Avionics Intern - Fall 2023

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2023

Company Overview:

We invented a new approach to design, build, and fly our own rockets, starting with Terran 1 – the world’s first entirely 3D printed rocket and Terran R our reusable next generation 3D printed rocket.

Using our vertically integrated technology platform, leveraging additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics to deliver superiority over traditional aerospace manufacturing methods, we’re disrupting 60 years of aerospace with our novelty approach to get to space, Mars, and beyond faster, more cost-effective, and more reliable.

We believe in a future where interplanetary life fundamentally expands the possibilities for human experience. Our long-term vision is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.


We are expanding our Avionics team! We are seeking an eager, driven, and ambitious Avionics Intern to join us. This Avionics Intern position will provide outstanding technical engineering in the design, integration, and testing of the Terran 1 and Terran R launch vehicles, as well as supporting development of test and launch facilities and infrastructure for Relativity Space. Together with your team, you will be charged with participating in our mission to create and innovate for the future.

Come join our mission of building humanity in space!

What you’ll do:

The Avionics team is responsible for the development, manufacturing, and delivery all electronics systems on the vehicle: from electrical components and circuit boards, mechanical housings and structure, wire harnessing and integration, to qualification and environmental testing. As an Avionics Intern, you will be owning high-impact projects that directly support the vehicle design, build, test, and operation. The candidate should be proactive and inquisitive to make the best judgments possible in any given situation. They strive to learn the ins-and-outs of existing processes and apply critical thinking skills to improve production capabilities. They apply their technical skills to collaborate on and solve complex interdisciplinary problems.

Past avionics intern projects (just a few examples!)

  • Designed and tested flight battery management system electronics
  • Investigated and prototyped connector mounting and integration for future flight vehicle architecture
  • Supported critical flight qualification testing of electronic assemblies, structure, and harnessing
  • Sourced data acquisition equipment and developed a thermal logger used to support environmental testing

What you need to know:

  • Obtaining BS or MS degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, manufacturing engineering or related field.
  • Electrical circuit board design, wire harness design, or mechanical design experience
  • Familiarity with the bring-up and integration of the electrical system on vehicles or similarly complex projects
  • Familiarity developing electrical and mechanical test fixtures and tools to support integration activities
  • Experience with software programming, modeling, or analysis tools

We believe varied perspectives & backgrounds strengthen our team. Prior experience in aerospace is not required.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role. Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.

Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here: https://px.sequoia.com/relativityspace
Hiring Range:
$28$36 USD