Today, on National Intern Day, we recognize the incredible interns who have embarked on an extraordinary journey with us at Sierra Space. These future leaders and innovators show unwavering commitment, boundless passion, and steadfast dedication that inspires us every day.
We are truly fortunate to have such a talented and dynamic group of individuals, who fearlessly embrace new challenges and thrive in a world of endless possibilities. Their adaptability and willingness to push the boundaries of what’s possible are qualities that set them apart.
At Sierra Space, we believe that empowering and inspiring the future generation is the key to a brighter future for the space industry. We are committed to providing the tools, training, and mentorship interns need to excel and create a lasting impact. Their growth and success are our top priorities, and we support them every step of the way.
Our prestigious internship program is designed to offer more than just an opportunity to work with us; it’s a chance to gain practical experience, cultivate new skills, and forge meaningful connections within the industry.
To all the remarkable interns, today is your day to celebrate your accomplishments, both big and small. Take a moment to acknowledge the incredible impact you’ve already made and the limitless potential that lies ahead. Together, we’ll change everything.
For more information about the Sierra Space internship program visit our Internship Page.
Special Messages from our Interns:
“I’m incredibly grateful for my time at Sierra Space. Being able to work with incredible people on some of the world’s most inspiring and life-changing technology has been the opportunity of a lifetime.”
– Griffin Hentzen, Mechanical Engineering Intern
“In my short time here at Sierra Space, I have been able to learn so much from individuals both within and outside of my department. The welcoming workplace environment and general emphasis on collaboration has allowed me to network with people across the company, develop professional skills that will serve me throughout my career, and meaningfully contribute to the company. Ultimately, this has been an extremely positive and well-rounded work experience.”
– Louise Fliegel, Legal Intern
“My time interning at Sierra Space has introduced me to so many amazing individuals and experiences, giving me invaluable insight into the aerospace industry. It has been truly rewarding getting to contribute to Dream Chaser as a part of the test engineering group, and I am looking forward to what the rest of this summer has to offer. “
– Paula Delfin, Test Engineering Intern
“As a Sierra Space intern, I have been pleasantly surprised by the hands-on nature of my job, working directly on hardware destined for space. This experience has solidified my interest in test engineering roles and reaffirmed my dedication to pursuing a career in this field. I am immensely grateful to the exceptional North Carolina team, whose kindness, expertise, and willingness to teach have played a pivotal role in shaping my professional journey so far.”
– Angelica Valencia, Test Mechanical Engineering Intern
“These past 12 months at Sierra Space have been an amazing experience. Not only did I learn how to apply my classroom skills to the industry, but I got to work on real-world projects that gave me pride in what I did. I was also surrounded by an amazing boss, mentors, and co-workers.”
– Amogh Natu, Engineering Analysis Intern
“My time here at Sierra Space so far has been incredible! The N&I team I have been working with is constantly giving me opportunities to learn, treated me with respect, and has made me feel like a valuable member of their community. Speaking of community, this last month I have met some of the nicest people from all walks of life. Whether it is on the Taylor shop floor, or at any other building I have visited, people have always been very welcoming and are more than willing to let me ask them questions. I would like to thank everyone that has been involved with my hiring process, my mentorship, and experience here at Sierra Space. I have never worked at a place that is doing so much that peeks my interests and I am loving every second of it”
– Anton Vandenberge, Network and Instrumentation Intern
“During my internship with the Space Destinations safety group, I worked on developing the space station payload safety review process. Having responsibility over a project suited to my experience and interests has enabled me to cultivate and apply relevant engineering skills like creative problem solving and cross-company communication. Additionally, I am grateful for being part of a community so passionate about the industry with invaluable mentorship from my team and a strong sense of support from the rest of the intern cohort.”
– Swati Ravi, Destinations Safety and Mission Assurance Intern
“This isn’t your average internship, and the work that we do here is challenging, but you are surrounded by so many extremely driven, positive, and passionate individuals who motivate you to achieve the unthinkable every day. I am immensely grateful for all of the people I have been given a chance to work with, and I look forward to the day when I can look up at the Orbital Reef Space Station and say that I played a role in such an exciting and pivotal part of history.”
– Terelle Cadd, Mechanical Engineering Intern – Robotics