Huntington Beach

Planetary Geologist Intern


About the Company

At AstroForge, our mission is to make space resources accessible on Earth. We mine asteroids to extract valuable minerals in space at a lower cost and smaller carbon footprint than current terrestrial mining methods. By joining the team at AF you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with our amazing engineer and science teams. This position will provide you with valuable skills, experience, and mentorship necessary to become a leading professional in your field. We offer a unique opportunity to join an exciting team looking to expand humanity’s capabilities in space. 

Job Description

As a Planetary Geologist Intern, you will have the exciting opportunity to work alongside our team of experienced scientist and engineers to contribute to work on cutting-edge projects in space mining. You will contribute to projects that deal with identifying and verification of our current and prospective target asteroids, assist in research in identifying composition information of said asteroids, work with ground observatories to further validate the information of our targets, and create asteroid simulants for use on our refinery testing. We offer a unique hands-on opportunity to join an exciting team looking to expand humanity’s capabilities in space.

Basic Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • Proof of US Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Enrollment in an accredited college or university, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must not be otherwise employed for the duration of the internship

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree in planetary sciences, geology, or geophyiscs and related disciplines
  • Strong academic background in geological sciences with a focus on planetary bodies.
  • Knowledge of geospatial software tools for mapping and analysis

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Need To Know Details

  • Pay Rate: $30.00 per hour
  • Length of Internship: 10-12 weeks

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S.,protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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