Jan 29, 2015

Space Internship Network (SpIN) Guidance for Employers

The Space Internship Network (SpIN) has been designed to provide an introductory link for undergraduate students considering employment in the space sector, and industry leaders looking to find the most talented and enthusiastic people to ensure the future success of their business.

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The value of practical experience in the workplace has long been recognised to offer benefits to the student, gaining valuable experience of the work environment, and benefits to the sponsor or host organisation who can identify a project that might otherwise not be achievable, carried out with a fresh pair of eyes and perhaps a fresh perspective on their own organisation.

The 2013 pilot scheme was hugely successful with 46 students from a wide range of backgrounds supported in 13 different organisations throughout the sector. In 2014, 47 projects were developed within 20 host organisations. The programme will run once more in 2015, and we would very much like to hear from potential host organisations who have a short-term project (typically of eight weeks duration) in mind, and who would like to offer students the opportunity to gain new skills and an insight into their business. We also welcome applications from students of all disciplines who are enthusiastic to work in the space sector and are keen to develop new skills, applying and building on knowledge they’ve acquired in their studies to date.
2015 SpIN internships scheme

The 2015 SpIN internships scheme will be launched in January 2015, and details of the registration process will be included on this page at that time.

To receive a reminder when the registrations process is launched, please e-mail spin@reading.ac.uk. Include ‘Reminder’ within the e-mail title, and make sure to include the following details:

Your name Contact e-mail address University Your course details (subject and anticipated graduation date) Preferences for location, if any

If you have any questions regarding SpIN, please email spin@reading.ac.uk.