft design. You will utilize necessary CAD modeling and analysis tools to ensure your designs are meeting the highest safety standards and exceeding all relevant regulatory requirements. You will be challenged every day and definitely have a lot of fun!

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:

  • Support design of products using CAD; own and manage all parts in detailed assemblies.
  • Support development of prototypes and experimentation to inform future designs.
  • Support development of scalable manufacturing processes in parallel with product design.
  • Operate required machinery and equipment in a safe manner following established safety requirements in accordance with company and government regulations and guidelines, maintaining a neat and clean work area, following established tool and instrument control procedures, and reporting any unsafe acts or conditions to team members.
  • Minimum Qualifications we are seeking:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering degree with strong Mechanical Design focus from an accredited University.
  • Demonstrated experience with 3D CAD software (OnShape, Solidworks or Catia).
  • Self-starter who is high-energy, well organized, disciplined, and able to work independently.
  • Open minded and outside-the-box thinker.
  • Demonstrated interest or hobbies related to aviation, electric vehicles, or motors (i.e. home built electric vehicles, AERO club at school, baja, etc.).
  • Good team, communication, and leadership skills. 
  • Competency with Google G-Suite including Drive, Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Charts, Hangouts; Slack; Application Lifecycle.
  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

  • Mastery of 3D CAD software (OnShape, Solidworks or Catia) with experience in FEA (ANSYS preferred).
  • Experience in any of the following areas of design and test: high voltage battery packs, composites, thermal design, structural analysis, shock and vibe, environmental sealing.
  • Prior involvement with instrumentation and related data collection/analysis.
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing of components and experience working through drawings with a machine shop.
  • 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. 

    Video Interview:

    Please be aware that you may be invited to complete a Video Screening interview. This invite will be sent by email ( 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.

    BETA Technologies is an E-Verify employer.