Getting involved at the University of Colorado at Boulder Space Grant

No previous experience is required.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic students.

 Students on DemoSat RecoveryCubeSat Launch


Space Grant offers opportunities for Freshman through Graduate students to apply what you have learned in class and give you the practical experience which will give you the skills employers need. Space Grant is a very interdisciplinary program with Electrical, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, Computer Science and Aerospace Majors and non-engineering majors, working together on a team to accomplish a goal. All projects are student managed, constructed, tested and flown giving you the experience you can't find anywhere else. Opportunities range from populating printed circuit boards, to flying an experiment to 100,000 ft on a high altitude balloon to launching a payload to space on a sounding rocket to designing a satellite for a low earth orbit.  Positions are as volunteers, credit or paid, usually depending on time availability and experience level.  Some positions have limited eligibility, such as those imposed by federal regulations.


Minimum requirements: Some positions require specific skills or experience but many positions only require the interest to learn and become engaged in a project. Typically students can expect to commit at least 5 hours a week participating on a team and other students who have the time and desire to dig deeper into a project will do 10 or more per week during the academic semester.  Summer opportunities can go up to 40 hours.

Checkout more information about these Student Projects.


How to get involved:

1. We will keep the positions descriptions updated as new positions are made available this semester.  See what Positions interest you from this list and fill out the below interest form. We will contact applicants as positions become available. The goal is to hold interviews the second week of the semester. If you are seeing this for the first time after this time, please fill out the Interest form and we will contact you as openings are available during the semester. Update your web browser cache if needed to see the current term descriptions.

Position Descriptions (Updated Aug 28, 2017, Positions filled for Fall 2017) 

2. Checkout the above Student Projects link for more information on specific projects. A full description might not be available yet but it should give an idea of the project's goals or of a general project goals.

3. Please fill out this interest form to let us know how you want to get involved. Express interest in specific positions or more general interest. Interest in specific positions helps us make matches. If you find another position of interest in a few days, please fill out the Interest form again and we will see all your interests.

Interest Form

4. Additional Positions may be added during the first few weeks of the semester, so check back.



Most students get involved at the beginning of the semester but some also get involved mid-semester. You must submit an interest application at the above link to be considered for a position.  If there is a possible fit, you will be asked to submit a PDF version of your resume. If you have any other questions please contact Brian Sanders and even stop by later in the semester.