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Flight Test Engineering Intern

Location: Edwards Air Force Base, California Categories: Human Resources Req ID: 2023-7520 Potential to Telecommute: Hybrid
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Job Description

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Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Flight Test Engineering Intern to join our growing team in Lancaster, CA to support our flight test operations at Edwards AFB.

Why is MTSI known as a Great Place to Work?

  • Interesting Work:  Our co-workers support some of the most important and critical programs to our national defense and security.  
  • Values: Our first core value is that employees come first.  We challenge our co-workers to provide the highest level of support and service, and reward them with some of the best benefits in the industry. 
  • 100% Employee Ownership: we have a stake in each other's success, and the success of our customers.  It's also nice to know what's going on across the company; we have company wide town-hall meetings three times a year.  
  • Great Benefits - Most Full-Time Staff Are Eligible for: 
    • Starting PTO accrual of 20 days PTO/year + 10 holidays/year
    • Flexible schedules
    • 6% 401k match with immediate vesting
    • Semi-annual bonus eligibility (July and December)
    • Company funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - a separate qualified retirement account
    • Up to $10,000 in annual tuition reimbursement
    • Other company funded benefits, like life and disability insurance
    • Optional zero deductible Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan
  • Track Record of Success:  We have grown every year since our founding in 1993

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is a 100% employee-owned engineering services and solutions company that provides high-demand technical expertise in Digital Transformation, Modeling and Simulation, Rapid Capability Development, Test and Evaluation, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomy, Cybersecurity and Mission Assurance.

MTSI delivers capabilities to solve problems of global importance. Founded in 1993, MTSI today has employees at over 20 offices and field sites worldwide.

For more information about MTSI, please visit


The Flight Test Engineering Intern will be embedded in the Emerging Technology (ET) Combined Test Force (CTF) at Edwards AFB, CA.  The ET CTF is responsible for small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flight test, as well as host to several up-and-coming commercial projects utilizing the Edwards AFB facility and airspace.  The intern will be paired with a mentor to assist with day-to-day tasking on projects that will benefit the Air Force Test Center customer, and will gain exposure to flight test of both Small UAS as well as manned aircraft from the vantage point of the control room.


Education Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a ABET Accredited program in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering working towards a Bachelors Degree.

Desired Experience:

  • General Aviation flight and/or maintenance experience
  • Completion of core aerospace coursework
  • Completion of flight-test coursework (if offered)
  • Demonstrated ability to complete tasks with an emphasis on quality with minimal supervision                                                       

Security Clearance:
Ability to obtain/maintain a government security clearance.

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Opportunities at MTSI

MTSI maintains an outstanding work environment that includes competitive compensation, outstanding benefits, the opportunity to be an employee-owner, and challenging work assignments with significant opportunities for advancement/career growth. To be considered for employment opportunities at MTSI, you must complete an online application.

EEO Statement: MTSI embraces nine core values including our first core value of Employees come first. Consistent with our Core Values, we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, military/veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law. MTSI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with MTSI and need special assistance or accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.

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