Electric Boat

2018 Naval Architecture Summer Internship

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General Dynamics is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Description

Electric Boat offers an excellent learning environment and real life experience for college students. We have over 2500 engineers currently involved in a significant amount of submarine design work. Most prominently the design of the Ohio Replacement (considered the top priority in the Navy), and Virginia Class construction support and design of upgrades such as the Virginia Payload Module and associated payloads. The Engineering interns are provided with tasks that are both technically challenging and educationally stimulating. With the guidance of Electric Boat's senior staff the interns will support the calculations, document development, shipyard problem resolution and other various technical activities. An introduction is provided to understand these complex products which lead to the potential inclusion for those who have a passion for this type of problem solving in the staff of the future.


Our Engineers take pride in the support they provide to protect our nation and our world in the design, engineering, build and delivery of world-class submarines.  Imagine working side by side with some of the top talent in our industry while applying classroom learning in the workplace. 


Engineering Interns will assist engineers in developing and checking calculations, reviewing and preparing technical documents, resolving shipboard problems with components, systems and structures and other engineering activities across the Engineering and Program organizations.  As an intern you will typically work as part of a team in a specific engineering discipline while being mentored by one or more full-time engineers. Applicants should be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing.


  • The Electric Boat Naval Architecture Department (D496) is responsible for determining the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic characteristics of submarines and providing waterfront hydrostatics support. Engineers in the Naval Architecture Department are responsible for concept design, hydrodynamic and hydrostatic analyses, and waterfront shipyard support activities. Concept design activities include design requirement trade-off assessments, early design optimization and development of initial hydrostatic estimates. The department provides leadership in the concept development of new and innovative submarine platforms and leadership on the design/build teams that work through design and construction issues for new designs and modifications to current platforms. Hydrodynamic analyses include hydrodynamic loading of flow-exposed structure, maneuvering analysis, hull and control surface shaping, and whole-boat resistance. Hydrostatic calculations include determination of tank volumes, ship displacement, trim, draft, surfaced and submerged ship stability, and evaluation of damage conditions. Waterfront activities include support of blocking, docking, submarine launching, and barge transportation of major hull sections. Applicants should be pursuing a degree in Naval Architecture or Ocean Engineering.

Education/ Experience


  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • At minimum students must have completed their Freshman year prior to the start of the internship
  • Students must be going into their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of College as of May 2018
  • Must be available to work 40 hours per week for a minimum eight (8) consecutive weeks between May 2018 to September 2018.
  • Must be enrolled in a Naval Architecture or Ocean Engineering program or related technical degree field.


This is not considered a co-op position. Electric Boat co-op’s are for a longer duration of time and can be found on our job openings web page.



· Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our engineering efforts.

· Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind GDEB culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.

· Applicants should be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing.


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