Internships are open to both technical and non-technical candidates currently enrolled at a four-year
accredited university. For business operations and software roles, internship candidates may also be
enrolled in a graduate program by the start of employment. Engineering and software interns play
significant roles in the design, development,
testing and manufacturing of spaceflight hardware. Similarly, business operations interns are critical
to achieving SpaceX’s core business goals.
Graduate engineer positions are open to engineering graduates who have completed a bachelor’s degree
physics or math discipline and are enrolled in a graduate program by the start of employment.
As a graduate engineer, you will be responsible for both autonomously and collaboratively working on
actual space hardware development projects.
In both internship and graduate engineer positions, you will obtain invaluable hands-on experience
that you can’t learn in a classroom. The most successful candidates for SpaceX’s Intern Program have a
history of significant contributions to hands-on extracurricular projects in addition to a strong
academic record. This is not an ordinary “internship” – you will be given as much responsibility as
our full-time engineers and will be an integral part of the team.