Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Intern - Business Support in Arlington, Virginia


Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) is seeking a student intern to support its Washington Operations organization located in Arlington, VA . Washington Operations conducts a variety of activities and outreach to Executive Branch officials, Members of Congress and their staffs, and other related industry associations and think tanks to ensure AR’s interests are considered in Federal policy and funding decisions. Internships at AR provide both an opportunity and challenge for students to enhance their professional skills to include: government/civics, public policy advocacy and outreach, critical thinking abilities, and communication skills.

A successful student-candidate will be a self-starter with a strong interest public policy, government, and aerospace and defense.

AR is a world recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armament sectors in support of domestic and international markets. This is a full-time internship opportunity during summer 2023. Visit to learn more about our company and our mission.

Summer internships will start in approximately May/June and end in August/September.

What we can offer you:

Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne ( .

Rest and Relaxation - 48 hour annual sick allowance, 9/80 schedule at most locations providing for longer weekends, company paid holidays.

Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match, variety of courses to support learning & development, mentorships.

Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Next Gen Workplace – Aerojet Rocketdyne is recognized as a top 100 Next Gen Workplace. (

Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America’s Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

  • Updates and use case analysis for the Satellite Electric Propulsion database.

  • Support Mars architecture trade study comparing two-year vs. three-year missions

  • Support for Washington Operations white papers on SLS for deep space exploration.


Candidate must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Business, Political Science, Government & Political Affairs (or similar major) and returning to school upon completion of the assignment.

Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An interest in issues related to public policy affecting the aerospace and defense sectors.

  • Interest/experience in the Legislative and Executive branches of government.

  • Experience creating and maintaining databases.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • High technical proficiency (MS Office Suite, etc.)

  • Self-motivated, team-oriented with a solid track record of success.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (

Location US-VA-Arlington

Job ID 20822

Category Intern - Business

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site