High school and college students can gain real-world experience and make an impact on the world via a Lockheed Martin internship


Lockhead Martin interns see vocational and STEM scholarships

Lockhead Martin interns see vocational and STEM scholarships

Learn about Lockheed Martin's Vocational and STEM Scholarships.

Real-world experience

Lockheed Martin offers the chance to gain real-world experience. But few can offer you an opportunity to make a real impact on the world.

Interns at Lockheed Martin gain valuable work experience and partner closely with their managers and colleagues to complete challenging tasks that help solve real world problems.

As an intern or co-op, you will contribute to some of the world’s most challenging projects, working side by side with knowledgeable and experienced professionals.

Start your career in a meaningful way: serving an important mission that relies on you finding the best way to support innovative breakthroughs.

Support from Lockheed Martin leadership team

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For many interns, their experience at Lockheed Martin is their first look into a professional work environment. To help make this transition smooth, managers offer interns guidance that helps them develop valuable skills they can take with them as they progress in their career.

As an intern, it can be intimidating starting in a new role for such a large company like Lockheed Martin. Because of this, managers encourage interns to take advantage of every opportunity offered. The internships and co-op programs provide participants with many activities, like networking sessions, lunch and learns, site tours and even virtual resume workshops.

Empowering and training the next generation of innovators

Lockheed Martin UK is supporting the next generation of STEM professionals through its work experience programme. The company provides UK secondary school pupils aged 14-18 with a valuable insight into the world of work while helping them make future career decisions. 

The company aims to accommodate students from secondary schools local to its UK offices and facilities with up to two weeks unpaid working at the Havant, Whiteley, London and Ampthill locations.

Meanwhile, in the US, Lockheed Martin is helping high school interns Hannah L. and Hannah K. live out their engineering passion


Meet Sarah Otteson

Sarah began her career at Lockheed Martin three years ago after accepting an internship with Lockheed Martin in the Ocala facility’s stock room.

Sarah credits her internship with giving her the in-depth behind the scenes experience and intensive applicable knowledge with fully preparing her for her career as a manufacturing planner at Lockheed Martin’s Orlando facility.

At Lockheed Martin, they prioritize workforce development programs that prepare participants with the experience and know-how to accomplish any mission.


Meet Jasmine Casteneda

Jasmine dreams of career in engineering that makes a difference. As a senior in high school, she applied and began working for Lockheed Martin through the high school internship program.

Every summer, she interns with a different team with Lockheed Martin and once she graduates, she will be able to come on full-time.

Lockheed Martin believes in reimagining the Aerospace and defense workforce pipeline, prioritizing partnerships with high schools, community colleges and more to prepare students with the skills they need to succeed in today’s workforce.


Meet a further Lockheed Martin intern

Hannah wanted to become an intern at Lockheed Martin because she knew she would be able to cultivate her interests in engineering and gain a perspective on what the professional work environment is like. Her favorite thing about being an intern is meeting new people in her department and hearing their stories of how they got into this industry and why they choose to stay at Lockheed Martin.

Now she works on the F-35 external loads team, determining how loads affect the aerodynamics of the jet.

"As a high school intern at such an expansive company, the learning experiences are endless. Interacting with engineers on a daily basis presents a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity. Every day, I get to pick their brains and ask question which reveals a large part of how their minds work when solving problems," explains Hannah.

"There is a sense of responsibility and logical thinking that drives the project forward. When an unexpected obstacle comes up, no time is spent worrying about the problem. There will always be unexpected issues, but the outstanding characteristic of engineers is not having expectations about the outcome, making them ready to solve whatever problems thrown their way."

"I am thankful for this opportunity to be in a professional workplace and for all the lessons I’ve gained from my coworkers. Throughout this year, I have seen so many people exhibit attributes of professionalism in the office which has showed me the importance of being accountable, punctual, and always having a positive attitude wherever I go," she adds.


Meet an intern with a keen engineering focus 

Also, named Hannah as above, this intern sought to work with Lockheed Martin because she wanted to establish herself as a woman in engineering. Her favorite thing about being an intern is the ability to learn hands on and meet inspiring individuals.

Now she works on the Technical Display Team, creating memorable experiences involving aircraft models.

"This internship has not only given me insight on how the engineering world works but it has also helped me with school work," says Hannah.

"One of the most important things I’ve learned at Lockheed Martin is that you don’t get everything right the first time. In school you turn in assignments, get the grade, and then you’re done. But at Lockheed Martin you don’t just finish a project and leave it – you keep working at it until it is right. For example, I was working on an instruction manual for the F-35 Full Scale Model and it took multiple attempts, edits and revisions in order to meet Lockheed Martin standards. Additionally, this internship has helped me improve my time management skills. Now, I can handle multiple tasks at once and complete them all in a timely manner," she adds.

"On daily basis I find myself applying what I’ve learned in the classroom to my internship work.  For example, I use the CAD (Computer-aided Design) systems at Lockheed Martin, which is a software that learned how to use in class. There are many STEM classes that show students how to use CAD software. I have taken many of these classes in order to be prepared for my future career as an engineer."


College students can start their career in a meaningful way

Lockheed Martin also offers internship opportunities to college students

Student programs are open to all Engineering majors, as well as Mathematics, Physics, Business, Finance, Supply Chain, HR and associated disciplines – and could be the perfect way for you to catapult your career into the future of technology and creativity.

You could develop new systems to be deployed in space, cyberspace or military arenas. You could help design and manufacture breakthrough products for air, land or maritime applications. Or you could analyze business unit operations for greater efficiency and profitability. However you spend your time in one of our student programs, you'll be exposed to a wealth of knowledge and experience, and very likely transition into a full-time, salaried role at Lockheed Martin.

Interns do challenging work in a supportive environment that supports your success and prepares you for a potential full-time professional role with Lockheed Martin, through:

  • Clear objectives and prospects for future opportunities within and across the business
  • Training modules that prepare you for professional success through strong business, communication, and customer support skills
  • Formal end-of-assignment presentation of your innovations, ideas and experiences to an audience of team leaders and executives

Leaders and mentors are also on hand to offer guidance and support for your overall career goals, while a Buddy Program helps you assimilate into Lockheed Martin's work environment and culture with greater ease. Plus, interns benefit from access to company executives eager to share their experience and knowledge as technology, engineering, and business pioneers

Lockheed Martin internships also offer college students great relationship-building opportunities, such as peer-to-peer "community interchanges" where students can share their projects and programs with one another, and volunteer activities, social events, and networking opportunities with local team members and subject matter experts in the field.


Start an internship at Lockheed Martin

Ready for an exciting, challenging experience with a Fortune 500 company offering many career paths to choose from?

From aerospace to outer space to cyber space, Lockheed Martin interns are helping to solve the world's most complex challenges for customers.

Search and apply for internship opportunities to join them.

 

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