Middle River Aircraft Systems offers students with opportunities for first-hand experience in the development and production of company-manufactured aerostructures that are used on jetliners and business jets worldwide.
The internship experience at MRAS is robust, with ample occasions to train in “real world” settings and develop career-related skills – supplementing classroom learning. At MRAS, interns are an important part of the team and are given the opportunity to experience real work throughout their time with the company.
Middle River Aircraft Systems partners with different
colleges and universities
to provide hands-on learning experience to students in the area
Some interns spend multiple semesters at MRAS, even working during the summer. Interns who demonstrate their capabilities are routinely offered to join the company after graduation.
Students can apply for a summer internship at MRAS on the GE Careers website.
focus on interns who have joined MRAS
Joseph Young, a manufacturing engineer, has been with Middle River Aircraft Systems for 10 years – and began his career as an intern. After finding his internship in manufacturing engineering through a career fair at the Community College of Baltimore County, Young spent four years with the company while completing his degree, working year-round and even changing universities in the process.
After transferring to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, he continued his internship at MRAS, and went on to secure a full-time position post-graduation, continuing to work in manufacturing engineering.
“Manufacturing gives the ability to be down on the shop floors, physically touching parts and helping build them as well as figure out why things are or are not working as they should,” explains Young. “I’ve grown to like the supply chain process, and this is where I see myself professionally. I can’t see myself doing anything else.”
Andrew Roach is an advanced lead engineer for the thrust reversers and nacelle components produced by Middle River Aircraft Systems to equip the Airbus A320neo jetliner.
A University of Maryland, Baltimore County student for his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Roach had two internships at MRAS. During the first, he was working with project life cycle management system for engineering products, from initial design to approval and release; during his second internship, he worked with next-generation nacelle technologies, testing new materials and next-generation thrust reverser designs.
While at MRAS, Roach began working on composite materials and aerospace structural design – and decided that was the area he wanted to focus on professionally. “Being able to see the product from the initial design and taking it all the way to the final testing is a very rewarding experience,” says Roach. “I was able to experience that while working with thrust reversers, designing, building and testing a new, full-scale thrust reverser that promises improved performance and fuel burn.”