Going Beyond the Typical Internship
An internship at Ball Aerospace provides the tools you need to launch your career. Through challenging projects, mentorship and hands-on experience, our interns have an opportunity to gain valuable firsthand experience in the aerospace and defense industry. As an intern, you’ll be involved in networking events with our executives, Ball site tours, career development opportunities and much more!
Since 1980, our internship has been an excellent way to recruit great talent for full time jobs to our company.
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The Ball Aerospace Internship Experience
Hear from some of the 2022 interns on their experience at Ball Aerospace.
Here's what you need to know:
- Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited academic institution for at least 1 semester following the internship program, i.e. Fall 2021.
- Students must have completed their sophomore year of an undergraduate program or be enrolled in graduate program by the start of the internship.
- We offer an array of internships in areas like Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Operations, Finance, Information Technology/Cybersecurity, and more!
- Recruitment for the summer program starts at the beginning of the preceding fall semester.
- Hourly salary ranges are posted on every job description under Compensation & Benefits.
- Interns are paid a competitive hourly wage, and every intern receives a stipend to help with
- Interns relocating from out-of-state for the program are reimbursed for travel.
- Interns will enjoy in networking, training, professional development, social events and
engagement with employees of all levels at the organization, including executives and top
- Interns are encouraged to join our Ball network and interest groups and participate in employee events.
- Interns will have the opportunity to participate in the Ball Intern Remote Sensing Team (BIRST) program, which allows interns to experience a program from design to launch. Edge of Space Sciences provides BIRST with a high-altitude balloon, while United Launch Alliance provides a student-built sport rocket to carry the intern payloads.
- The Summer Intern Program is in person and on-site.
- The program runs 10 weeks, 40 hours per week.
- Most of our positions are located in Colorado, with occasional opportunities at our other
- At the end of the internship, students share their knowledge by presenting their completed projects to managers, coworkers and peers.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Ball Aerospace
The Diversity & Inclusion team at Ball enables our long-term success by creating a culture of inclusion and belonging that invites people to fully invest in the work they do - bringing greater ideas, innovation and energy to our organization.
- Interns are encouraged to engage with our many Ball Networks and Ball Interest Groups. Ball Networks include:
- Asian Ball Network
- Abilities Ball Network
- African Diaspora Ball Network
- CARE (Cultural Awareness of the Religions of Employees) Ball Network
- Hispanic/Latinx Ball Network
- Indigenous People Ball Network o Pride Ball Network
- Veterans Ball Network
- Women’s Ball Network
- Young Professionals Ball Network
- Interns have the opportunity to engage with DEI leadership at Ball Aerospace and Ball Corporation throughout the course of the program.
To learn more about Ball Aerospace’s diversity initiatives click here.
Ball Aerospace Internship FAQ
with other expenses.
positions that you see fit.
project experience and extracurricular/leadership activities, as well as previous internships.
connect with roommates, and discover resources about the local area. Ultimately, interns are responsible for their own summer housing.
full-time employment at Ball Aerospace. Ball Corporation may have opportunities available for international students.
Launch Your Aerospace Career!
The Ball Intern Remote Sensing Team (BIRST), allows interns to experience a program from design to launch. Edge of Space Sciences provides BIRST with a high-altitude balloon, while United Launch Alliance provides a student-built sport rocket to carry the intern payloads.