Student placement

Development of reusable rockets models

Starting date

2 January 2020

Duration of contract

3 - 4 months


According to the German 5 TVöD

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

We are looking for a Master student to conduct the following work within the scope of an internship:

Develop and test a full 6-DOF model of a generic reusable rocket for rapid-prototyping of guidance and control algorithms. The tasks include

  • Implementation and test of full parametric equations of motion in Matlab/Simulink
  • Computation of aerodynamic coefficients by means of CFD tools
  • Modeling of rocket in 3D modeling tools (e.g., Blender)
  • Animation model in Blender

Strong programming skills in Matlab/Simulink are required. Knowledge of OpenFoam or Blender is an asset. The job position is located in Bremen, Germany at DLR’s Institute of Space Systems.

Your qualifications:

  • Master student enrolled in a university course looking for an internship in aerospace engineering
  • advanced knowledge of Matlab/Simulink and mathematical programming is required.
  • fluent in written and spoken English
  • knowledge of OpenFoam is an asset
  • knowledge of 3D Modeling tools (e.g., Blender) is a plus

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Technical contact

Marco Sagliano
Institute of Space Systems

Phone: +49 421 24420-1161

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