Find the job that inspires you.

Students & Graduates

Our internships, Co-Ops, and early-career opportunities will align your passion for making a difference with a career full of purpose in a hands-on environment. Apply today and take a step toward a trusted, innovative, and bold profession dedicated to defending national security and improving the future. 

Our internship 
program

​​​​​Bring your classroom knowledge to the real world as you work on next generation-technology and processes from day one. Explore our Learn. Engage. Apply. Progress. (LEAP) internship and Co-Op programs today.

Learn more about our internships

Leadership Development Program (LDP)

Our LDP is designed for early-career professionals looking to accelerate  their career through business exposure and mentorship. Apply today and start your journey to the C-suite.

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Learn more about the LDP

Discover early career opportunities

Break into aerospace and defense at BAE Systems. With access to on-site training, mentorship, and tuition reimbursement, you will be provided with the support you need to grow and thrive along the way.
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More than work

We recognize there is life outside the office, the field, or in the lab. Here, you will enjoy perks that support your growth, development, and well-being like:  
- One-on-one mentoring and enterprise-wide networking opportunities
- Flexible work settings including remote and hybrid options
- Tuition reimbursement
- Access to the Multicultural Network (MCN) 
- Acc
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- Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and other tools for physical, emotional, and financial support
- Employee discount portal to cash-in on electronics, entertainment, events, insurance, and travel

LEAP into an internship or Co-Op with purpose

As we create next-generation technology and processes, we need you to guide the way. As an intern, you will work in a hands-on setting alongside industry experts in functions like engineering, cybersecurity, manufacturing, business development and everything in between to help us solve some of the world's greatest challenges. It's all part of our Learn, Engage, Apply, and Progress (LEAP) program designed to give you real-world experience. Hear from some of our current and former interns and learn about their meaningful business impacts below. 

What is a virtual internship like?

The workplace is evolving and we understand a remote opportunity might be what you're looking for. Hear from Morgan, a Project Management Intern, on how she was able to learn, grow, and network with BAE Systems out of the comfort of her home.
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Proud Early Talent Award Winners

While we remain committed to making improvements, we're proud to be named back-to-back winners of Handshake's Early Talent Award in recognition of our internship and Co-Op experience.

Leadership Development Program (LDP)

Our Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) are designed for high-potential early-career professionals determined to become the leaders of tomorrow. Applications for the LDP open in August and typically run through September, with programs beginning the following June. We have opportunities in the following functions:
Engineering
Finance

Operations

Human Resources

Contracts
Information Management
Quality Assurance

Launch a career protecting what really matters

Protecting lives and improving the future is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do. We're counting on your fresh ideas and new perspectives to help us make the world a better place. We will give you the tools to be successful. Below are some of the things you will experience in the leadership development program.
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Gain diverse work experience
LDPs typically consist of three, one-year full-time rotations across different locations nationwide. Rotations are designed to provide a varied set of experiences and connections within your discipline. 
Expand your knowledge
LDP participants are encouraged to  complete a graduate degree during their time in the program. We will provide tuition assistance, on the condition the degree is applicable to the business. 
Grow professionally
With customized mentorship and networking opportunities, chances to travel, attend conferences, receive technical training and more, the LDP provides a true foundation for a successful career.

What are the expectations of the LDP?

Stepping out of college, you’re juggling a lot of new things – new job, new people, a new chapter of life. Don't worry, you're not expected to know all the answers just yet. Hear from three leadership development program participants who explain their experience first-hand. ​​​​​​​
Find a community at the Leadership Development Conference (LDC)
Held annually, the Leadership Development Conference (LDC) is a week-long event focused on team building, networking, and professional growth for all members of the LDP. The 2022 LDC theme was "Better Together," as it was the first in-person conference since 2019. LDP participants and mentors gathered to discuss leadership best practices and have some fun along the way. Click through the gallery below to experience some of the main events.

Stay up to date with the Leadership Development Program

Want to be alerted when LDP opportunities come up? Get in the know by joining our LDP community today. 
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The Opportunity
From on-the-job training and leadership programs, to collaborating with leading experts and seasoned colleagues—we provide plenty of opportunities for career growth, and professional development.