Aerojet Rocketdyne Intern - Contracts in Canoga Park, California


Aerojet Rocketdyne's Contracts department assists with strategic assessment of business pursuits, proposal preparation and review, conducts contract negotiation, contract administration and customer contact activities to ensure proper contract awards and fulfillment.

The Contracts Intern will support the Space Large Engine Development and Production Contracts team located at Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area). The contracts will be focused on both the US Government and commercial markets. The Contracts department operates in a fast paced, dynamic environment in which new innovative, leading edge approaches to problem solving are highly encouraged. This position requires an understanding and application of principles, concepts, and practices pertaining to the various fields of business. The ideal candidate should have strong academic credentials and experience working in a team environment, having not only academic, but also interpersonal skills to help optimize the output of our teams. Additionally, the candidate should possess an inquisitive nature and a strong desire to learn real world applications to complement their academic experience.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

40% - Supporting Contract Managers in development and preparation of proposals, review of contracts, gate review documents and other general contracts administration activities.

20% - Learning and using Aerojet Rocketdyne’s various IT shared drives and databases to enter and retrieve critical proposal and contract information and provide critical data management support.

10% - Conducting research on unique topics (i.e. property, billing, and intellectual property).

10% - Cataloguing documents for storage and archiving purposes.

10% - Working with Contract Managers to review contract terms and conditions (analysis).

10% - Coordinating with finance, legal, program management and engineering as required to perform contract closeout activities.


Candidate must be pursuing either a BS/BA or MA/MS degree in one of the following disciplines: Business Administration, Business Management, International Business, Contract Administration, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Finance, Business Law, or Accounting.

Requires U.S. Citizenship. As a Government Contractor, this position requires the employee to have access to premises which are, OR requires the employee to perform duties that are, subject to national security requirements of the United States under government contracts that impose US Citizenship requirements for such positions.Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information. Having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 or above

  • Demonstrated ability to work on teams

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrates strong business acumen

  • Demonstrated ability in developing solutions to complex issues using an organized systematic approach

  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on schedule following established procedures

  • Ability to foster and maintain solid relationships internally and externally

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to perform work under general direction

  • Attention to detail

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

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Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department at

Job ID 15032

Zip 91304

Category Intern - Other