Thanks for your interest in Masten’s Internship Program for Spring 2020!

Important Dates

  • Resumes and applications due by October 25th, 2019

  • Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews by November 1st, 2019

  • Flexible start and end dates - usually January-March


Who are we?

Masten Space Systems is an aerospace company based in Mojave, CA.  We specialize in reusable vehicles that lower the cost to space.  Check out the rest of our website ( and YouTube channel for more information.


Who can apply?

Undergraduates, graduates, and post graduates.


If I’ve applied to an internship before, does that count?

No, you will need to resubmit your application.


What will I be doing?

This can vary, but in general your primary job will be working with the vehicles, servicing and doing ground crew for testing operations. After this, most likely you will be presented with an array of projects that you can choose to work on based upon your particular interest. Occasionally, needs at the time will dictate a high-priority project for you to work on as well. These projects will rely on your engineering understanding along with hands-on experience, best judgment, and hard work.


What attributes/skills/experience level do I need?


  • Hardworking

  • Able to work in small groups or solo with little supervision

  • Team-oriented

  • Self-starter

  • Not afraid to ask questions

  • Able to perform in high-stress environments/situations

Skills and Experience (this list is set out as examples; it is neither exhaustive nor is a candidate required to have all items on it)

  • Hands-on fabrication

  • Machine shop competence

  • Coding - Python, MATLAB, C, or C++

  • Electrical and electronic systems

  • Testing, test site setup and operation

  • Data analysis

  • Problem solving/ability to form conclusions from data and observations

  • Amateur rocketry


Do I have to be an Aerospace Engineer?

Not at all. We have had many different types of engineers, and occasionally outstanding non-engineers, be selected.


What do I need to apply?

  • Filename format: Lastname_Firstname.pdf

  • Pages should be, in order in a single PDF file:

    • 1 page cover letter

    • 1-2 page resume

    • 1-5 page portfolio


Do I need a portfolio?

Short answer - yes. You can apply without one, but applicants with a portfolio stand out in comparison to those that don’t have one.


Ok, what needs to be in my portfolio?

Your portfolio should contain:

  • Projects that you are proud of, whether school or personal

  • Pictures of said projects

  • A short description of the project, why you are proud of it, etc.

  • For group projects, include a section about YOUR contribution to the project, responsibilities, etc.

  • Portfolio should highlight your skills

This position does require being local to the Mojave, California area. Relocation costs are negotiable.


*To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, Masten Space Systems hires ONLY U.S. citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents.

Masten Space Systems is an equal opportunity employer; employment opportunities with Masten Space Systems are determined 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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.