Space industry internships/placements for POLIR & Economics students

Are you interested in a career in the space industry? Would you like to learn how your knowledge of policy and/or economics could support space development? Then we have the perfect internship / placement opportunity for you!

The Space Placements in INdustry (SPIN) scheme provides placement opportunities for those considering employment in the space sector and connects space sector organisations who want to find the most talented and enthusiastic people to ensure the future success of their businesses. The scheme is managed by the UK Space Agency and supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult.

The scheme has been running since 2013 and continues to grow in popularity.  We always encourage enquiries from potential host organisations who have a short-term project (typically of eight weeks duration), and who would like to offer students the opportunity to gain new skills and an insight into their business.

We welcome applications from registered students from any disciplines who are enthusiastic to work in the space sector and are keen to develop new skills, applying and building on the knowledge they’ve acquired in their studies to date.

Please make sure you have checked our FAQs before applying, especially the eligibility criteria.

Opportunities – apply by 31st March:

For POLIR students or postgraduates:

UK Government Strategies

Commonwealth for Space

Space Economics Insight

For Economics students or postgraduates:

Space Industry Analyst


For all available opportunities and to learn more about SPIN, click here

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