SpaceX Jobs Internship / CO OP Spring 2019 FL

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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.

SpaceX is currently seeking talented individuals for our Internship/Co-Op Program across sixSpaceX locations. Here at SpaceX, you will obtain invaluable, hands-on technical experience that you can’t learn in a classroom. Our team will help you to roll up your sleeves and apply text book theory and lab experience to creating solutions for real aerospace challenges. The most successful candidates for SpaceX’s Internship/Co-Op Program have a history of significant contributions to hands-on, extracurricular projects in addition to a strong academic record.



  • Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Hawthorne, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • McGregor, TX
  • Redmond, WA
  • Vandenberg, CA
  • Washington, D.C.


  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university or college
  • Business Operations or Software applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college or within 6 month post-graduation


  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Hands-on experience through lab research, project teams, prior internship or work experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment, accomplishing tasks with limited resources at a rapid pace
  • Intermediate skill level using Windows Operations Systems
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


  • Must be able to work full time for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks beginning in August/September 2018
  • Must pass background check with satisfactory results to SpaceX
  • Candidates applying to opportunities at McGregor, Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg locations must be able to provide own transportation


  • 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 about ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.



Cape Canaveral’s location on the southeast coast of the US provides access to a wide range of low and medium inclination orbits frequently used by communications and Earth-observing satellites and by supply missions to the International Space Station. SpaceX operates both Space Launch Complex 40, as well as the historic Launch Complex 39A, which was originally built for the Apollo program. Through the innovation and collaborative effort of the entire Cape Canaveral team, the site supports the launches of both our Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles. LC-39A will soon be SpaceX’s primary launch complex for delivering the next generation of astronauts to and from the International Space Station for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

DRAGON GROUND OPERATIONS: The Crew Dragon Operations team develops novel solutions in human spaceflight operations and reusability. Interns within this group will assist with pre-flight vehicle processing, recovery, and refurbishment of the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

FLEET MANAGEMENT: Fleet Operations manages SpaceX’s growing launch vehicle and flight hardware inventory at the launch site. This department executes major transports of flight articles, supports and maintains ground support equipment, and enables critical storage and processing capabilities for launch integration, recovery, and refurbishment.

LAUNCH PAD INSTRUMENTATION: The day to day focus of the Launch Pad Instrumentation team is the design, build, test and use of instrumentation and control systems in Cape Canaveral. Interns within this group will work directly on the ground support equipment systems used to launch and land rockets at LC-39A, LC-40 and LZ-1.

LAUNCH REFURBISHMENT: The Launch Refurbishment team develops and executes procedures for the checkout and integration of flight hardware, customer spacecraft and group support equipment. These efforts include working on flight proven Falcon 9 boosters, as well as closely collaborating with other departments to identify solutions to a variety of technical systems.

LAUNCH SITE SYSTEMS: The Launch Site Systems team is responsible for the design of all fluid systems at the launch sites.  Employing fluid mechanics and other mechanical skills, our engineers develop the systems that condition, load, and light the rocket on the launch pad.  Design and analysis in incompressible and compressible fluids is performed to build systems that ensure a rapid, reliable, and automated launch day.

RECOVERY OPERATIONS: Recovery operations involve designing and executing missions to land Falcon 9 both by land and by sea, recover critical hardware such as fairings and cargo dragons, as well as soon recover astronauts offshore. Recovery is responsible for engineering unique solutions both onshore and offshore to recover and process reusable vehicles faster and more efficiently.

VEHICLE & PAYLOAD INTEGRATION: The Vehicle and Payload Integration departments perform final rocket assembly and run checkouts on flight hardware at the launch sites. Integration engineers are the last set of hands and eyes on the rocket before launch operations begin. Interns in these departments will gain hands-on experience with system functional checkouts, integration and troubleshooting related to the Falcon 9 rocket, Dragon spacecraft and fairing.

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