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Launch Your Future

Launch Your Future

Internship and Certificate Program

Spring Cohort: April 22, May 6, May 20, and June 3
10 am–3 pm
Spring application is now closed!

Did you know there are over 100 space companies in Southwestern Pennsylvania? Pittsburgh’s space industry is growing, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

During program sessions at Carnegie Science Center or the Energy Innovation Center, explore the many career opportunities in the space industry from engineering and technical writing to social media management, while building career readiness skills that can be applied to any field. Learn what it’s really like to work in the space industry through conversations with space professionals. Participate in hands-on challenges and grow your confidence as an innovative thinker and problem-solver over the course of the internship.


  • Ages 14–18
  • Commit to attending all program sessions
  • Spring cohort: Application closes Feb. 26! Apply here. opens in a new window

Internship benefits

  • Develop career readiness skills
  • Explore space related career paths
  • Learn from space professionals
  • Be awarded a Future Ready certificate
  • Receive a $100 transportation stipend
  • Receive a $600 stipend upon completion of the program

Are you an adult in a space field? Are you passionate about inspiring and supporting youth? Reach out to Shannon Gaussa at to see how you can get involved!

Launch Your Future is a partnership between Carnegie Science Center and Readiness Institute at Penn State.