1 July 2017

SGAC plans to host its 1st Central American Space Generation Workshop (CA-SGW 2017) in November 2017 in San Salvador, El Salvador.  SGAC is therefore looking for qualified young space enthusiasts to join the organising team for this event.

Deadline for Applications: 25 July 2017 1 August 2017

CA-SGW is a two-day event as part of a four-day Central American Aerospace Congress. The intent is to bring together students and young professionals from the Central American region to lay the foundations for a Central American Space Agency. The event provides the first regional opportunity to promote and enhance aerospace activities in the Central American region, and serves as a platform to exchange ideas, share technologies, and support the establishment of international projects as solutions to common issues. We expect that participating parties will benefit from mutual cooperation to discuss and promote future space collaboration in the region. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with experts in the academia, industry and agency leaders through plenary and panel sessions, and working group discussions.


Role Descriptions


Communications Team (2 positions)

You will support the Workshop public relations and advertising activities, working closely with the SGAC Public Relations (PR) and Communication Team and the Event Managers. Your tasks will include:

  • Coordinating media relations and advertising before, during and after the Workshop

  • Writing press releases

  • Coordinating social media communication

  • Coordinating with the Organizing Team and other organizations on promotion

  • Developing brochures and potential sponsorship packages for the workshop

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours a week on average


Delegate Team (2 positions)

You will support the Delegate related processes throughout the Workshop including application, selection, communication before and after the Workshop. Your tasks include:

  • Coordinating all contacts with delegates, pre- and post-selection

  • Supporting the selection of delegates

  • Being the point of contact for delegates on issues/questions

  • Creating Delegates' Database

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours a week on average


Program Team (2 positions)

You will support the organization of the Workshop's program. Your tasks will include:

  • Developing and preparing the program and the topics for the Workshop

  • Selecting moderators, speakers and coordinating with them for invitation

  • Coordinating a cloud-based collaboration among team members

  • Writing related reports and documents

  • Developing templates and standards for future workshops

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours a week on average


Logistics Team (2 positions)

You will support the organisation of the logistical aspects of the Workshop: Event Venue, Gathering, Social Event Program, Closing Dinner, etc. Your tasks will include:

  • Liaising with responsible persons to book a room for the Workshop

  • Organizing the gathering for the days of the Workshop

  • Organizing the social events (dinners, closing dinner, visits, …)

  • Finding hotels and travel informations for the guest speakers

  • Elaborating estimated budgets for different organizational phases of the Workshop

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours a week on average


Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age
  • Interest in the space sector
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Good English skills with a keen eye for details
  • Good teamwork skills and a high degree of self-organization
  • Cross-cultural and communication awareness: ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds



  • Develop highly desirable leadership skills
  • Opportunity to work with SGAC’s global sponsors and international space partners
  • Direct contact with the SGAC Executive Office and Advisory Board
  • Invitation to attend the UNCOPUOS Meetings in Vienna
  • Nomination and increased chances of winning the SGAC Young Leaders Award and other SGAC sponsored scholarship opportunities
  • Opportunity to receive discounts to attend SGAC events as SGAC team member


How to Apply

To apply please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME], APPLICATION FOR [ROLE], CA-SGW with the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 pages) with date of birth, citizenship and current residence

  • Headshot photo

  • A Letter of Intent detailing your suitability for your preferred role (limit 1 page)

All applications must be emailed to the Event Manager Luis Salaverria (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and NCAC Regional Coordinators Juan Gramajo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Kavya Manyapu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  before 25th July  1 August.

Only complete applications will be considered.


Application Timeline

Application Open: 1 July 2017
Application Close: 25 July 2017  1 August 2017
Review of Applications: 1 to 6 August 2017
Announcement of Results: 11 August 2017

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