High School Student Opportunities

Aerospace Summer Training and Research Opportunity


ASTRO, or Aerospace Summer Training & Research Opportunity, is specifically geared for high school students. ASTRO participants work in a team of six students to solve Aerospace Engineering design problems. They have access to numerous resources, including our staff with Daily Staff Check-In’s. For the Check-In’s, our staff members rotate each day and are also available on an as-needed basis for any questions. As a result, the students are presented with a great mix of expertise to learn from.

No great summer program is complete without a few fun activities along the way. ASTRO participants enjoy a field trip, movie day, one-on-one talks with staff about college and career advice, and even a little Staff vs. ASTRO Foosball. SEI hopes to further develop the interest these students have shown in the Aerospace Engineering field through this challenging yet fun-filled experience.

Check our Facebook page for more photos of past ASTRO participants. For more information about our summer 2018 team, click here.


  • Hosted in the SpaceWorks Office
  • Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm Mon - Fri
  • Transportation and most meals are the responsibility of the student
  • US Citizens or Permanent Residents only
  • All internships and programs for high school students are unpaid

ASTRO Participant Quotes:

“I didn’t have a lot of expectations going in, but everything was better than I could have imagined.” – Iris Galfas, ASTRO Team 7, 2016

“This has been one of the most educational, “intern-taining”, and simply amazing experiences I’ve had.” – Will Thompson, ASTRO Team 6, 2015

“This internship was so much more than that, it was a full aerospace engineering job! The whole experience was amazing and I feel like part of the SpaceWorks family now.” – Emily Moseley, ASTRO Team 6, 2015

“The people here are awesome. Getting to know everybody was definitely my favorite part of the last three weeks.” – Nick Becker, ASTRO Team 5, 2015


Academic Year Internships

Our internships during the academic year are for those students interested in aerospace and eager to learn more. Apply for a 1 Day Shadow opportunity if you are looking to supplement a class project, fulfill a school requirement, or satisfy your own curiosity about a career in Aerospace Engineering.

1 Day Shadow

  • Join the SpaceWorks team for a day!
  • Shadow several members of our staff and learn about all aspects of our business.

1 Week Immersion

  • Full exposure to our company culture and the work needed to be in the Engineering industry.
  • Personal interactions with our staff.