General Atomics

About General Atomics

General Atomics is a visionary pioneer with a unique and powerful mission. Join us and you can work on transformative technology, developing the latest solutions for Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Electromagnetic Systems, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Airborne Sensors, Laser Technologies, or Biofuels. Here you’ll have the freedom to look further and dream bigger. You won’t wait for opportunity, you’ll create it. We’re a different kind of company, and if you like what you see below, we could be the perfect landing spot for you.

• Early career options. We offer both High School and College paid internships and entry level opportunities that will challenge and excite you with responsibility and visibility from the start. We will help ensure a seamless transition from the classroom to a new career. At General Atomics we train, support, recognize, and reward exceptional minds. So if you are inventive and eager to thrive in a hands-on environment we welcome you to join us and put your skills to work.

• We go from imagination to realization. We believe in long-term R&D and build end to end which allows for greater speed and agility. Here, you won’t get lost in a huge sea of people and bureaucracy. You can take greater control of your work and be more creative and strategic in seeing it through to the end.

• We offer a truly collaborative environment. Vertical integration with R&D, engineering, manufacturing and technical support in-house lets us all work in unison. And our diverse businesses — aerospace, defense, electromagnetic systems, nuclear fusion and other areas — all support each other’s advances.

• Great size, scope, support, recognition, & rewards. With approximately 15,000 employees, we have an outsized impact on the world, yet we still offer everyone the opportunity to stand out and make their own impact and way. A meritocracy at heart, we want you to explore and pursue your interests as you get recognized and rewarded for your talents and achievements along the way.


Engineering Intern

May 2021 - July 2021 Poway, CA
“The experience as a whole was awesome. The people I worked with were great, and the work environment was relaxing but also hardworking. They gave me the opportunity to grow and prove myself to the people I was working around. ”

Software Engineer Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 Poway, CA
“Everything… the team was great.. other interns made the work environment fun… learned a lot about the company”
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