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SpaceX Internship Program


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About SpaceX Internship Program

SpaceX was founded in 2002 by business magnate Elon Musk, who is also the company’s CEO and Chief Engineer. Early on, SpaceX was headquartered in a warehouse in El Segundo, California, with many employees joining from TRW Inc. and Boeing. The company is notable for developing its Falcon 9 vehicle, which conducted the first ever re-launch of a recovered payload-carrying orbital rocket in 2017. Musk has explained that SpaceX aims to decrease the cost of traveling to outer space while making space travel more reliable. The company’s current corporate headquarters is located in Hawthorne, California.

SpaceX offers students the opportunity to participate in its year-round internship program. Interns will be tasked with taking on direct roles in major projects, including the design, development, testing, and manufacture of spaceflight technology, as well as participating in the company’s day-to-day business operations. Those who are interested must be enrolled at an accredited four-year university and are required to maintain a strong academic record.

The company also offers an associate engineer program, which is available to graduate students who have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university. Associate engineers work with SpaceX professionals on key development projects. SpaceX provides interns and associate engineers with housing and relocation assistance and opportunities to attend special events, where they can learn valuable career lessons and expand their professional network.


Must be currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university or college or within 6 month post-graduation
Currently enrolled in a graduate program

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.

Those applying to our internship opportunities in Cape Canaveral, FL, Vandenberg, CA or McGregor, TX must be able to provide own transportation to and from work each day.

SpaceX Internship Program

Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: 3 to 6 months
Hours: Full-time
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students, Business School Students, Law School Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.50-3.99


Cape Canaveral, FL
Hawthorne, CA
McGregor, TX
Seattle, WA
Vandenbrg AFB, CA
Washington, DC