2024 Intern – RF Antenna Design – Onsite




Tucson, AZ


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United States of America


AZ852: RMS AP Bldg M02 1151 East Hermans Road Building M02, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.  

Job Summary:

The Effector RF and Communications (ERFC) Department is seeking current college students for an RF Antenna internship position. In this role, the candidate would support the development of RF products and technologies including antennas, RF electronics, and supporting test equipment as part of a multi-discipline team. A successful candidate is one with the skillset and passion required to solve complex engineering problems, properly apply engineering tools and processes, and leverage knowledge from previous coursework and projects.

The ERFC Dept is seeking talented engineers with the skills and passion to work on complex projects that shape antenna, radome, and antenna measurement system technology within the company. The selected candidate will be contributing to diverse teams and executing tasks in various antenna and radome design life cycles. This is an intern-level Electrical Engineering position for an individual with educational experience and/or professional interest in the application of technical antenna principles, concepts, and techniques.
All Candidates will work within a larger team at Raytheon.  Interns perform meaningful engineering tasks for their assigned projects, and will also have access to a variety of career development opportunities.  These include access to technical mentors and the ability to “shadow” experienced professionals in order to learn about real industry positions.

This position is located in Tucson, AZ and is an on-site role.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Development of antenna or radome hardware and requirements.
  • Working with interdisciplinary engineering teams including thermal, structural, mechanical, systems, etc.
  • Working with antenna manufacturing suppliers.
  • Antenna modeling and simulation execution on workstations and high performance computing resources (HPC).
  • Analyzing simulation or measurement test data to verify performance to requirements.

This position can be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Post-Graduate based on the candidate's qualifications and standing as outlined below:

  • (Sophomore Technical Intern) - must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program
  • (Junior Technical Intern) - must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program
  • (Senior Technical Intern) - must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program
  • (Post-Graduate Technical Intern)- must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a graduate degree program (in degree fields listed in Qualifications You Must Have) by start of internship

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Post-Graduate by the start of Summer 2024 in Electrical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree.
  • Proficiency with modeling & simulation tools such as HFSS, CST, FEKO, SENTRi and/or GRASP
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a https://U.S. government issued security clearance is required. https://U.S. citizenship is required, as only https://U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
  • https://3.0 cumulative GPA or higher is desired.
  • Solid background and practical understanding of designing GPS antenna systems (to include experience or relevant course work).
  • Model generation and simulation experience with conformal antennas (to include experience or relevant course work).
  • Proficiency with Python, MATLAB and/or other high level scientific programming languages
  • Proficiency with high performance computing (HPC) environments and schedulers such as SLURM
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with coworkers from diverse communities and cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues who represent a diversity of work and conflict resolution styles.
  • Class projects, professional internships, or academic research demonstrating the ability to apply technical coursework.
  • Self-motivated problem solver with a positive attitude and willingness to learn.

What We Offer**:**

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; work/life benefits; and career development programs. Some of the benefits we offer include flexible work schedules.

Additional Information**:**

Please upload a copy of your most recent transcript with your resume when applying to this requisition. Include your cumulative GPA and projected graduation date on your resume.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm

Location:  This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of America’s 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature’s best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson’s fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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