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Aerospace’s Journalism Fellowship Program for Women

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 5 October 2018 | 3:25 pm — 

The Brooke Owens Fellowship is recruiting for their Summer 2019 Aerospace Fellowship Program. There are openings in engineering, science, business, policy, journalism, and education and outreach for undergraduate women. The application deadline is Nov. 6, 2018. Students can view and apply for the fellowship by logging into Handshake and clicking here: https://cofc.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1994307/share_preview

Here’s a longer description:

The wait is over, and the application to become a member of our Class of 2019 is now available! We’re gearing up for our best program yet. Catch up on what’s new below, or click the button to jump straight to our applications page. And as always, please forward this to all of the extraordinary undergraduate women in your life–we want to be positively flooded with incredible applications again this year!

From the start, Brooke Owens Fellows have worked at the coolest, most inspiring, and most purpose-led companies and organizations in aerospace. We are so proud to expand the Brookie family to welcome in several more amazing host companies. For our Class of 2019, we’ll match fellows to meaningful, paid summer jobs at Rocket LabSpireKitty Hawk, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center! <microphone drop!>

And we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve yet. <picking microphone back up for subsequent re-dropping!> So, stay tuned, and follow us on social media (TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn) to keep up with new hosts as we announce them.

Aerospace isn’t just for engineers, pilots, and astronauts. Our Fellowship–like our industry as a whole–needs people from those disciplines and many more. That’s why our Fellowship offers paid, purpose-driven jobs in engineering, science, business, policy, journalism, and education. All of our jobs pay a living wage, so that they are truly open to talented individuals from any socioeconomic background.

Our first classes have shown that there is no one path to becoming a Brooke Owens Fellow. Our inspiring alumnae come from a staggeringly broad range of family histories, and nearly as large a range of college majors and concentrations. We believe that talent, creativity, and quality of character are all traits that are blind to any individual’s color, gender, or other demographics. If you have a passion for aviation or space exploration (or both!) combined with a drive to help others, you’ve got the right stuff to apply for our program!

Our Class of 2018 has developed a new program called “Ask a Brookie” designed to help guide and mentor the generation that comes after them, and we couldn’t be prouder! We’ll pass the virtual microphone off the them to explain.

As a growing cohort of accomplished young professionals, it’s our goal to serve and improve our community. If you’re a K-12 or college student with questions about space, aviation, internships, college, or a whole host of related topics, please feel free to reach out to us. Whether you are looking for a one-time answer or a mentor to help you navigate the twists and turns of the aerospace world, chances are we’ve been in your shoes and asked the same questions, too. 

Based on their inquiries, any student can be matched with a Fellow in their region, whom they can consult for short- or long-term guidance. Parents, teachers, and professionals are encouraged to direct their grade school and college-age students to the Ask a Brookie website for scholarship, internship, and career support.

We come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are located at schools and companies around the country. When you submit a question or request for mentorship, you’ll be matched with a Fellow who is best equipped to help. We encourage you to dream big and Ask A Brookie!

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