Engineering Intern (Winter 2023)

Date: Sep 1, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92108

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date:  Until Filled

Shift:                               1st

Security Clearance:       No Clearance




NASSCO’s Winter engineering internship program provides candidates with the opportunity to work within an identified department based on school curriculum and prior experience. Candidates will be initially assigned to an engineering group based on need, skills, and interests but may rotate to other engineering departments as needed. Candidates should expect to spend time in both an office and manufacturing environment. Interns report on-site in San Diego, CA.  



  • As an engineering intern at General Dynamics NASSCO you will be responsible for assisting naval architects and marine engineering with their current projects. These projects range from the initial design of future vessels to the final outfitting of nearly completed ships. In the execution of these projects you will be tasked with creating and modifying CAD drawings, performing research using both online and printed resources, and using a variety of software to perform stability and structural calculations.
  • You will also accompany senior naval architects to support shipboard inspections and testing.
  • Reports to department manager/supervisor on a regular basis to monitor status of assigned projects..



  • Successful candidates must be currently enrolled (full-time) 
  • An interest and/or prior work experience in ship design, shipbuilding, construction management and manufacturing processes would be advantageous.
  • Proficiency in personal computer (PC) word processing, spreadsheets and graphics, as well as computer-aided design and engineering (CAD/CAE) systems, is desirable.
  • Must have ability to express ideas in oral and written formats and demonstrate a high degree of personal flexibility.


Must be able to climb ladders and work in on-board shop and assembly production areas. Must be physically able to walk to all yard locations. The noise level in this environment is usually moderate.

Pay Range: $26.00 - $27.35



This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the hourly range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 


General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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