UAS Operations Intern

Minneapolis, MN


Sentera is seeking 2021 summer intern candidates with knowledge, experience, and interest in the fields of farming, agronomy, precision agriculture, unmanned aircraft systems, GIS, and remote sensing.   Ideal candidates will look to apply these skills toward collecting and analyzing images of farm fields captured by drones.


  • Flight test and collect aerial imagery using small unmanned aircraft
  • Create and follow test plans and project schedules
  • Communicate and coordinate with customers
  • Travel to farm locations for flight operations (mostly day trips)
  • Process flight test and imaging sensor data
  • Write status reports and blog posts


Pursuing a college degree in a field related

Required Skills

  • Strong computer and technical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Customer service oriented
  • Analytical and detail-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Self-starter
  • Takes projects through to completion
  • Ability to obtain Part 107 remote pilot certificate prior to first week of employment
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Skills

  • Existing Part 107 remote pilot certificate
  • Drone flying experience
  • Agronomy or crop scouting experience
  • Other agricultural experience


Travel: Yes, not to exceed 50% overnight travel

Worksite location: Report to main office in Richfield, MN or work remote in project regions/states

FLSA and Job Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time Seasonal/Temporary

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States. This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.

JOB CODE: Flight Services Internships