Co-op & Internship Programs

Apply Your Knowledge Through Cooperative
Education & Engineering Internships

Students Solving Real-World Problems

A key part of the ATA culture is a love of learning, and sharing what we learn. As a student participating in our co-op program or engineering internships, you work alongside ATA team members on current projects. You gain valuable job skills and real-world experience by solving complex engineering problems. Our mentoring programs have been so successful that about 25% of our full-time employees started as co-op students or engineering interns.

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Cooperative Learning Program (Co-op)

Are there really co-op opportunities with a company that designs, analyzes, and tests theme park rides, aircraft, launch vehicles, and satellites? Yes!

ATA’s co-op program, which began in 2000, allows university students to work side by side with recognized experts in mechanical engineering disciplines such as acoustics, structural dynamics, modal testing, computational fluid dynamics, and thermal analysis.


Internship Program

For students interested in engineering internships, ATA offers a summer internship program at its headquarters in San Diego, California, as well as its offices in Los Angeles and Berkeley, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Denver, Colorado; Huntsville, Alabama; and Washington, DC. To be eligible for a summer internship, you must have completed your junior year and show proven academic success in the field of mechanical, aerospace, or structural engineering. You also must provide your own housing and be able to work in our office for the entire summer.

  • Work alongside ATA experts on current projects.
  • Use your classroom knowledge to solve complex engineering problems.
  • Add job experience to your résumé.


US Person Requirement

Many ATA contracts must meet Export Control compliance requirements and/or involve access to US-only data systems. Therefore, we can only consider your application if you are a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ATA Engineering, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression), national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact an ATA Engineering, Inc., Human Resources Representative at [email protected].