Aerojet Rocketdyne's Interns Gain Powerful Experience
OREANDA-NEWS. September 27, 2016.
"Our internship and co-operative education programs are central to transferring knowledge within the company to the next-generation. We are also able to take advantage of their fresh perspective and incorporate new thoughts and ideas into the company," said
"As an intern at Aerojet Rocketdyne I had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most experienced and talented engineers in the aerospace industry," said
Bryce Chanes about
his experience this summer working as a Project Engineer Intern at Aerojet Rocketdyne's
Chanes worked on the important AR1 engine, which will end reliance on the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine, currently used to power the nation's most reliable launch vehicle. AR1 is taking advantage of the latest manufacturing processes, materials and technology to be able to rapidly develop and certify an engine by 2019 that will be more capable than the RD-180.
"I am so impressed with our current class of
Eileen Drake. "I cannot wait to see what they do next."
"I believe every college student should have the opportunity to try out the career they think they want to pursue as early as possible to get a feeling about what it's like to walk in those shoes. I am lucky in that I knew from an early age that this is what I wanted to do," said Chanes about his experience.
Aerojet Rocketdyne's internship program currently has interns at eight of its 14 sites and plans to grow the internship program to meet the increased need for qualified employees with real world experience.