ACS/GNC Engineering - Fall 2024 Co-Op

| Greenwood Village, CO, USA
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Hourly: $22.00- $26.00
York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability, transforming, and enabling next generation space mission operations worldwide. Today, it is one of the most innovative aerospace companies, specializing in both end-to-end customer solutions and the rapid production of spacecraft platforms. York’s complete Space Segment Solution including spacecraft production, payload integration, system integration & test, launch services, ground segment services, and mission operations enables customers to leverage York’s existing technology solutions to get rapidly and responsively to orbit. We’re looking to expand our team across the board.

York is seeking candidates for our 2024 Fall Co-op Program. The ideal York Engineering co-op is a highly motivated, proactive individual who enjoys learning and is excited about working on space hardware and real missions. Each York Space Systems co-op has the opportunity to work on York missions, while participating in a tailored engineering training program. Each co-op is provided with a dedicated Senior Engineer as a mentor and is assigned a scope bound project that is challenging yet achievable during the duration of the program. York encourages you to apply for any engineering discipline that interests you, this is your opportunity to experience what it would be like to work at York and discover your passion. Successful candidates will be high energy, adaptable, eager to learn, and passionate about space!

2024 Fall Co-op projects are available in the following teams / functional groups:

Development Engineering
Ground Software
Flight Software
Mechanical Design
Structural Analysis
Thermal Analysis
Systems Engineering
Project Engineering
Mission Operations Engineering 
ACS/GNC Engineering
Electrical Engineering

Program Management

Product Management



  • Contribute to development of a high-fidelity spacecraft
  • Interface with multiple engineering disciplines and project stakeholders
  • Contribute to design reviews, process improvement and tool development
  • Execute a time bound, well defined project which is of high value to York
  • Gain hands-on assembly and test experience



  • Enrollment in a 4-year degree program at an accredited university studying engineering
  • Must have completed at least Freshman year of the degree program
  • Ability to commit to a 40-hour work-week for the duration of the Co-Op 
  • Strong communicator, great team player and overall hard worker
  • Self-starter and self-motivated with a hunger to learn
  • An interest in full time employment at York Space Systems
  • Demonstrated interest in spacecraft and space systems
  • This is an in office internship

York Space Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, military or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Must have permanent authorization to work in US. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Located in the heart of The Denver Tech Center, a bustling business area where many of the region's top tech companies reside.  We are headquartered near many restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues. 

What are York Space Systems Perks + Benefits

York Space Systems Benefits Overview

York has designed a benefits package that helps support your total well-being physically, emotionally, and financially.  York Space Systems provides medical insurance AT NO COST to employees and their eligible dependents as well as a generous time off package. 

Volunteer in local community
We appreciate our local community and are always looking for ways to give back. Our “Yorksgiving” committee meets monthly to discuss volunteering and philanthropic engagements for the organization
Partners with nonprofits
We partner with organizations with a local footprint including the Food Bank of the Rockies, Special Olympics of Colorado, Habitat for Humanity, Project CURE, and Toys for Tots.
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Full-time employees can apply for the RTD EcoPass which York sponsors. Passholders will have access to unlimited RTD bus and light rail rides
Company-sponsored outings
York encourages our employees to have fun by connecting with one another beyond the workplace. We offer sponsored sports leagues including softball, volleyball and annual family-friendly events
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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