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Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from action sports enthusiasts to first responders to insurance claims adjusters.

We are looking for a Summer 2024 Intern! As a member of the Product Design Team, you will work on meaningful projects that add value to Skydio and our users. You will solve complex, interesting problems and learn from a team of world-class engineers and researchers.

On the job you will: 

Conquer challenges creatively with a scrappy mindsetDesign parts for next generation prototypesChase down the root cause of mission critical issues on existing or developing productsFind solutions with engineering design or manufacturing process changesValidate your solutions with hands-on prototyping, testing, and data collectionCommunicate with a cross functional team of engineers and suppliers around the globe

  • Present your work in design reviews and learn from senior members of our team

We are looking for you to have:

  • Relentless curiosity
  • Ability to leverage rock solid fundamentals to create exceptional designs for complicated products
  • Passion for elegant mechanical design at the highest and lowest levels of detail that will delight customers
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD. Experience with CATIA is highly valued

Bonus skills for the job:

This experience is great to have, but we are also happy to teach you:

  • How to design for a broad array of manufacturing processes including: injection molding, metal casting, CNC machining, sheet metal forming, and composites.
  • How to complete DFM (design-for-manufacturing) with local and foreign suppliers
  • How to design and integrate circuit boards, antennas, and connectors into mechanical assemblies

Some examples of past projects include:

Gimbal Isolation: Design, simulate, re-design, DFM, and kick-off tooling for Skydio X10 gimbal vibration isolators

  • Scrappy Wind Tunnel: Exactly what it sounds like. Research what it takes to make a wind tunnel. Build a wind tunnel. Use the wind tunnel to learn about aerodynamic forces on a drone to inform design improvements.
  • Drone Battery Charger: Create prototypes for the battery charger for Skydio 2. Perform user studies, come up with a thermal solution, architect the product, and work on cosmetic surfacing.


At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions),  gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Internship contract
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    Yes, telecommuting is possible for this position
About Skydio
Skydio Autonomous Drones for business, public safety and creative endeavors.
Artificial Intelligence, Drone Management
251-1K employees

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