Getting involved at the CU Space Grant Program

Opportunities with STEAM posted 5/10/2022. Applications accepted through 5/18/2022.

Other General Space Grant spring positions closed.



Current Open Position Descriptions  

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Space Grant offers opportunities for 1st Year 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 an interdisciplinary program with students  from various 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, stipend, or hourly 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. Students are required to work at least 4 hours a week participating on a team, though students are encouraged to dig deeper into a project and work 6 - 10+ hours per week during the academic semester.  Summer opportunities can go up to 40 hours, but this is rare.

Check out more information about these Student Projects to get a feel for what some past projects have included.


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 during 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.

2. Check out 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 general project goals.

3. Please fill out this application form to let us know how you want to get involved. This is the first step in our application process, where we look for students that have a passion for building their skills and a deep interest in space. Our positions are highly competitive, so please fill this form out with that in mind. 

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



Students at the Colorado Robotics Challenge at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve testing their autonomous rovers in a Mars-like environment.


Students testing a student-built instrument that will be flown on a CubeSat.



CubeSat Launch

Students before the launch of their satellite from Florida.