2021 Engineering Summer Internship

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  • United States, Groton, CT 06340 View on Map
  • Post Date : September 17, 2020
  • Apply Before : October 17, 2020
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Job Description

Have you ever wanted to be part of something that truly matters?
Do you have a desire to help our Military?
Are you someone who takes pride in their work?

At General Dynamics Electric Boat – We deliver the advantage that protects Our Sailors, Our Families, and Our Freedom!
Applying for a position with General Dynamics Electric Boat means you are a purpose driven collaborator that will be devoted to our mission of providing the United States Navy with the most superior nuclear submarines in the world. We consider all highly motivated applicants that strive to reach their fullest potential. Joining our team means you become part of a 100 year legacy of dedicated Americans that have left their mark on the continued freedom of this great country. We welcome you the opportunity to leave yours!

General Dynamics Ethos & Corporate Responsibility
  • Commitment to Ethics
  • Commitment to Employees
  • Supporting Service Members
  • Supporting Communities
  • Environmental Responsibility

Job Description:

Electric Boat offers an excellent learning environment and real life experience for college students. We have over 2500 engineers currently involved in a significant amount of submarine design work. Most prominently the design of the Columbia (considered the top priority in the Navy), and Virginia Class construction support and design of upgrades such as the Virginia Payload Module and associated payloads. The Engineering interns are provided with tasks that are both technically challenging and educationally stimulating. With the guidance of Electric Boat’s senior staff, the interns will support the calculations, document development, shipyard problem resolution and other various technical activities. An introduction is provided to understand these complex products which lead to the potential inclusion for those who have a passion for this type of problem solving in the staff of the future.

Our Engineers take pride in the support they provide to protect our nation and our world in the design, engineering, build and delivery of world-class submarines. Imagine working side by side with some of the top talent in our industry as mentors while applying classroom learning in the workplace.
Engineering Interns will assist engineers in developing and checking calculations, reviewing and preparing technical documents, resolving shipboard problems with components, systems and structures and other engineering activities across the Engineering and Program organizations. As an intern you will typically work as part of a team in a specific engineering discipline while being mentored by one or more full-time engineers. Applicants should be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing.

Engineering Interns
at Electric Boat interface with designers, other engineering disciplines, service departments, shipyard personnel and our Navy customers. Using a design-build approach and working in a team environment, engineers develop innovative solutions to solve design development, new construction, and in-service problems on US Navy nuclear submarines. Being accepted into the Electric Boat internship means getting a mentor the first day you start that will guide you for the duration of your time here. This is the opportunity to kick start your career and gain engineering work experience in any of the following areas:

Some of the engineering departments that an intern could be placed in are:

  • Platform Systems
  • Ship Signatures
  • Hydrodynamics, Weights, & Hydrostatics
  • CVN 21 & Moored Training Ship Fluids
  • Air, HVAC, Hydraulic Ship Systems
  • Fluid Systems
  • Propulsion Plant Electrical
  • Combat Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Construction
  • Construction Support Integration
  • Propulsion Plant Structures, Shielding & Arrangements
  • Propulsion Plant Fluid Systems
  • Main Propulsion Machinery
  • Hull and External Structural
  • Internal Structural & Arrangements
  • Life Cycle Engineering

Please note you may be assigned to work at any of the following locations: North Kingstown RI, Groton CT, North Stonington CT, New London, CT, and you will need reliable transportation and housing for the duration of your intern assignment.

Education/ Experience:

To be qualified for this position:
  • You must be pursuing a degree in an engineering discipline or relevant STEM program at a college or university.
  • You must also have completed your freshman year of college in a bachelors or master’s degree program.
  • You must be a US Citizen and 18 years of age or older.


To succeed in an engineering internship at Electric Boat you must:
  • Be able to quickly learn and adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Be analytical and detail oriented
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have an ability to work independently as well as a within a team
  • Be a motivated, self-starter
  • Have a reliable means of transportation and secure housing to work in any of the above listed locations, for the duration of your intern assignment.

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