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Mechanical Engineering Internship - Summer 2024


SOFWERX is a venue operated under an agreement between the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and DefenseWERX, designed to increase collaboration and innovation in order to solve the most difficult warfighter problems. SOFWERX is a forum for accelerating delivery of innovative capability, and facilitating capability refinement through exploration, experimentation, and assessment of promising technology. SOFWERX is in the heart of Ybor City, at a neutral, easily accessible facility. 



Assist the SOFWERX team in mechanical design of various projects, working closely with a small team on multidisciplinary engineering problems. 




Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at a local accredited University 

Junior or Senior level, with a current GPA of 3.0 or above 

Must be comfortable operating general shop tools 

Must have experience 3D printing and 3D modeling with Solidworks 

Strong technical and organizational skills 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Must have the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, rapidly changing environment 

Must participate in weekly market research and submit minimum required entries for new capabilities, technologies, companies, organizations, etc. that could contribute to the innovative ideas needed to create solutions for the warfighter. 


Time Commitment 

Hours of operation are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday 

This position requires a minimum of 15 hours and a maximum of 20 hours per week during the Fall/Spring semesters and up to 29 hours per week during the Summer semester 

This internship is in-person with limited remote work opportunities   


Receive direct supervision from the Foundry Manager 

Engage in employee events, such as team building 

Build resume and explore career options 

Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace 

Upon completion of the internship, a letter of recommendation can be provided upon request 

Opportunity for follow-on internship based on performance 


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