We are excited that you are considering applying to the Prospero Programme as the inaugural class of Prospero Fellows! We are here to help during every stage of the process.
Applications are now closed for the 2023 class. Thank you so much all those who applied!
If you want to become a Prospero Fellow, you will need the following 2 things:
- A CV or resumé
- A personal essay
More details are below! The content is split up into the following parts:
- Host Institutions
- Personal Essay
- Further resources
We strongly recommend that you read through all parts before you apply. Right – let’s get started!
We are looking for applicants from all backgrounds (irrespective, for example, of their sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, race, disability, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, current social and economic status, or location in the UK), who are interested in the space industry and following a career in it. This application is designed to identify talented candidates and allow them to showcase their character, passion and interest in the space industry. We would suggest that the best way to respond to this form is to be yourself!
If you are worried about whether you should apply – you absolutely should! You are in the right place! Subject to meeting our minimum eligibility requirements, we are looking for anyone and everyone who has an interest in space, even if you do not have a background in it.
For us, the inclusive culture and holistic approach of the Prospero Space Fellowship is key.
If you have any questions about the Prospero Space Fellowship, the application or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. You are an undergraduate student. You can be enrolled in any type of undergraduate institution including universities, technical colleges, and apprenticeships. The institution does not need to be in the UK.
2. You are available for full-time employment for 3-8 weeks in the summer of 2023. The internships will be for a minimum length of 3 weeks but will more likely be for 8. You must be able to work for at least that amount of time during the summer months. We define summer quite loosely as institutions have their own schedule. We will try to do our best to be flexible and work around any existing commitments you already have.
3. You are eligible to work in the UK on a paid summer internship. We do not require Prospero Space Fellows to be British citizens, but are currently unable to provide help with visas and other immigration requirements.
Now that you have determined that you are eligible to apply to become a Prospero Fellow, you should look at the host organisations that have partnered with us for this year’s internships.
The Prospero Fellowship uses a matching system between Fellows and host organisation. You, as an applicant, will be able to indicate your preferred host organisations, and we will collate this with information from our partner organisations to offer you the most appropriate internship for you. You can learn more about our matching on our FAQ page.
We understand that this isn’t the way you might be used to applying to positions, but we believe that this will result in a better experience for the Fellows. By matching Fellows and organisation, we will ensure that the Fellow is matched with an opportunity that best matches their interests and goals.
We are currently finalising the exact organisations that we will be partnering for this year. A full list and more information will be available before the application goes live.
You know the drill. We’d like your latest CV or resumé so that we can learn more about you and your previous experience. Not much more to say about this one, so we’ll move right along.
The first specific item we’d like from you is an essay. This essay should be around 500 words and should answer one of the following prompts:
- A CV does not represent the full picture of a person. What other things should we know about you?
- What are your career aspirations?
- Which non-traditional talent, passion, skill, or trait do you think has most developed you as a student or professional?
- What is the biggest thing the space and satellite industry is missing and how will you or others fill that gap?
- What are you proud of but do not often get to show off?
This work must be original and created by you specifically for this application.
The goal of this section is to assess your writing skills, learn about your experiences (work and life), and find out more about what you’d like to get out of the fellowship.