Flight Testing Internship

Palo Alto, CA
Flight Testing /
Pivotal is the leader in the emerging market of electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. We design, develop, and manufacture light eVTOL aircraft and are renowned for the BlackFly, the first light eVTOL to fly manned missions and enter the consumer market.

Efficient, compact, and simple, Pivotal vehicles are designed for a wide range of consumer, public service, and defense applications. Our distinctive tilt-aircraft architecture and scalable platform have been in development, preparing to enter the market for over 10 years. We recently announced our next-generation aircraft, the Helix, planned for general release and scalable production in January 2024.

Mobility is one of the most highly-valued areas of technology investment today. This is the right company, in the right space, the right strategy, at the right time. We invite you to join our amazing team and grow with us.


    • Design components for the flight testing operation
    • Fabricate components using in-house and outsourced manufacturing including 3D printing, machine shop and CNC routering
    • Complete and finalize bill of materials of hardware-in-loop assemblies
    • Create documentation and signage for service procedures hardware-in-loop assemblies
    • Support service of hardware-in-loop assemblies to ensure hardware meets configuration standards
    • Assist with execution of aircraft flight testing at test sites around the Bay area


    • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s engineering degree from an accredited program
    • Demonstrated project experience in your area of focus
    • Interest in eVTOL industry and personal flight
    • Ability to learn quickly and multi-task in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment
    • Strong verbal and written communication, organization, and leadership skills
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States and willing to work onsite at our HQ office in Palo Alto, CA.

Pivotal offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401k plans.

Pivotal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pivotal does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.