Research Intern – Flight Dynamics

Position ID: MCL-GNC21030102

Posting Date: June 26, 2023

Location: Knoxville, TN

Mclaurin Aerospace is seeking a qualified US citizen student to fill a part-time internship position supporting analysis tasks on cutting-edge problems in the field of advanced modeling and simulation for rockets and spacecraft. The ideal candidate is a self-starting, motivated, aspiring engineer with exceptional organizational skills. Candidates with simulation software experience, especially using advanced MATLAB, are highly desirable.

Our company is research-driven and leverages advanced technology initiatives that further human presence in space, improve national security, and enhance global stability. Part time staff are able to apply their skills to solve real problems of significance while working directly with mentors.


Student positions require a minimum commitment of 40 hours per month. Certain opportunities may require additional commitments, but schedules are designed to accommodate and support the needs of the student’s academic program. Regular coordination between a mentor and the student facilitates alignment of the student’s task area(s) with his or her academic goals.


Mclaurin is a HUBZone-qualified federal contractor.  This position is open to US citizen students residing in HUBZone qualified areas only. For more information on HUBZone qualification, see


Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply, although undergraduate candidates should have completed at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework. This position is located at the Mclaurin Aerospace research facility in downtown Knoxville, TN near the campus of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.

Mclaurin is a unique organization with a special focus on combining the best features of research and industry in order to foster innovation. Our organization strongly supports research, publication, and engagement with the academic community. We encourage our employees to remain on the cutting edge of new developments in their respective disciplines. Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, and if applicable, a list of relevant publications and research using the contact form below.

US Citizenship and the ability to pass a comprehensive security background investigation is required.

Mclaurin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.