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Sierra Space Internship Program

Some Dreams

are Worth Chasing

Internship Experience

An internship experience at Sierra Space offers college students the opportunity to help us build a platform in space to benefit life on Earth, by working in the exciting, innovative and cutting-edge field of aerospace. 

Interns acquire hands-on learning experience while working on meaningful projects to gain significant career experience – being a part of a creative, courageous and passionate team to build lifelong connections. 

At Sierra Space, we provide the tools, training and mentorship for interns to do their very best work and discover opportunities to advance their careers, providing a pathway for personal growth.

For those who dream of changing the world – an internship with Sierra Space is the place to start. 

Conner Billile
Gabriella Tuell

"This was my second summer with Sierra Space and I am so happy to have returned! Working in the Space Destinations group, I had the opportunity to progress the development of the LIFE habitat and work with Orbital Reef. The people and the work they are doing here amazed me yet again."

Michael Keenan, Georgia Institute of Technology/Masters, Aerospace Engineering

"After my second summer interning with Sierra Space, I have once again been blown away with the work I am able to do and the freedom I am given to do it. Sierra Space gave me the freedom to work in the area of my choice this summer to try something different. This summer I worked as a stress analyst for the wings of Dream Chaser, but I still got to see the conceptual designs I started last summer get released to be put on Dream Chaser. Nothing is more rewarding then knowing the work I do brings Sierra Space closer to launch.”

Ben Gibson, California Polytechnic University/Mechanical Engineering

Chase Campbell and Sam Kurtin

"This internship taught me more than I imagined in so many different ways. I learned how to work closely and communicate on an engineering design team, how to pivot as major program level changes are made, and how to meet stringent deadlines with a successful product. Overall my experience at Sierra Space taught me how to be a successful and effective engineer in a rapidly developing industry.”

Chase Campbell, Colorado School of Mines/Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering


Sierra Space would like to invite talented students from colleges and universities across the United States to help us build the space transportation and infrastructure for the greatest era of human history: the Orbital Age.

While we will certainly evaluate academic performance, we will also be looking for prospective interns who have demonstrated their leadership abilities in clubs or on projects, volunteered in their communities, participated in interesting research, were active in extra-curricular activities and who may have contributed to science and industry in a meaningful way.

Interns will be tasked with tackling challenging projects and solving complex engineering and business problems that directly align to the intern’s field of study. 

Minimum Requirements:  


A:  Internships are offered in the spring, summer) and the fall. Annual internships are made available the proceeding fall. 

A:  Louisville, CO; Madison, WI; Durham, NC.

A: Yes, to offer the optimal experience we believe an in person internship presents hands-on experience while work alongside the best and brightest minds in our industry.

A: Yes, Sierra Space interns will be paired with a mentor for guidance, advice, feedback, and consistent coaching throughout the duration of the internship. 

A: The hiring process at Sierra Space is streamlined to offer an optimal experience for candidates. 

  • Application Submission
  • Resumes reviewed by recruitment team and the hiring manager
  • Qualified applicants shared with the hiring manager
  • Candidates selected for interview
  • Final candidate notified

A:  Yes.  Internships are paid and to receive course credit, the student needs to work with their University and specific requirements/application to do so.

A:  Yes.  Students are eligible for the internship program from sophomore year through PhD program as long as they can complete a semester of school after completing the internship and they meet the other qualification requirements.

A:  Education:  University name, degree and major(s), cumulative GPA, expected graduation date

  • All prior relevant work or internship experience
  • Relevant project or team work that showcases skills/knowledge in your field of study

A: We recommend that you start looking for internships at Sierra Space in the preceding fall semester so you have access to all available positons. This will allow you to better plan for the academic year ahead.

A: Interns are responsible for finding their own housing; however, we will provide helpful accommodation information based on the internship location and a platform to connect with other interns.  

Ready to help change the world?

Now accepting applications for 2023