Internship and Mentoring Opportunities for Women: Brooke Owens Fellowship

Interested in aviation & aerospace? 

Lori Garver (former Associate Administrator of NASA), Will Pomerantz (VP at Virgin Galactic) and Cassie Lee (Director of Aerospace Applications at Vulcan Aerospace)  have just rolled out a new internship and mentorship program with 19+ exceptional companies for summer 2017. 

Applications for the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program are open now until Dec. 5th, and the goal is to engage with colleges, universities, community colleges, and student/professional groups to open the door to as many technical and non-technical applicants as possible. A single application to the BOFP gets candidates considered for all opportunities, and the process is expected to be highly competitive – though selection is based on both traditional and non-traditional criteria. (More details on the website.) Fellows are also paired with an executive-level aerospace or aviation Mentor outside of their Host Institution, and Fellows will be flown out to DC in July to get the cohort together and attend the Future Space Leaders conference.

Below is a table of the announced opportunities, with more to follow!

Host Institution Likely Location Citizenship + Eligibilty Aviation or Space? Likely Project Type
Aerospace Corporation Chantilly, VA or El Segundo, CA US Persons Only  Space Engineering
Air Line Pilots Association Herndon, VA   Aviation Engineering or Policy
Arianespace Washington, DC   Space Business
Avascent Washington, DC US Persons Only  Space Business or Engineering 
Ball Aerospace Washington, DC US Persons Only  Space Business
Blue Origin Kent, WA US Persons Only  Space Engineering 
Commerical Spaceflight Federation Washington, DC US Persons Only  Space Policy
GeekWire Seattle, WA   Either Journalism
The Moak Group Washington, DC US Persons Only  Either Business or Policy
Museum of Flight Seattle, WA   Either Business or Education
Planet San Francisco, CA   Space Engineering
Planetary Resources Redmond, WA US Persons Only  Space Business or Engineering
Scaled Composites Mojave, CA US Persons Only  Aviation Engineering
Sierra Nevada Corporation Louisville, CO US Persons Only  Space Business or Engineering 
SpaceX Hawthorne, CA US Persons Only  Space Engineering
SSL Palo Alto, CA   Space Engineering
The Tauri Group Alexandria, VA US Persons Only  Either Business or Policy
Virigin Galactic  Long Beach, CA or Mojave, CA US Persons Only  Either Business or Engineering
XPRIZE Foundation  Culver City, CA   Either Business
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