Types of companies/institutes
The students intern at all sorts of companies, which fall into one of the following categories: aerospace industry, technical/engineering industry, universities, research institutes, government agencies, financial industry, consultancy.
Examples of more specific fields are: air traffic control, airline, airport, automotive industry, defence, logistics, material science, naval industry, space exploration, space engineering, sustainability, UAV, wind energy.
Through the years students executed internships all over the world. Find the testimonials from employees who've had experience with an intern from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
- Tom Burbage - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (USA)
"We have had a superb experience with the students who have come through the program. Every class has had a unique personality and all have been a true pleasure to have on de F-35 team. The students come to us very knowledgeable of the F-35 product areas they will be working on as well and are well educated about the military aerospace industry in general. More importantly, the students are tremendous ambassadors for the Netherlands and for Delft University of Technology. They are highly motivated, do an excellent job and are very well regarded by all of their work teams. One of my favorite comments I have heard is one of the supervisors described his intern as "scary smart" which means he is very impressed with the level of knowledge the students possess."
- Tom Burbage, Former Executive Vice President & General Manager Lockheed Martin, F-35 Program Integration, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
On October 11th, 2018, the faculty received the Lockheed Martin Excellence Award as first international university. It was awarded at a ceremony to celebrate the 100th intern from Delft University of Technology that had participated in the internship program with Lockheed Martin.
- Professor Dr. Frank Tinnap - Universidad de Concepción (Chile)
"At Universidad de Concepción we are receiving internship students since several years. The students always find exciting and challenging internship opportunities in our laboratories. They are mainly focused on the design, fabrication and operation of small unmanned aerial systems (aircraft and multicopters), including aerodynamic design, flight dynamic, simulation and control, composite structures and flight testing. All Delft students love our campus, which is placed inside a pleasant park and holds all schools and departments together in one location. The students find people in Chile to be very hospitable and interested to know students from Europe. Basic prior knowledge of the Spanish language is very helpful when establishing social contacts in the bars and restaurants around the campus. Our experience with interns from Delft has been very pleasant and prolific. We find them to be well prepared to encounter a challenging problem and able to integrate perfectly in existing workgroups."
- Professor Dr. Frank Tinnap, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
- Leon Poon - Qantas Airways Limited (Australia)
“The Qantas Group is very proud to acknowledge the successful relationship that has developed over the years with Delft University of Technology. Delft students have proven themselves to be extremely analytical, highly intelligent, professional and effective problem solvers. They have, and continue to demonstrate, the value they add to the Qantas Group business whilst also gaining invaluable industry experience from one of the world’s most experienced and reputable airlines. Delft students have conducted internships in various departments within Qantas Airlines including Flight Operations, Fuel Efficiency, Integrated Operations Centre, and Fleet Development in Engineering. More recently, internship positions have been provided to Delft students in our Revenue Management Best Practice team with future opportunities arising in our regional QantasLink operations and Express Freighters Australia division. The relationship between the Qantas Group and Delft University of Technology continues to grow and we look forward to receiving more talented students and the strengths they bring to our business for many more years to come.”
- Leon Poon, Principal Analyst Aircraft Development, Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney, Australia
- Airbus Global University Partner
Since 2016, the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering is participating in the Airbus Global University Partner Programme (AGUPP). AGUPP aims to bring industry and education closer together in a strategic global network. The program helps to excite and prepare students to work in the aerospace industry. Airbus will hire interns from the universities, but also give guest lectures and organise excursions together with the universities.