AIT Internship

Harwell, United Kingdom (UK), Open Cosmos [OC-AITI]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

This opportunity is for a 6-month internship, ideal for an engineering student looking for early experience of the aerospace sector. We are open to consider a full staff position following this internship. This is an exciting opportunity for you as an engineer to get familiar with both technical and commercial aspects of the space sector in a fast-growing start-up.

You will be joining Open Cosmos’ core team in Harwell-Oxford (UK). You will participate primarily in software activities of the company.


  • Paid Internship
  • Work with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry
  • Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses
  • 25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays annually
  • Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment
  • Transport Allowance – extra pocket money to support our best talent working together
  • Free pantry at the office stocked with fresh fruit, healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets
  • Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to your work. (eg. GitHub, C++, )


  • Analysis of systems to be verified and definition of test content
  • Develop software scripts matching previous analysis that automates test
  • Integrate automation of custom test equipment in the test script
  • Synchronize thermal chamber with given test script


  • Operate electronics lab equipment
  • Scripting skills in shell and python
  • Debugging software and hardware techniques
  • Quick learner with curiosity and creativity

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of the space industry
  • Handle space hardware in ESD and clean room environments.
  • Satellite production practices
  • Understanding and use of data buses such as CAN, SPI and I2C
  • Good communication & soft skills
  • Programming experience with Python or similar
  • Teamwork skills and open to new challenges
  • Proficiency in written and oral English


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