The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is looking for a part-time Intern to work under the supervision of the Chair and PR & Comms Lead, in Washington, DC.

26 April, 2016

The Space Generation Advisory Council is looking for a summer intern to support their PR & Communications activities, preparations for their annual international space congress that will be held in Mexico in September 2016, and possibly support a local event in the DC metro area in July. The internship period will be approximately 4 months (13 weeks) from 13 June 2016 – 2nd September 2016 (with flexibility on start/end date). This will be a part time internship of approximately 20 - 30 hours per week. The internship space is located at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affair’s Space Policy Institute.

Deadline for Application: 25 May 2016

 This is a great opportunity for students focused on studying Communications Outreach and looking to have more hands on opportunity to develop an international organisation’s communications and community branding strategy, as well as learn more about the space sector.

Internship responsibilities will entail the following: supporting the organisation’s communications and social media efforts, including the organisation’s monthly newsletter and online presence, preparation for Space Generation Congress 2016, representing SGAC at local space events, and other general administrative duties.

 Necessary Qualifications for Selection:

○ Based in Washington, DC Metro Area, and student at George Washington University
○ Interest in utilizing graphics design programs such as InDesign, and developing web skills
○ Background in PR and communications/social media/marketing a plus
○ Be able to work 25-30 hrs/week and flexibility to travel to local events
○ Work independently in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
○ Strong interest/familiarity of the space sector issues is highly desirable
○ Strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Word & Excel
○ Professional fluency (speaking, reading & writing) in English
○ Must be eligible to be a member of SGAC, as stated in the SGAC bylaws
○ Cross cultural awareness: establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds


○ $300 USD monthly stipend
○ SGAC can provide credit/recommendation letter necessary to fulfilling internship academic requirements
○ Local travel reimbursement to attend events in the area

Other benefits may include:

○ Attendance to conferences: the intern will be eligible to attend conferences over the duration of the internship to represent SGAC
○ Interaction with senior-level leaders in the international space sector
○ Working with the next generation of international space sector leaders in the world's largest youth space network
○ Working with space policy experts
○ Access to relevant space policy materials, documents, magazines, etc.

 How to apply?

To apply please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME, 2016 DC INTERN POSITION] with the following:

1) Resume (with headshot and date of birth) (limit 2 pages)

2) Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability for the role (limit 1 page)

3) Writing Sample eg. conference paper/blog/article/publication

All applications must be emailed to SGAC Chair, Stephanie Wan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Only complete and eligible applications will be considered. 


Application Timeline

Deadline for applications: 25 May 2016

Interviews: 25 May to 3 June 2016

Announcement of results: 6 June 2016

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