SPACE :: Internships

Communications Assistant Internship (Now Closed)

The SPACE is looking for a talented, resourceful and motivated intern to assist with external communications work from December 2013 - June 2014. The intern will principally assist in coordinating the implementation of SPACE external communication, focusing on the Second SPACE Conference 2014 to be held in Orlando, Florida from June 20 - 21, 2014. A basic renumeration of $500.00 per month is offered. We will also offer you free admission (no registration fee) to our Second SPACE Conference 2014 but we cannot pay for your plane tickets or hotel fees while at the conference.

Minimum Requirements:

You are currently enrolled in higher education (at minimum a Bachelor's) and have an interest and experience in external communications work, preferably in a scientific or engineering field. You should be able to start mid-December. You can be located anywhere in the world but must be available to attend ALL of our conference planning meetings which will be conducted on Skype. We typically meet once a week except for holidays but will increase this frequency as the conference approaches.

Your list of skills should include:

Job Description:

You will need to work at least 20 hours a week or contact at least 200 people every week. A full report of each week's contacts is expected with positives and negatives of responses. Conducting prior research on the companies and organizations before sending emails or calling them is recommended. We DO NOT want you to send mass un-personalized emails. We will also ask you to write press releases and conduct other work on occasion. Internship responsibilities include but are not limited to:

The intern will work closely with one person inside our current team of five people.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume or CV with a cover letter (1 - 2 pages) to with the email subject "Communications Assistant Internship" before 11:59PM (23:59) on December 10, 2013 (10 December 2013).

Asteorid Mining Virtual Internship (Now Closed)

From March 5, 2013 to April 25, 2013, we looked for students interested in internships open to anywhere in the world to work with us for two months (with possibility of extension) on a spacecraft design project to go mine near earth asteroids to return resources to Earth or near-Earth space for a profit. Read on an overview of mining near earth asteroids. For a more detailed presentation, read on Economics of Asteroid Mining (Presentation)

We are currently going through the applications and choosing one student each from these backgrounds:

We emphasize that prior knowledge of spacecraft design or engineering is not required! What we do want to see is ability to work hard, good communication skills in English, and a love of space exploration.

If you applied, we should have contacted you by now for an interview time on Skype. We will conclude our interviews on June 16, 2013 and start the project on June 24, 2013 with a introductory Skype meeting among all of us involved.