James Cameron wants you. To be his intern! OK, not exactly. The director made headlines last April for launching, along with a collection of superrich backers including Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Planetary Resources, a start-up aimed at mining asteroids for water and precious metals.
And now Planetary Resources is looking for interns.
Reads the ad:
Planetary Resources, Inc (PRI), The Asteroid Mining Company, is seeking qualified and enthusiastic candidates for paid cooperative education positions to assist in the development of new systems and technologies for the commercial robotic exploration of near Earth asteroids in our Bellevue, WA location. Applicants should have an interest in space systems design and application and should expect a hands-on, intense and dynamic work environment.
As you can see, the internship will take place in Bellevue, WA, which is right outside of Seattle… so you won’t be fetching coffee and filing papers (or, who knows, possibly even doing actual work!) on an asteroid. Which is obvious, of course… but I can dream about the prospect of a “space internship,” can’t I?
Prospective applicants for the internship, which lasts from January-August 2013, must be a Junior or Senior studying in a related field with previous work, research, or project-based experience and a GPA of at least 3.2.
So how ’bout it? Which of our readers is going to apply? Come on, someone’s got to step up here…