Want to work for one of the most innovative companies around?
Check out the internship program for SpaceX, co-founded by inventor Elon Musk.
The company is accepting internship applications for spring 2017. Locations include: Cape Canaveral, Florida; Hawthorne, Irvine and Vandenberg, California; McGregor, Texas; Redmond, Washington; and Washington, D.C.
Internships for More Than Just STEM Majors
Yes, SpaceX is in the business of rockets and space exploration, and the company is hiring STEM majors — but it’s also looking for students with other backgrounds.
You might be interested in some of these internships:
Business Systems Analyst Internship (McGregor, Texas)
You’ll assist analysts in developing SpaceX’s proprietary business software by reviewing user requests, identifying problems and resolving technical issues.
This internship requires excellent communication and organization skills.
Supply Chain Internship (Redmond, Washington, near Seattle)
Finance, accounting, supply chain management and business administration students can consider this role.
You’ll work on order fulfillment tasks while building relationships with suppliers. Being detail oriented is a must for this role.
Before You Apply, Review These Guidelines
Applicants must be more than six months away from graduation and be able to work for 12 straight weeks starting in either January or March 2017. You may be required to work up to 50 hours per week.
Glassdoor reviews report pay rates for these fast-paced internships of about $24 to $27 per hour, and we’ve reached out to SpaceX for confirmation.
Your Turn: Will you apply to be an intern at SpaceX? Which role is a fit for your career goals?
Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder.