Graduate Mechanical Engineer Intern (Summer 2024)

Our Company

According to John Owen, co-founder of JetBlue and investor at De-Ice, “the best way to save money for an airline is to run a reliable, on-time schedule, and current-state de-icing makes this impossible.”

De-Ice is an MIT spin-out that’s developed an electric de-icing solution that will solve this problem. This eliminates the need for the aircraft to hold on the ground for 30-45 minutes or more while workers in bucket trucks spray heated, toxic fluids on the aircraft.

If you’re passionate about aviation, engineering, and solving difficult problems, join our team to take a big step towards making flying sustainable for everyone.

The Position – Graduate Mechanical Engineer Intern (Summer 2024)

The Graduate Mechanical Engineer Intern will work on integrating De-Ice’s novel system onto aircraft for the Summer of 2024. They will work with an interdisciplinary team of talented engineers and world-class mentors.

The ideal candidate will have a strong engineering background, and experience designing, prototyping, and testing novel and complex systems. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and development of novel technology and engineering solutions
  • Design, build, and test lab-scale, pilot-scale, and real-scale prototypes
  • Creation of detailed engineering product designs, including state-of-the-art airborne systems
  • Support production scaling, including evaluation of manufacturers’ prototypes, selection of components, and ownership of manufacturing documentation such as assembly drawings, 3D models, etc.

Current projects in the mechanical and aerospace engineering team include detailed designs for aircraft integration, thermal and mechanical analysis of electronics packaging, experiment design for aircraft-level testing, development of field repair techniques, recognizing and implementing manufacturability improvements, aircraft-level modeling and simulation, among others.


  • Recent graduate from a PhD or Master’s program, or enrolled in such a program
  • Hands-on experience with design, fabrication, and testing of hardware required
  • Proficiency with Solidworks, CATIA, or other CAD software required
  • Experience with mechanical design and thermal modeling required
  • Machine shop and rapid prototyping experience preferred
  • Experience with or interest to learn fundamental electrical engineering topics preferred
  • Energetic, driven, creative, and able to respond to unforeseen challenges and conditions

Majors Considered

  • Preferred: Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering

Our Culture

De-Ice is a flat organization run by engineers and physicists where creative thinking is just as important as analytical prowess. We believe in empowering engineers and value efficient problem solving and servant-leadership. We are looking for people who share our passion for solving hard problems and collaborative invention.

De-Ice is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on ground of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation. De-Ice offers competitive compensation, including salary, stock options, and benefits.

Interested candidates should email with a resume enclosed and the position in the subject line.