Electric Boat

  • 2019 Computer & Software Engineering Summer Internship

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  • Overview

    General Dynamics Electric Boat is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


    General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Job Description


    Electric Boat offers an excellent learning environment and real life experience for college students. We have over 2500 engineers currently involved in a significant amount of submarine design work. Most prominently the design of the Ohio Replacement (considered the top priority in the Navy), and Virginia Class construction support and design of upgrades such as the Virginia Payload Module and associated payloads. The Engineering interns are provided with tasks that are both technically challenging and educationally stimulating. With the guidance of Electric Boat's senior staff the interns will support the calculations, document development, shipyard problem resolution and other various technical activities. An introduction is provided to understand these complex products which lead to the potential inclusion for those who have a passion for this type of problem solving in the staff of the future.


    Our Engineers take pride in the support they provide to protect our nation and our world in the design, engineering, build and delivery of world-class submarines.  Imagine working side by side with some of the top talent in our industry while applying classroom learning in the workplace. 


    Engineering Interns will assist engineers in developing and checking calculations, reviewing and preparing technical documents, resolving shipboard problems with components, systems and structures and other engineering activities across the Engineering and Program organizations.  As an intern you will typically work as part of a team in a specific engineering discipline while being mentored by one or more full-time engineers. Applicants should be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing.


    Computer and Software Engineers at Electric Boat interface with designers, other engineering disciplines, service departments, shipyard personnel and our Navy customers. Using a design-build approach and working in a team environment, engineers develop innovative solutions to solve design development, new construction, and in-service problems on US Navy nuclear submarines. Being accepted into the Electric Boat internship means getting a mentor the first day you start that will guide you for the duration of your time here.  This is the opportunity to kick start your career and gain engineering work experience in any of the following areas:

    • Instrumentation and Electronic Systems
    • Electrical Systems
    • Strategic Weapons Systems Engineering
    • Combat Systems Engineering
    • Integrated Power Systems
    • Tactical Software Engineering
    • Main Propulsion Machinery
    • Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plant Network (NNPP net) Support
    • Life Cycle Engineering

    Education/ Experience



    • Must be 18+ years of age
    • Must be a US citizen.
    • At minimum students must have completed their Freshman year prior to the start of the internship
    • Students must be going into their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of College as of May 2019
    • Must be available to work 40 hours per week for a minimum eight (8) consecutive weeks between May 2019 to September 2019.
    • Must be enrolled in an engineering program or related technical degree field.


    This is not considered a co-op position. Electric Boat co-op’s are for a longer duration of time and can be found on our job openings web page.



     · Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our engineering efforts.
    · Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind GDEB culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
    · Applicants should be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing. 

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