Internship Program

ESF leverages its infrastructure and personnel to support research, development and STEM related education within the Central Florida community through internships with local students. 


These students obtain hands on experiential opportunities by contributing to projects on site, and are able to apply these experiences in schools or while pursuing jobs after graduation. Current projects include the development of lost-cost lunar descent and transit vehicle systems and subsystems; developing lunar robotic technologies, rapid prototype design and manufacturing services, and involvement in In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) technology development and testing. Interns will always have the opportunity to create an impact in STEM programs through space exploration in educational institutions. Our interns make use of the latest technology and focus on innovation. They gain invaluable experience, further their skills while preparing for future employment.

This program integrates an accountability system that captures the journey and success stories of the students' experiences in order to inspire the next generation of aspiring STEM scholoars; leading them to participate and pursue new business ventures, and network with leaders and pioneers in the technology community within Central Floria. This in turn, will increase the technical workforce and innovative startup community for the security and continued growth of our nation.

Click here to apply to our Internship Program today!

Current Interns


jillian gloria - technical entrepreneur Intern

I am a transfer student from the University of Texas at Arlington, pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering. I have plans to obtain a Master's Degree before serving my country in the Air Force, where I hope to gain experience as a fighter pilot. My main focus is on the space industry and where I can excel in it. My goal is to help advance mankind's footprint in the solar system by becoming involved in future Mars missions with NASA. 


Amish Kanji - computer science engineering Intern

I am a senior pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Central Florida. I have plans to further pursue a Master’s Degree in cybersecurity with the hopes of getting involved in the cybersecurity engineering career field. I am currently part of the ESF team working on the lunar rover. ESF has presented me with an unbelievable opportunity to gain valuable engineering experience throughout Sagan’s life cycle. In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching soccer as well as going to the gym. 


lashell lewis - electrical engineering TECHNICAL INTERN

My name is Lashell Lewis. I am a senior at UCF pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree with a minor in Business Administration. Working at ESF has allowed me to gain workplace experience and helped further my knowledge about electrical systems. After I graduate I plan to pursue my masters in Engineering management and my MBA. My hobbies include watching movies, basketball and supporting my favorite football team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

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I am an Electrical Engineering intern during my senior year at UCF. I decided to pursue a Bachelors in Science for Electrical Engineering for the challenges that it brings and a chance to be a part of the growing technological revolution. As a part of the ESF engineering team, I am able to get valuable experience which I will be able to utilize once I graduate. Being a part of this also gives me a chance to work with other engineering majors that I seldom get the chance during normal school projects. My plans for the future are to work within the Aerospace industry and eventually return to school to get my Masters in Electrical Engineering.


jirah roxas - aerospace ENGINEERING TECHNICAL INTERN

I am currently in my junior year at UCF pursuing Aerospace Engineering. Interning at ESF has allowed me to improve my innovative thinking, gather ideas and learn from other interns, all while applying my academic knowledge to improve ESF's lunar rover, Sagan. My goal for the future is to become an aircraft structural designer. I would like to make planes more efficient, environmentally safer, and most importantly, faster. As for my hobbies, I enjoy surfing and playing basketball.

Sheikh Salauddin - mechanical ENGINEERING TECHNICAL INTERN

I am a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a Mechanical Engineering Degree. I plan on pursuing a Master's Degree focused primarily on Energy Systems so that one day I can contribute to the advancement of perpetual energy. In addition to being an intern at Earthrise Space Foundation, I am currently working on a Senior Design project that will provide an alternative solution to the Internal Combustion Engine. 

Alumni Interns

KRISTEN BERMAN, Technical entrepreneur lead, July 2014 - November 2014

Now: CRONUS Flight Controller with Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies at NASA's Johnson Space Center


Now:  Electrical Utility Engineer at Leidos

Matthew Tourtelot, electrical engineer, August 2014 - January 2015

Now: Electrical Engineer at Orbital ATK

matthew roland, Electrical and Systems Engineer, January 2015 - December 2015

Now: Electronics Engineer Asc. at Lockheed Martin 

Timothy o'ferrell, Mechanical Engineer, September 2015 - December 2015

Now: Mechanical Engineer at General Dynamics Mission Systems 


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