Materials and Process Intern

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Joby Overview: Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025. Overview:
The Materials and Process Team seeks an intern to support characterizing structural materials for our eVTOL aircraft. This person will work closely with other engineers on the team to provide hands-on support with various R&D projects. We expect the intern to take some level of ownership but will provide support and guidance to allow them to grow and be successful in a fast-paced, engineering- focused environment. We are looking for an intern for our M&P lab located in Marina, CA.
  • Support M&P engineers in lab work (perform layup of composite prepreg laminates, perform mechanical strength and thermal analysis testing, perform cross-sectional image analysis), material research, and development
  • Hep Writing testing summary and material and process specification
  • Design, develop, and conduct developmental trials to optimize the manufacturing process
  • Manage small projects from conception to completion
  • Currently enrolled in B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or another relevant discipline
  • Available for a six-month internship beginning in Spring/Summer, 2024
  • Experience with composite material characterization
  • Able to work onsite daily in Marina, CA
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of mechanics of composite materials, basic analysis with relevant coursework
  • Enjoy hands-on engineering, experimenting, and evaluating new concepts
  • Preferred experience working in a laboratory setting or research setting
  • strong technical writing skills preferred
  • preferred experience working with composites and adhesives

Relocation Assistance:
This position does not offer relocation assistance. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

The pay range for undergraduate interns, which includes freshman to senior level students, is $20-32/hr. The pay range for graduate interns with a Bachelor, Master, and/or Ph.D. degree is $5,400-$7,500/month. Individual pay is determined by internship role, department, experience, job-related skills, and level of education.

Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.