Opportunities for students

Space Internship Network

The Space Internship Network (SpIN) has been designed to provide an introductory link for undergraduate students considering employment in the space sector, and industry leaders looking to find the most talented and enthusiastic people to ensure the future success of their business.

The value of internships has long been recognised to offer benefits to the student, gaining valuable experience of the work environment, and benefits to the employer who can identify a project that might otherwise not be achievable, carried out with a fresh pair of eyes and perhaps a fresh perspective on their own organisation.

Space Glasgow can help you make the most of this opportunity. If you would like support, please contact Patrick Harkness.


ISSET utlilises ‘Space’ to motivate pupils and teachers to further themselves. Space is the context through which pupils learn about themselves, achieving goals and looking beyond their current situations and expectations. Put simply - space inspires. The NASA ‘you can do it’ spirit permeates everything we do, and everything we stand for.

The Mission Discovery programme – with which both pupils and students can get involved – offers a chance for pupils and students to work with astronauts, astronaut trainers, scientists and NASA leaders. Compete to have your idea for an experiment built, launched to the International Space Station and carried out in space.


The REXUS/BEXUS programme allows students from universities and higher education colleges across Europe to carry out scientific and technological experiments on research rockets and balloons. Each year, two rockets and two balloons are launched, carrying up to 20 experiments designed and built by student teams.

It's a unique opportunity to be able to design, build and launch a scientific or technological research experiment - Dr Malcolm McRobb

REXUS experiments are launched on an unguided, spin-stabilised rocket powered by an Improved Orion Motor with 290 kg of solid propellant. It is capable of taking 40 kg of student experiment modules to an altitude of approximately 90 km. The vehicle has a length of approx. 5.6 m and a body diameter of 35.6 cm.

BEXUS experiments are lifted by a balloon with a volume of 12 000 m³ to a maximum altitude of 30 km, depending on total experiment mass (40-100 kg). The flight duration is 2-5 hours.

European Space Agency 

The European Space Agency offers opportunities for students to get involved in everything from building CanSats to hypergravity testing, while building links across Europe and beyond. Please see the link below for information on how to get involved, and email patrick.harkness@glasgow.ac.uk if you need any support.