Summer 2022 - Electrical Engineering Internship - RF Hardware & Antenna Development at CesiumAstro (Austin, TX)

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Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position.

CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at

The Cesium hardware team is looking for Summer 2022 interns to design and build RF electronics hardware and antennas for satellite communication systems.

RF hardware development interns will work closely with Cesium engineers on product development, schematic design, PCB layout, test, and manufacturing of space electronics. Areas of focus will include either board-level RF electronics design (e.g. front-ends with amplifiers, switches, filters, etc.) or antenna design. Assignments will be determined by a mix of project availability and the interests of the successful candidates.

Cesium interns regularly present their work to peers, mentors, and Cesium executive leadership throughout the course of the summer. As such, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

To apply, please include a cover letter describing your interest in RF hardware or antennas and either space systems or communication systems, as well as your status as a US citizen or permanent resident.

CesiumAstro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

All Electronics Hardware internships are compensated competitively and located at our facility in Austin, Texas.

Successful candidates will require, as a minimum:

  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), or PhD program in Electrical Engineering or Physics from an accredited university.
  • Advanced coursework in RF & microwave engineering.
  • Upper-level undergraduate coursework in electromagnetics.
  • Practical experience designing and building electronics hardware for a research project, competition team, extracurricular activity, or advanced engineering course.
  • Familiarity with electronics schematic and layout tools such as Altium.
  • Experience with PCB layout.
  • Hands-on experience with lab instruments such as network analyzers, power sensors, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, electronic loads, and signal generators.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred experience includes:

  • Advanced coursework in communication systems.
  • Advanced coursework in electromagnetics.
  • Familiarity with circuit and physics simulation tools such as Ansys, ADS, or CST.
  • Aerospace or automotive electronics design and development.
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