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Filter by Date: Mar 23, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44830 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?



The Aerospace Corporation is seeking Finance and Business Operations Interns to work in El Segundo, CA.


Finance and Accounting Departments:

  • Assist in preparation of financial reports
  • Assist with reporting and analysis of costs using Excel, SAP and BW
  • Assist with invoice processing using SAP
  • Prepare select account reconciliations


Contracts Departments:

  • Review and analyze Request for Proposals (RFPs) and contract clauses
  • Review Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Assists with the planning and preparing of proposals and negotiations
  • Monitors weekly funding reports 
  • Collaborate with internal customers


Purchasing Department:

  • Assist in expediting and providing status of purchase requisitions and purchase orders
  • Assist buying staff in preparing and issuing purchase orders, requests for proposal, and supporting case file documentation
  • May create purchase orders, change notices, and blanket purchase orders in SAP
  • May assist in renewal of service agreement


Risk Management Department:

  • Assist with collection of underwriting data, review of coverage terms and procurement of a number of corporate insurance policies
  • Learn about payroll data, accounting for pre-paid insurance and retained liabilities, actuarial forecasting, technical operations, financial operations, legal liability and safety in the context of the Risk Management function


All Areas:

  • Build various spreadsheet databases
  • Prepare presentations charts or other research work
  • Other projects as required


Performance standards to be successful in this internship position include:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company’s values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity



  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Law or related program
  • Completion of a minimum of two classes in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Law or other Business-related subjects
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • US Citizenship required


  • Sophomore or higher standing in Spring semester 2019
  • 3.5 GPA or higher


Temporary housing assistance is not available.


The Aerospace Corporation functions as the nation’s independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, specializing in advanced military space systems.  Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters in El Segundo, California, and our campuses in Chantilly, Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico to give students the opportunity to work in the scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position. 


Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: None 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Employment Type: Intern 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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