SGAC is seeking dedicated volunteers to serve as Career Outreach Liaisons for the Education & Professional Development (EPD) Platform. In this role, the selected candidates will source and curate job and internship listings for the EPD Jobs Board, playing a crucial role in connecting our network of students and young professionals with opportunities in the space sector tailored to regional dynamics and needs.

As one of SGAC’s five fundamental pillars, the EPD Platform has several subteams, each overseen by two team leaders coordinating with the EPD Coordinators. Therefore, the selected candidates will work with and report to the EPD Jobs Board Team Leaders.

About SGAC’s Education & Professional Development (EPD) Platform:

The EPD Platform is the central coordination arm that organizes, provides, and supports education and professional development activities across SGAC. It aims to serve as a gateway for those interested in starting a career in the space industry, providing various opportunities to gain technical knowledge, receive mentorship, and gain hands-on experience on technical projects. With an unwavering commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, it is an open platform available to the global SGAC Community, providing a wide range of resources and opportunities designed to meet the needs of individuals at different stages of their careers and across all of our regions.

Goals & Objectives

  • Collaborate with the other SGAC Pillars and industry partners to offer high-quality education, S.T.E.A.M. outreach, and professional development opportunities.
  • Build awareness of educational and professional development activities within and outside of SGAC and improve accessibility to space education.
  • Support efforts to translate projects (e.g., hackathons, papers) and launch new EPD initiatives.


This role involves overseeing the research of industry opportunities across all SGAC Regions and selecting appropriate job and internship listings for the Jobs Board. Selected candidates will have the unique opportunity to play a vital role in all platform development phases.

In summary, the duties that come along with this position include but are not limited to:

  • Opportunity Research and Selection
    1. Conduct thorough research to identify relevant job and internship opportunities within the space sector for your assigned region.
    2. Evaluate potential listings to decide which opportunities should be featured on the Jobs Board to maximize relevance and value to SGAC members.
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    1. Develop and maintain robust relationships with industry stakeholders to ensure a continuous influx of high-quality job and internship listings.
    2. Act as a primary liaison between SGAC and industry representatives, enhancing the organization’s network and visibility within the space sector.
  • Collaborative Promotion
    1. Work with the Jobs Board Team Leaders and EPD Public Relations & Communications Managers to market and promote opportunities effectively.
    2. Utilize various communication channels, including the #jobs-board channel, to engage SGAC members and increase platform visibility.
  • Event and Webinar Support
    1. Assist in organizing and promoting career development webinars and events relevant to the SGAC Community.
    2. Contribute to discussions and planning meetings to ensure that these events align with the career interests and needs of the community.

Estimated time commitment: On average, 4 Hours per week.

The position will have a probationary period of 3 months.

Necessary Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants shall possess the following qualifications:

  • Be a registered SGAC member (Individuals can register for free on the SGAC Website)
  • Be a citizen of a United Nations Member State
  • Be between 18 and 35 years old during the appointment
  • Serious interest in space-related activities, education, and professional development.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, quick-turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Professional Fluency (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) in English
  • Professional Fluency (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) in other languages is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the job market across the global space industry and within their region.
  • Experience in networking and establishing partnerships.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a virtual team.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Cross-cultural and communication awareness


This role offers the opportunity to help shape the Education and Professional Development Pillar of SGAC, enhancing our capacity to deliver high-quality, globally inclusive educational programs that empower our members and expand their professional horizons.

  • Join a great team of fast-moving, impact-focused young experts across all disciplines of the international space community.
  • Build technical skills and soft skills in a multicultural and professional environment.
    Work with the next generation of international space sector leaders in the world’s largest youth space network.
  • Access relevant space policy materials, documents, magazines, etc.
  • Potentially be nominated for SGAC leadership awards.
  • Be invited to attend the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meetings and other conferences as part of the official SGAC delegation.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application Form by June 30th, 2024, with the following documents as attachments:

  • A Letter of Intent (maximum 1 page)
  • Your CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • List of three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role (maximum 1 page)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Application Timeline

Applications Open: Now
Applications Close: 30 June 2024


Depending on the quality and number of applications received, the selection committee may choose to hold interviews within the month after the deadline. Regardless, all applicants shall receive an update on their application at least a month after the deadline.