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Relativity Space
Relativity Space is building humanity's multiplanetary future.
Washington DC

Government Affairs Intern - Summer 2023 at Relativity Space (Washington DC)

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Company Overview:

Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.


The Regulatory & Government Affairs team is responsible for Relativity Space’s engagement with all levels of government to pursue required approvals and positive policy outcomes as well as remove barriers to innovation and competition. We work cross-functionally to support Relativity's short and long term goals by engaging in direct lobbying and public engagement to pursue company objectives tied to economic development, facilities, external partnerships and business development.

What you'll do:

As a Government Affairs Intern, you will help identify policy opportunities and risks across federal, state, and local governments to ensure that Relativity is positioned to offer innovative solutions to NASA, DOD, and other agencies by leveraging next generation additive manufacturing concepts. This team manages our external engagement with government stakeholders and helps coordinate internal strategic activities.

Potential summer 2022 intern projects (just a few examples!):

  • Establish a guidebook as Relativity’s first ever Government Affairs Intern
  • Research US budget opportunities for launch services and large-scale additive manufacturing across various federal agencies
  • Draft and maintain engagement documents including budget priorities, fact sheets, regulatory comments, legislative language, and more
  • Analysis of legislative efforts related to Relativity’s aerospace and manufacturing activities
  • Assist with tracking and coordinating outreach with government partners

Skills/Competencies we're looking for:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student earning a degree in Political Science, Law, or a related field
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and intense startup environment
  • Ownership of projects from beginning to end, with minimal oversight
  • A mind for thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo
  • Exceptional writing skills and ability to communicate complex issues and concepts

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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An Insider's view of Relativity Space

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It's actually a balance (wild!). I get to make sweet hardware with smart people, and still have the ability to propel my art on the side. I love that there's flexibility in being able to work from home when I'm not in the factory building rockets.


Lead Avionics Mechanical Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

First and foremost, launching Terran 1 is incredibly exciting. Launching rockets is exciting enough, but launching rockets built with an entirely new manufacturing method is bananas! It’s pretty amazing to be a part of this historical human milestone.


Lead, Structures Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.


CEO and Co-Founder

What does your typical day look like?

Everyday is an adventure to unlock newer and newer capabilities. Developing the technology to 3D print rockets has entailed regularly solving novel problems. The resulting solutions from working with such a diversely experienced team always stretch my understanding of what's possible, and reward us with new avenues for the innovations of tomorrow.


Additive Weld Technician II

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