Apply to become a Prospero Fellow​

Application Summary

If you would like to become a Prospero Fellow, you will need to provide us with the following two things:

The details are set out below and the content is split up into the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Eligibility
  3. Partner Institutions
  4. CV/Resumé
  5. Personal Essay
  6. Further resources

We would strongly recommend that you read through all parts before you apply.

Let’s get started!

Introduction

The space sector has historically lacked diversity, but initiatives like Prospero seek to change that. 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. Your skills and potential are what matters – not prior space credentials. We value diverse perspectives to drive innovation.

If you are worried about whether you should apply – you absolutely should apply!

Go for it!

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:

contact@prosperofellowship.org.

Eligibility

There are three requirements in order to become a Prospero Fellow:

  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 2024. The internships will be for a minimum length of 3 weeks but will more likely be for 8, and potentially more. You must be able to work for at least that amount of time during the summer months in the UK. We define summer quite loosely as institutions have their own schedule. We, and our partner organisations, will try to do our best to be flexible and work around any existing commitments you already have.

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.

Partner Organisations

Now that you have determined that you are eligible to apply to become a Prospero Fellow, you should look at the partner organisations that have partnered with us for this year’s internships.

The Prospero Fellowship uses a matching system between Fellows and partner organisation. You, as an applicant, will be able to indicate your preferred partner 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 partner organisations, 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 will be partnering with us for this year. A full list and more information will be available shortly.

CV/Resumé

We’d like to see your latest CV or resumé so that we can learn more about you and your previous experience and interests. Please keep you CV to no more than two pages of text. We encourage applicants from all educational backgrounds. Not much more to say about this one, so we’ll move right along.

Personal Essay

The first specific item we’d like from you is an essay. This essay should be no more than 550 words and should answer one of the following prompts:

  1. What are your career aspirations in the space domain? You are welcome to think broadly and creatively.
  2. Which non-traditional talent, passion, skill or trait do you think has most developed you as a student or professional?
  3. The Prospero Fellowship aims to create a generation of inclusive space leaders. What could that future look like? Why is it important to you?

This work must be original and created by you specifically for this application. If you get through to interview stage, we look forward to discussing this essay with you.

The essay allows us to learn about you, your writing ability, experiences and goals. The goal of this section is to learn more about you, 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.

Further Resources

If you have questions, concerns or comments, we’d love to hear from you!

Check out or FAQ page for more information, or you can email us at:

contact@prosperofellowship.org.

Submission of application

Your application, containing: (i) your CV or resumé (including your full name and address); and (ii) personal essay, should be sent to:

contact@prosperofellowship.org.

In the subject matter please add the following:

“Prospero: Application from [   ]”,
where the square brackets should include your name please.

The closing date is Monday 25 March 2024 at 5pm.

Good luck!

Check Eligibility

You can check your eligibility to join the programme and an overview of how the process will work.


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