Internship - Software Development


Research In Flight is the developer of the aerodynamic simulation tool FlightStream®. FlightStream® revolutionizes aerodynamic design and analysis, offering solutions for a variety of vehicles from subsonic to hypersonic. Its advanced unstructured surface-mesh vorticity solver significantly reduces time and complexity compared to traditional CFD solvers. Versatile and powerful, FlightStream® seamlessly integrates with CAD software and excels in aerospace, marine, and alternative energy applications, delivering high-fidelity results with minimal mesh size and user input. FlightStream® is used by numerous aerospace firms worldwide.

Research In Flight is seeking a highly-motivated 3-month software development internship position for Summer 2024. Over the course of the internship, the intern will:

— Research and assess methods for modeling free-surface effects within an incompressible panel method. — Develop a prototype panel code demonstrating free-surface modeling. — Thoroughly document all code produced and research conducted. — Work with the Research In Flight development team to develop a plan for incorporating free-surface effects into the FlightStream® commercial solver.

Applicant must be (required):
— Pursuing a Bachelors (or higher) degree in Computer Science or a closely-related field.
— Experienced working in compiled languages (C/C++ or Fortran).
— A self-starter; able to work as part of a small team with minimal supervision while still managing time, prioritizing tasks, and meeting deadlines.

Experience with the following are desired (preferred):
— Theory and implementation of panel methods/boundary element methods.
— Fluid mechanics, particularly marine hydrodynamics.

Location: Remote (within the US).
Schedule: Full-time for the duration of the initial appointment. There is a possibility for extending the internship as a part-time position once the initial appointment is completed.