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Parsons Corporation Mechanical Engineering Summer Intern in Columbia, Maryland

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When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons. Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing:

Parsons Corporation is seeking Mechanical Engineering Interns to support design, prototyping and production manufacturing of custom microelectronic devices. Tasking includes:

  • Researching and developing additive manufacturing processes, materials, and/or equipment

  • Researching, qualifying and adapting new microelectronics packaging and assembly techniques

  • Designing and drafting mechanical and electrical components utilizing 3D computer-aided design (CAD)

  • Conducting and documenting engineering trade studies, analyses and tests

All activities will be designed to give the intern a full understanding of the engineering design lifecycle and insight into the role that Mechanical Engineers play at Parsons. To facilitate their education and the quality of their experience each intern is paired one-on-one with a mentor of the same discipline. Interns participate in the Parsons Internship Program where they interact with interns of varying disciplines and senior management within the organization.

Location: Columbia, MD

Here's What We’re Looking for:

Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible for a government security clearance which requires proof of US citizenship (internship requires clearance eligibility only)

  • Pursuing a Bachelors (3rd year or above) or Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering

  • Major GPA greater than 3.0

  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work a full-time (40 hr/week) for the 10-week program

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with hands-on fabrication, assembly and test of engineering prototypes using typical machine shop equipment, electronics assembly (soldering, etc)

  • Experience with CAD (Solidworks)

  • Experience in additive manufacturing and/or printed electronics

Parsons is a leading technology firm driving the future of defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today.

Ready to join our team as an intern this summer?

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$20.38 - $35.67

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as 401K!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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