Launch Your Career at Maxar

From robotics to data science, Maxar internships offer opportunities to gain valuable skills by working with cutting-edge technologies and industry-leading experts on real missions. We provide students with hands-on experience, a dedicated mentor and training.

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Explore your next frontier

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Satellites and spacecraft

For communications, exploration and Earth observation

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Space robotics

For on-orbit servicing, assembly and manufacturing

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Ground systems

For secure, reliable global access

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Satellite imagery and data production

Includes product development, management and customer support

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Data science and analysis

Includes advanced analytics, AI and machine learning platforms plus geospatial services

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Corporate operations

Includes finance, human resources, IT and more

What to expect

Your manager and functional team will guide you through an immersive experience, complete with real-world assignments, a dedicated mentor and training. Our internships provide a collaborative environment for students to explore interests and cultivate skills for success.   


  • Currently enrolled college/university student with at least one academic term left in school after completion of the internship 
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate status or masters or PhD student at time of application (for technical roles). Please check the internship description for specific requirement.
  • Minimum preferred GPA of 3.0 
  • U.S. Persons defined as one of the following: U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, Asylee, or Refugee

Helpful FAQs

Are Maxar internships paid?

Yes, all internships offer competitive compensation.

Are there opportunities for full-time employment after internships?

Depending on the work and business sector, there may be an opportunity to continue on in a part-time status through your senior year of school. In addition, we invite all past interns to apply to any open entry-level position prior to graduation.

If I applied last year and was not selected, can I apply again this year?

Absolutely! We encourage you to apply for any positions of interest. Make sure you update your resume to reflect your qualifications for your desired position. Let us know about any leadership roles you have had as well. 

What is the interview process?

Most intern interviews are conducted between you and the hiring manager over phone or video-conferencing. 

Are all Maxar internships in person?

Yes, we believe that an intern has the optimal experience to learn and be engaged in our Maxar culture by being onsite during their internship. This allows you to work directly with the talented colleagues of Maxar.

Does Maxar pay for relocation or housing?

Interns are responsible for finding their own housing solutions. Maxar will provide suggestions for finding housing in the markets we have students working.

Does Maxar sponsor any visas?

Eligible applicants must be a U.S. Persons defined as one of the following: U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, Asylee, or Refugee.

When are the internships?

Maxar internships occur in the summer, typically May-August.

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