Posted Date:  Mar 16, 2023
City:  Tustin

Title:  Intern, Flight Test

Job Description: 


Your Mission at Virgin Galactic


This position is expected to begin in May OR June 2023. As a Summer Intern, you must be available full-time for a minimum of 12 weeks. This position is in Las Cruces, NM. The Flight Test team is looking for a student who is curious about space, aviation, and flight testing. Do you want to work on advanced state-of-the-art technology in aviation?


Required Skills and Experience

  • Currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree (required) or Master's Degree (desired) in Engineering, Mathematics, or Physical Sciences.
  •  Experience with U.S. government-sponsored test programs
  • Must have at least one additional quarter/semester of school remaining following the completion of the internship.
  • Must be a US citizen, or national, current US permanent resident holder.
  • Must possess strong written, verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Relevant internship/co-op and academic project experience that demonstrates the development of both technical skills as well as leadership qualities.
  • Hands-on project experience.
  • Passion for space.




The annual U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is $41,600.00–$55,640.00. The base pay actually offered will vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, location, and experience and take into account internal equity. Other forms of pay (e.g., bonus or long term incentive) may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits, dependent on the position offered. For more information regarding Virgin Galactic benefits, please visit


Who We Are

Virgin Galactic is transforming humanity’s relationship with space. By making it more open and accessible, we are connecting the world to the love, wonder and awe inspired by space travel, helping to create new opportunities for the benefit of life on Earth. Whether it’s supporting cutting-edge research missions for scientists and students, or offering life-changing experiences for the adventurers among us, Virgin Galactic is THE spaceline for Earth. Such an audacious vision requires a team as driven as they are curious - one capable of redefining the boundaries of what’s possible. 


ITAR Requirements 
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. 

EEO Statement 
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. 


As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as newly hired employees. As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, (“fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) or have a valid religious or medical exemption.  If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met before your date of hire.  Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.