Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Spring SpaceX Government Affairs Internship/Co-Op

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

Government Affairs – Based in Washington, D.C., the SpaceX government affairs team is responsible for all regulatory, congressional, executive branch, and state advocacy efforts. An intern on this team would be expected to prepare policy research documents, create presentation materials, attend and report back on local space policy events, and assist SpaceX staff in day-to-day functions.
Experience on Capitol Hill or with a government agency is highly desired. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and a working knowledge of the federal legislative process.
Majors represented are mainly: Political Science, Science & Technology Policy, Law, English

Basic Qualifications:
  • Must currently be enrolled at a four-year university or college or completed a degree no more than 6 months ago

Preferred Qualifications:
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Hands on experience on a project team or through a prior internship

Additional Requirements:
  • Must be available to work full time at our Washington DC facility beginning Jan/March 2016.
ITAR Requirements:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Learn more and apply here.