2022 ICBM Physicist or Mathematician Intern / Co-op Pipeline [Physics and Math Majors]


Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional Intern or Co-op for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program. Please note, this is a placeholder position used to collect resumes from interested applicants in the majors listed in the requirements. You will be contacted as funded positions that match your skillset are opened.

Why BAE Systems? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800+ BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system. The MM III is a strategic nuclear weapon system dispersed in hardened silos to protect against attack, and connected to an underground launch control center through a system of hardened cables. Over 50 years of continuous modernization programs have resulted in new versions of the missile, expanded targeting options, and improved accuracy and survivability. These enhancements serve to keep the MM III viable as until the mid-2030s, when the system is scheduled to be replaced by the future GBSD ICBM now in development.

BAE Systems is also an integral part of the development, deployment, and sustainment of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) ICBM Program. This program is set to modernize the entire ICBM weapon system to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It is a long-term project that will remain operational until at least 2075.

We are also expanding our scope with our expertise in ICBMs to assist Department of Defense efforts in launching satellites and with other space-related defense projects.

We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a "Top Workplace" in Utah based on employee feedback for several consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!

Tell me about this job. This posting is to identify interns or co-ops for our cohort of interns for 2022. Most internships consist of 40 hours a week during the summer months, but there is room for flexibility to your school schedule. Co-ops are part time interns who work while attending school, part or full time. You will be using your learned physics or math skills to assist in the sustainment or system engineering in one of our program areas and begin your training to become a subject matter expert and adviser to the US Air Force in ICBM technology.

Internships are paid and internships often lead to full-time job offers in the program.

This is a rare opportunity to join high-performing teams within a large defense company with an extraordinary, positive culture and mission focus. In this position, you will provide direct support to a national security critical weapon system throughout engineering development, deployment and sustainment. You will become a trusted mission partner to the innovative, digital engineering-driven Air Force organization that will uphold the world's safest, most secure, and effective land-based nuclear deterrent.

Do not miss this! Join an extraordinary company culture and the winning team to success on the ICBM Integrated Support Contract this year and for years to come.

Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship status.



Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Must be currently enrolled in a physics or math program pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be willing to relocate to and work at Hill Air Force Base, Utah
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance. The process for obtaining a clearance is set by the US Government. You must be a citizen of the US to get clearance.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Preference is given to those graduating in the Spring of 2023 or December of 2022
  • A security clearance that is active (or less than 2 years since last use) is also preferred but not required


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.