How To Apply For An Internship At SpaceX?

Internship At SpaceX

Fancy yourself a space pioneer? If the answer is yes, you might be interested to know that Elon Musk’s SpaceX is currently looking for summer interns and we have the info you need to get your application started.

The space exploration company hires interns on a year-round program and are open to people on both technical and non-technical college degrees.

First, Make Sure You Are Eligible To Work At SpaceX

Are you a U.S. Citizen?


You must be a U.S. citizen to do an internship at SpaceX. This may seem unfair, but it is not a choice made by SpaceX. The United States doesn’t non-U.S. Citizens to work in the space industry because it is a very strategic sector in the international politics of the country. Also, you must be a permanent resident of the U.S.

What qualifications are required to do an internship at SpaceX?


SpaceX distinguishes 2 types of trainees:

  1. Interns have to be currently enrolled at an accredited 4-year college or university. Software applicants or business operations have to be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college or within 6 months post-graduation.
  2. Associate engineers must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year university within the past 6 months by the start of employment or currently enrolled in a graduate program

There are no schools that SpaceX exclusively recruits from, and you must be available for a minimum of 12 weeks. But you have to know that SpaceX expects much more from its future interns and associate engineers!

SpaceX has a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, skills using Windows Operations Systems and Microsoft Office, significant contributions to hands-on extracurricular projects in addition to a strong academic record:
  • for technical roles an experience in engineering project teams, lab research, or a prior relevant internship/work experience
  • for business operations roles a prior relevant work experience or internship

Where The SpaceX Internships Are Located In The U.S.A.?


SpaceX internships take place in different locations in the United States, depending on your area of expertise :
  • Headquarters are located in Hawthorne, California
  • Government affairs are located in Washington, DC
  • Satellite development is located in Seattle, Washington State
  • Rocket development facility is located in McGregor, Texas
  • Launch sites are located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and in Vandenberg, California

How To Apply For An Internship At SpaceX?


To view the internship opportunities currently available at SpaceX, click here. There is currently no internship offers available? Don’t panic and every week refresh this page and an internship opportunity might be available. SpaceX does not have a process for unsolicited applications.

What’s Next?


Once you applied for an internship at SpaceX, you have to be patient. SpaceX receives a huge volume of applications for each opportunity available. It can happen a 6 months period before you receive an answer! SpaceX will only contact you if you are selected to interview for a position.

You are selected to interview at SpaceX? Congratulations, but stay focused. Before getting your internship, you will undergo technical phone screens, maybe a complete programming test, quiz, projects…

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