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Summer 2023 Intern Engineering - Mechanical (Bachelor's)

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Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: Beltsville, MD, US, 20805

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.



ANSYS empowers the world's most innovative companies to design and deliver transformational products by offering the best and broadest engineering simulation software to solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Thus, through our enriching intern program, we help develop the next-generation of engineers and technologists. Each semester builds upon the foundational learning that prepares you for more advanced problem solutions. This is a 40-hour per week paid position starting May 2023 and concluding August 2023.


Ansys is looking for a mechanical, materials, electrical, or chemical engineering intern to help support Reliability Engineering Services (RES) in the Beltsville office and test/lab facility.

  • Multiple backgrounds and skillsets are desired to assist consulting engineers in failure analysis and testing, with a focus on materials characterization.
  • The intern will analyze the microstructure of additive printed metals utilizing tools such as diamond band saws, semi-automated polishing equipment, vibratory polisher, ion polisher, and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) using scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
  • Recipes for proper polishing will be researched and trialed to realize robust and repeatable identification of crystal structure and orientation, as well allow for porosity analysis. This data is critical for proper modeling of the additive process and materials by Ansys simulation engineers.
  • The position also involves setup and characterization of plastics for tensile creep/relaxation properties.




  • Candidate must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical, Materials, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program.
  • An affinity for a hands-on approach to engineering, interacting with a variety of engineering disciplines
  • Good attention to detail, with a curiosity in the physical phenomena driving various processes are essential
  • Sharp problem-solving skills.
  • Team player, responsible, and motivated.



  • Experience with mechanical and analytical lab equipment, including EBSD


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.