Serco Inc.

  • Mechanical Engineering Intern

    Work Location
    Position Type
    Temporary/Term Full-Time
    Security Clearance
  • Position Description

    Intern Program Overview

    Serco’s Training and Experience Program (STEP) is designed to provide college students an internship opportunity to gain meaningful, hands-on work experience in a professional environment. STEP emphasizes developing the next generation’s workforce. Our goal is to build a roadmap that leads you to a long, rewarding and challenging career with Serco. We will work with you to determine your desired career path and the correct steps to get you to your goals.

    Outside of gaining hands-on experience, you will attend training sessions taught by skilled leaders in our company. These training sessions range from finance, personality in the workplace, presentation skills, resume building, and more. In addition, Serco emphasizes being environmentally friendly and making a positive difference in the community. We challenge our interns to develop and execute on at least one group initiative that will benefit the office and/or local community. Projects in the past have included a park cleanup and a recycling drive.

    This internship spans over 12 weeks—11 weeks worked with 1 week off for Fourth of July and half days on Fridays. You will work with your mentor to identify the best times for you to come in and leave work. You will work no more than an average of 36 hours a week.


    Job Description

    As an Electrical Engineering Intern, you will support our Maritime Engineering, Technology & Sustainment (METS) Business Unit which is responsible for industry-leading capabilities in naval ship and submarine design, systems and engineering services, and production support, logistics and in-service sustainment. This complements Serco’s other engineering capabilities in shipboard, shore and systems installation and upgrade services to the Navy.

    You will join a team that is responsible for a multitude of projects and design efforts on a multitude of various US Navy and Commercial Contracts. In your role, you will become part of a team working on feasibility studies, analyses, preliminary and concept design studies and detail design projects on a multitude of various vessels – some for the US Navy and some others for commercial customers. You will become well versed in engineering principles and evaluate designs in terms of hull, mechanical, and electrical impacts. You will support the development of ship construction, machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems and ensures requirements are defined and met according to specifications. You will perform engineering work in analysis, design, development, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of system and technical product development. Duties often include the collection of information and data, performance of various tests, and the development of technical documents. You will also be asked to provide recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems and applicable company procedures and guidelines.

    During your Internship, you will gain exposure to a wide range of teams within the organization including other engineering disciplines, naval architects, designers, procurement activities and program/project management. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly engaged and collaborative engineering team.


    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assist with the development of ship and machinery construction and modification designs.
    • Work alongside and support higher-level engineers
    • Perform basic engineering duties
    • Comply with quality and security procedures



    • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or 4-year degree at an accredited university, or projected Spring 2020 graduate
    • Ideal candidates will be rising juniors, rising seniors or Spring 2020 graduates
    • Pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study
    • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
    • Basic knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software
    • Basic internal team communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Demonstrated experience collaborating in a team environment.
    • Effective communication skills


    Company Overview

    Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. Military, numerous U.S. Federal Civilian Agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Government of Canada, State and Local Governments, and Commercial Clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco has approximately 6,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset, and our success directly relates to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco''s people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment to results. We trust our people to deliver. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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