Rocket Lab


Flexible – Any Site (North America)


$25 Hourly

Summer 2024 Internship/ Co-Op – Corporate

About The Role

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

As a global company, each Rocket Lab site has its own unique internship offerings, but each position is designed to provide students with real-world experience and an opportunity to impact real programs within the space industry. Internships are available in the following North American locations: (US Locations) Long Beach, California (Headquarters); Littleton, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Stennis, Mississippi; Silver Spring, Maryland; Wallops Island, Virginia; (Canada Location) Toronto, Ontario, Canada  


  • As an intern, you will work closely with your mentor and other employees within the department to apply your knowledge and grow your skills both technically and professionally
  • Work with a fast-paced group of professionals to apply engineering and industry concepts to solve real challenges
  • Attend frequent 1:1’s with mentors and supervisors to facilitate success and learning while providing progress updates
  • Enjoy tech talks and network with other interns and employees through social and professional events


Ideal candidates will thrive in ambiguity and are excited to work in small, high-performing teams that are focused on continued learning and growth. Success in this position will be measured by the knowledge and experience you bring to the role, your ability to lead development projects without supervision, and your ability to successfully collaborate across teams to deliver results.

  • Must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and have at least one semester of school remaining post internship
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • 3+ months of corporate function experience within the areas of accounting, finance, government, legal, marketing & communications, human resources, or supply chain.  


  • GPA of 3.5 or above
  • 6+ months of corporate function experience within the areas of accounting, finance, government, legal, marketing & communications, human resources, or supply chain.  


  • Able to work full-time, on-site for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks beginning May or June 2024


  • Pay Range CA: $25 Hourly
  • Pay Range CO: $22 Hourly 
  • You may be eligible for a stipend to subsidize relocation costs


SPACE SYSTEMS BD: The Space Systems Business Development Division is shaping Rocket Lab’s future customer growth with Photon, our brand of high-performance satellites, enabling innovative missions in low Earth orbit and beyond including missions for NASA to LEO, the Moon, and Mars and commercial customers including leading the design and manufacture of 17 high power telecommunication spacecraft buses for Globalstar.

FINANCE: Our Finance departments works collaboratively with process owners to understand business processes, including the inherent risks and the internal controls to mitigate them.

GOVERNMENT/ GLS: This team is responsible for capturing government revenue (business development and sales) to enable Rocket Lab’s sustained operations and growth as a company. 

IT / EIS: Provides instruction, guidance, and technical support to the different teams at Rocket Lab to deliver and support IT systems through efficient management of the IT Service Desk.  This is carried out via on-site desktop support, phone, IM, and email.

LEGAL: The Legal Counsel works closely with other departments to foresee and protect the company against legal risks, participates in Legal department initiatives, and recommends to management on how to respond to legal issues.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS: This team is at the forefront of Rocket Lab’s most exciting next steps, including our interplanetary missions to the Moon, Mars, and Venus, and the development of our new larger Neutron rocket. The focus for this team is working with our customers to develop content about their upcoming missions, engaging with our social communities, collaborating with our video team on shoots, building relationships with media, and so much more.

PEOPLE & CULTURE: Our People & Culture team is responsible for providing advice and counsel in all areas of HR including on-going employee relations, employee development, interpretation of HR policies, and creating and implementing new programs and initiatives. The position formulates partnerships across the People & Culture function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization.

SUPPLY CHAIN: Supply Chain works cross functionally with the demand, supply, and fulfillment planning within MRP (material requirement planning). This team is responsible for the beginning to end data, including metric related projects supporting MRP vendor/supplier data.


Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.



For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.