The Launch Company

The Launch Company (TLC), located in Anchorage, Alaska, is a startup aerospace company specializing in the design of rocket launch sites & standardized flight hardware for commercial and government space operators; rockets, launch sites, satellites, and balloons. TLC is seeking two interns to aid in the development of these projects in our Anchorage, AK facility. Work includes but is not limited to:

  • Selection of componentry such as valves, pumps, filters, piping, etc. for a multitude of different commodities.

  • Procurement of selected components with vendors
    Engineering trade development

  • Development of schematics and drawings for launch fluidic systems.

  • Calculation of piping losses, analysis of incompressible flow systems, analysis of compressible flow systems, and proper sizing of piping and vessels.

  • Analysis of mechanical interfaces, linkages, fittings, interfaces, and kinematics.

  • Concept of Operations (CONOPs) development

  • Procedure, test, and countdown checklist development

A successful applicant will demonstrate an independent, curious mindset coupled with a very good attitude. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are a must. Knowledge of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and hands-on tooling/machining/assembly project experience are required. An ability to balance multiple assignments & present findings is also required.

Applicants should have at least junior standing with a background in engineering (mechanical engineering preferred). Students must be enrolled in an Alaskan institute of higher education to qualify. Internships will be conducted in Anchorage, AK. Stipend is $5,000. No housing or transportation is provided.

Application Materials

Please order your single PDF as follows:

  • demographic form
  • Resume
  • Transcript (unofficial)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • References
  • Cover letter describing skills and interest

Email a single PDF to ASGP at uaf-spacegrant@alaska.edu, using the subject line: AK Industry Internship Application -- The Launch Company.