Summer Internship 2019: Call for applications

We are very pleased to announce that the SkyHopper team has an opening for one summer intern, to work on laboratory characterization of the cryocoolers that are being considered for use by the mission. The internship will last 4 weeks, with flexible dates in January and February, and an expected commitment of 20h/week. The intern will acquire laboratory data from temperature and power sensors, and develop (Python) code for processing and analysis. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a physics or engineering research setting (e.g. summer/winter internship, or a subject similar to SCI30001), and/or participation in student-led CubeSat mission development.

The opportunity is reserved to students currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne, who will continue their enrollment in 2019. Thanks to the generous support of backers in our recent crowdfunding campaign, the successful intern will receive a scholarship of $500/week.

Expressions of interests for the internship consist in a brief CV and cover letter, and should be sent to by 5pm November 5th. The team values diversity and inclusion, and actively encourages applications from under-represented groups of students.


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