Application Deadline Extended to January 31, 2011 – UTC Summer Aerospace Internship

Got at least a 3.0 GPA and an interest in gaining career experience within the aerospace industry this summer?
The Connecticut Space Grant Consortium is pleased to open the following 10-week, paid opportunities to students of other state space grant consortia. Please click on the links below to learn more about each program.

NASA UTC Summer Aerospace Internship
http://www.ctspacegrant.org/sites/default/files/file/Excel/NASA%20UTC%20Aerospace%20Summer%202010%20Internship%20Announcement.pdf
(Apply to your state’s space grant by January 31, 2011)

-Application Form
http://www.ctspacegrant.org/sites/default/files/file/Excel/National%20NASA%20UTC%20Internship%20Application%20-%20Summer%202011.docx
-Sample Internship Descriptions http://www.ctspacegrant.org/sites/default/files/file/Excel/2011%20Sample%20Intern%20Job%20Descriptions%20-%20UTC%20Summer%202010%20Internship%20for%20Space%20Grant%20Students.pdf

This opportunity provides participants with valuable hands-on 10-week aerospace industry work experience. Past interns have assisted in the highly confidential assembly of an R&D first fuel cell power module for the S-80 (UTC Power), assisted in a engineering process quality review (UTC Power), developed an interdivisional web-based communication system (UTC Research), redeveloped software for Engineering Process Transformation Group (Sikorsky), integrated management system engineering technical reviews database development and testing against customer requirements and DoD guidelines (Sikorsky), and performed analysis of components, preliminary and detailed design of hardware, provided manufacturing, program management and marketing support (Pratt & Whitney). This summer, interns will continue to have an opportunity to network with aerospace leaders, present the results of their work to aerospace professionals, network with peers from other states’ Space Grant Consortia, while enjoying weekends to investigate Connecticut’s many exciting offerings for young professionals.

CT Helicopter Workshop
http://www.ctspacegrant.org/content/applied-rotary-wing-engineering-helicopter-workshop-summer-2011
(Apply to your state’s space grant this fall and send completed application to CT by February 1, 2011)

– Application Form http://www.ctspacegrant.org/sites/default/files/National%20Helicopter%20Training%20Workshop%20Application-%20Summer%202011.docx
– Visit the Helicopter Workshop page on Facebook to connect with participants from Summer 2010 and see videos of last summer’s workshop. (Search “Helicopter Workshop”)

Students will receive education on aerodynamics, rotorcraft principles, wind tunnel testing, control theory, Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) RC aircraft, etc. They will also tour KAMAN Aerospace and Sikorsky Aircraft as well as take a helicopter flight and receive a CX 2 Coaxial RC helicopter or equivalent.

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