jobs > Engineering Interns/Co-Ops (Spring '20, Summer '20)

About the Position

You, and possibly other interns, will be paired up with a senior engineer at FIRST RF to engage in development of communication systems, radar systems, conformal antennas, space and navigation RF systems, and/or millimeter-wave RF systems. This development may involve any cycle of a product - from beginning concept to test and production. You will work as a key member within projects to accomplish tangible goals that will expand your professional experience and your technical skill set in an aerospace environment. These positions are designed for self starting individuals that enjoy challenges.
FIRST RF is an equal employment opportunity employer.

What You Can Expect


Essential Functions

  • A fast-paced cross-disciplinary environment that requires excellent communication skills and a strong desire to take an active role in a team
  • Mentors and peers you can seek out to tackle problems cooperatively
  • Team members who will challenge you – and an expectation that you will challenge them
  • Work given to you in areas you have never studied or experienced; we need you to be open and eager to develop skills in new areas
  • A workplace where you will always have the tools you need to get the job done
  • To get your hands dirty working with team in the design, fabrication and testing of our products

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office and laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and photocopiers, as well as specialized test equipment such as vector network analyzers, signal generators, and spectrum analyzers.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift lab equipment, open cabinets, and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a seasonal position at 8-40 hours per week.  Typical office hours include Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, however these hours will vary based on workload and the manager’s discretion. 



Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Required Education and Experience

  • Must have US Citizenship
  • Must be working on a  Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (MS/PHD a plus)
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey complex technical concepts to peers, management, and customers
  • A desire to find, explore, and solve new and challenging problems
  • Comfortable in a lab environment
  • A resiliency to fail fast and often

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Located close to Boulder CO
  • Experience in antennas or RF equipment
  • Experience with the design, fabrication, and testing of technology
  • Hands on design or fabrication experience
  • Python programming experience

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to



FIRST RF is a fast-growing, multi-discipline, privately owned small business focused on engineering and manufacturing of advanced technologies - specifically in antennas and radio frequency (RF) systems. We are an energetic team empowered with world-class facilities and resources. We promote a culture which prioritizes innovation and responsiveness.  By making bold investments in the development of groundbreaking technologies, FIRST RF has fielded award-winning products ranging from revolutionary passive antennas to highly complex, active antenna systems.

AAP/EEO Statement

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual  orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that employment decisions be based on job-related factors.