ASA/CSBR Summer Internship Program

The Aerospace States Association and Colorado Space Business Roundtable Aerospace Summer Internship Program is designed primarily to give rural and under-served students in Alabama and Colorado a pathway into the aerospace industry. The program is open to high school and college students.  Students from other states and students not in rural or underserved areas will be accommodated if space is available.

This is an unpaid internship program for anyone interested in aerospace.  Though aerospace is STEM oriented, there are opportunities in many career fields including business, program management, procurement, human resources, communications, legal, and others.  The workforce consists of people with GEDs to PhDs and everywhere in between.

The program will feature a blend of virtual and in-person experiences, with one week virtually followed by one week in-state engaging students from Alabama and one week in-state in Colorado. During their time in the program, students will have the opportunity to engage with aerospace industry businesses, university programs, and nonprofits, learning about the opportunities and challenges facing the industry and gaining valuable hands-on experience.

It is called an internship as students may have the option to continue to work with their ASA Chapter following the program. There is no cost to participate, but students must generally pay any expenses associated with attending the in-person program.  Scholarships may be available for those not able to afford to participate in the in-person programs.

Program dates for the 2024 Internship Program will be announced around the end of 2023. Applications for the 2024 internship program will be available in January 2024. If you are interested in learning more about the program or receiving an application when available, please click on the button below.

It’s Not Rocket Science! – But Wait… It is!

If you’ve ever gazed up to the stars and wondered what’s out there or perhaps even had dreams of going yourself, now is your chance to start turning those dreams into reality. If you are a high school or college student in Alabama and Colorado, you are eligible to apply for the 2024 ASA Aerospace Internship Program where you will get a chance to gain exposure and obtain relevant work experience with various aerospace companies in Alabama and Colorado.

During the internship you will have an opportunity to network with leading aerospace professionals, and do things like drive rovers, launch water rockets, learn about the various engineering disciplines and what it takes to be successful in the industry, and meet a number of people working on some amazing projects in aerospace!

Dates for the Virtual Program, the Alabama In Person Program, and the Colorado In Person Program will be announced around the end of 2023 or beginning of 2024.  It is anticipated the program will run for three weeks in June and/or July, with one week for the virtual program and then one week each in Alabama and Colorado.  Students can attend just the virtual program or the virtual program and one or both of the in person weeks.

 Eligibility Requirements:

  • Alabama or Colorado Residents have priority.
  • Some activities require US Citizenship or other authorized work eligibility.
  • High School or College student as of Spring 2024

Past Companies/Organizations:

Lockheed Martin Space
Colorado Air and Space Port
United Launch Alliance
3D Printing Store
Advanced Space
Buckley Space Force Base
MSU Denver
University of Colorado – Boulder
Colorado State University
Red Canyon Engineering & Software
Ball Aerospace
Sierra Space
Reaction Engines


Contact Lisa Luedtke at 720-835-8748 or [email protected]