Joby Aviation

Flight Test Engineer Intern

Job Locations US-CA-Marina
Flight Test


Joby Aviation is seeking passionate and driven interns to join our flight test team. This role requires a willingness to learn and develop a range of knowledge and skills that includes developing flight test plans and reports for experimental CTOL/VTOL fly-by-wire aircraft, executing testing in a ground control station environment, test data analysis, flight test simulator development, and all other tasks related to development and certification flight test activities. A can-do attitude is a must for this fast-paced environment in which every team member relies on each other to perform to their highest potential. The position is based at Joby’s Marina facility, with travel to Edwards Airforce Base.


  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices 
  • Other duties as assigned or required 
  • Support the flight test team in a range of technical and administrative roles, including flight test planning, flight readiness reviews, flight briefs/debriefs and post-flight analysis 
  • Participate in experimental flight testing as a crew member in the ground control station, or in test support functions 
  • Perform simulator evaluations, development, and experimentation with and without pilot-in the-loop 
  • Help develop manuals and supporting documentation necessary to operate flight test vehicles 
  • Complete required documentation in accordance with established company and FAA  procedures 
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the company


  • Undergraduate class standing of 3rd year or higher (or graduate student)
  • Has completed or is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) 
  • Excellent computer skills – proficiency with day-to-day applications used for email, word  processing, etc., as well as data analysis experience using MATLAB, Python, or similar Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues across a wide range of technical disciplines 
  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team, work extended hours, and travel as required 
  • Read and speak English proficiently
  • At least 50% travel required


  • Previous experimental flight test experience, preferably eVTOL or UAS-related • Hands-on experience in motor sports and/or electric vehicles (AIAA Design, Build, Fly; Formula  SAE, etc.) 


The pay range for undergraduate interns, which includes freshman to senior level students, is $20-32/hr. The pay range for graduate interns with a Bachelor, Master, and/or Ph.D. degree is $5,400-$7,500/month. 

Relocation Assistance: This position does not offer relocation assistance. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.


Joby Aviation is an equal opportunity employer. 


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