Rocket Lab Internship Programme

Job Ref: 255937512 | Type: Contract or Temp

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About The Role

Launch your career with one of the most exciting summer internship opportunities in New Zealand! Following the success of our first rocket (“It’s a Test”) we are looking for exceptional talent to join our hardworking team over the summer.

With a reputation as the space enthusiastic in your circle, you’ll lose no time getting stuck into the details of your chosen field, asking questions, provide suggestions for improvement, and of course, taking on a considerable amount of grunt work!

Opportunities are available in the following teams: Analysis, Guidance & Navigation, Production & Manufacturing, Avionics, Software, Propulsion and the Launch Range. For specific information about what each internship involves, check out the individual role’s advertisement on our website.

This internship programme will certainly have its perks, as you learn from the best in the aerospace industry, watch live test fires, have unlimited access to our snack and fruit baskets, attend our staff Christmas party, and (fingers crossed) view a launch alongside the dedicated people that made it happen.

Internship requirements:

  • At least a 3rd or 4th year engineering student (or equivalent qualification)
  • Prior internship and / or engineering work experience
  • Available for the duration of the programme (not including stat days and our Christmas closedown)

See individual advertisement for specific role requirements


Include the following with your application:

  • Your CV
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • A cover letter including an example of an engineering project you have completed in your spare time and describe the value this added. 

Internship dates: Monday 20 November 2017 – Friday 23 February 2018 (may vary depending on your course requirements).

Applications close Sunday 27 August 2017 (get in quick - we snap up the best candidates as soon as they apply!)



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.

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