Altius believes in the power of internships to help shape the next generation of space engineers and entrepreneurs. Starting in 2021, Altius will begin offering year round internship opportunities for interested undergraduates, recent graduates, grad students, and postdocs. While our primary internship focus is on engineering, we would be happy to accept internship applications from space-interested candidates from any academic background.

These opportunities will fall in three four-month cycles, a Winter cycle going from Jan-Apr, a Summer cycle going from May-Aug, and a Fall cycle going from Sep-Dec. The following table shows key deadlines and approximate internship timeframes for each of the next three cycles:

Summer 2021
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Resume Application Period Opens 12/16/2020 4/1/2021 8/2/2021
Resume Application Period Closes 1/29/2021 5/14/2021 9/17/2021
Resumes Scored and Interview Requests Sent Out 2/5/2021 5/21/2021 9/24/2021
Interviews Completed 2/19/2021 6/18/2021 10/15/2021
Offers Finalized 3/1/2021 6/30/2021 0/29/2021
Internship Period 5/3/2021-8/31/2021 9/1/2021-12/23/2021 1/3/2022- 4/29/2022

To submit an application during one of the Open Application Periods, please follow the instructions below:

  1. We're looking for three items in your application: a cover letter (max 1pg) describing why you're interested in an internship from Altius and what you think you bring to the table, a resume (2pg max), and a brief portfolio with samples of your work.
  2. The portfolio can include pictures and short descriptions of hardware or software projects you've worked on (especially self-directed projects done outside of formal classwork), samples of research papers you've done, art projects, blog posts, or generally anything you think shows what you're capable of. Try to keep this to no more than 6 pages.
  3. Combine all of the above files into a single .pdf file with the coverpage first, resume second, and portfolio last. Name the file Lastname_Firstname.pdf, with Lastname being your last name, and Firstname being the preferred form of your first name. For example: Goff_Jon.pdf
  4. Submit that file to the email address with the subject line of the email being "YourName Internship Application InternshipCycle" with YourName being the preferred version of your first name and last name, and InternshipCycle being Summer, Fall, or Spring and the associated year. For example: Jon Goff Internship Application Summer 2021

If you have any questions about the process, please send them to with the subject line "Internship Questions".

*Due to the export-controlled nature of some of our technology, this program is currently only open to US persons. To be considered for this program, an applicant needs to be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Ready for your next opportunity?

Join the Altius Space Machines team as an intern this season! We're excited to hear from you.