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AFIT Research Internship--CubeSat Design, Build, and Test

The Center for Space Research and Assurance (CSRA) at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, executes cutting-edge space technology development, science, and space experiments in collaboration with other US government organizations. Our goal is to meet the challenges of tomorrow by developing the technical space cadre through world-class research and immersive hands-on graduate education. For more information, visit us at

Are you interested in an opportunity to support the Center for Space Research and Assurance (CSRA)? An opportunity is currently available offering mentor engagement and research collaboration.
  • You will collaborate closely with a mentor to conduct research to support one of the following CSRA teams in the area of software, mechanical engineering or electronics development.
  • You will learn the process of designing, building and testing CubeSats that will assist the Air Force Institute of Technology faculty and staff in advancement.
  • You will have the opportunity to engage with other researchers across all disciplines to advance development of CSRA’s spaceflight experiments, providing networking opportunities and career development.

Appointment Length
This ORISE appointment is for a period of 3 to 12 months. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.

Participant Benefits
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAFIT. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance

Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
Participants should be current undergraduate students pursuing degrees in mechanical, electrical, or software engineering or related fields. A strong GPA, experience working in technical project teams, and an interest in space technology are highly desired.