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Technical Intern - Machine Learning/Deep Learning

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Oct 22, 2021
Job Category:  Internship
Req. ID:  13342

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.


We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Engineering Strategic Support Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers’ missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.


The Ball Aerospace Internship Program is a 10-week summer program that provides interns with practical experience working on relevant projects while working with designated mentors; access to state-of-the-art equipment; a competitive wage; relocation reimbursement; in-house training; group activities; possible future employment and the ability to participate in the Ball Aerospace Remote Sensing Team (BIRST) program to build and launch a rocket or high-altitude balloon.  At the conclusion of your internship, you will be required to prepare and deliver a formal presentation of your project work to your respective department.


Technical Intern – Machine Learning/Deep Learning


Go Beyond® with Ball Aerospace’s Payload Engineering business unit!   As a Machine Learning/Deep Learning Intern, you will work on projects to improve performance of Optical, Electrical, Mechanical, or RF systems with the use of Machine Learning / Deep Learning techniques.

What You’ll Do:


  • Learn about the operation and physics behind the system you are working on.
  • Brainstorm potential artificial intelligence (AI) solutions with a mentor.
  • Learn the theory behind your chosen Machine Learning/ Deep Learning approach.
  • Create and iterate AI approach till it is an environment that can properly train to improve the application
  • Train your Machine Learning/ Deep Learning network.
  • Work with a mentor to evaluate results
  • Present final work to senior engineering team.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You’ll Need:


  • Must have completed your sophomore or junior year and be enrolled in a degree program for the fall of 2022. We will also accept students enrolled in a post graduate program.
  • Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Progress towards an engineering degree (Electrical, Mechanical, Optical, RF).
  • Coursework or projects relating to Machine Learning/ Deep Learning.
  • Experience with Python.
  • Desired Experience in a Deep Learning language such as TensorFlow or PyTorch.
  • Ability to self-start, good interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work independently and on a team.


Working Conditions:


  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $19.30 - $27.50 per hour (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • Temporary positions typically are not eligible for benefits. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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