Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Intern - Spring 2025

Stoke Space

Stoke Space

Kent, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

A thriving economy in space is needed to make life on Earth more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable. Space technology will enable global access to information, solutions to climate change, answers to global food security, products that transform healthcare, clean energy production, and more. Today, rocket launch options are slow, expensive, and unreliable. Stoke is building the world’s most efficient fully and rapidly reusable rocket designed to fly daily that will radically increase access to space and open up the space economy to safeguard our precious home, Earth.


We know that at the heart of every great challenge is an extraordinary team. Stoke is building a world-class team and we are excited to begin offering internship opportunities for the Spring of 2025. As an intern, you will work on real, open-ended problems that directly contribute to the success of the company. You will work closely with your mentor and other employees who will help you apply your knowledge and grow your skills through high-impact projects. You must be ready to stay focused, move fast, self-direct, and learn on the fly.

Internships are available across the company within engineering teams such as mechanical, test, avionics, software, and manufacturing.

Please note: this role requires you to work onsite either at our Kent or Moses Lake location.


  • Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or a similar STEM field
  • Exceptional command of engineering fundamentals
  • Hands-on engineering experience through internships, personal projects, work, or teams
  • Ability to manage a complex technical project and take it through execution
  • Ability to learn and apply state of the art techniques to technical projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Able to work full-time, onsite for a minimum of 10-12 consecutive weeks

Preferred qualifications for various teams:


Project-level experience with Python, C, or Rust


Project-level experience with mechanical, thermodynamic, or fluid design and analysis. CAD proficiency and working as part of a team a plus


Hands on experience with building or working in a machine shop


Designing, testing, and integrating PCBs

Test Operations:

Any hands on experience with building or performing hazardous ops (pressure testing, cryogenic handling, etc.)


  • Mentorship from industry-leading engineers
  • Direct ownership of real rocket products


  • Freshman/Sophomore Monthly Stipend: $5,000
  • Junior/Senior Monthly Stipend: $6,500

Deadline to Apply: August 31, 2024

Equal Opportunity

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including with respect to disability and veteran status. It is committed to compliance with all equal opportunity laws, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and Title VII. It does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, citizenship, immigration status, or any other protected class when it comes to employment practices, including hiring.

Employment at the Company is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference and background checks, and on your ability to prove your identity and authorization to work in the U.S. for the Company. Employees must comply with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services employment verification requirements, and, therefore, they must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 at the start of employment and re-verify authorization to work periodically.

Separate from this I-9 process, this position entails access to certain technology and technical data that is restricted under U.S. export control laws and regulations. Employment or continued employment may be conditioned on your legal authorization to work with or have access to export control materials as necessary to perform your job.