Policy Intern - Summer 2020
Greater Denver Area
About Boom Supersonic
Boom Supersonic is the Denver-based startup building Mach-2.2 passenger airliners. Think Concorde but 75% more affordable to fly. Imagine a day trip from New York to London—3h15 each way. Fly to London for a business meeting and be home in time to tuck your children into bed. Boom's first prototype will rollout by summer of 2020.
Boom’s outstanding team comes from places like Amazon, SpaceX, Scaled Composites, and Virgin Galactic. Team members have collectively contributed to 40+ new air and space vehicles, including the Falcon 9, Virgin SpaceShipTwo, and the Joint Strike Fighter.
The company is backed by venture capital firms including Emerson Collective, Y Combinator, Caffeinated Capital, and SV Angel as well as individuals including Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Michael Marks, and Greg McAdoo.
At Boom, you’ll have world-class colleagues and a flexible work environment. We don’t punch a clock, offer unmetered vacation time, and value our employees’ comprehensive well-being.
Are you passionate about building the future of transportation? Help us make aviation history.
Interns at Boom will have the opportunity to join an exciting aircraft startup focused on world-changing technology. We are offering an amazing opportunity to take ownership of individual projects within the Policy team. Our interns work on real stuff - like contributing to global environmental standards and defining aircraft requirements. The policy and communications analyst will help Boom understand and operate in an obscure and ambiguous global policy environment. We’re looking for passionate and talented students with strong technical research and policy skills. We are looking for a student who is one year from graduation (Bachelor or Masters degree). Responsibilities include performing aviation policy research, taking on sustainability initiatives, and addressing public concerns about supersonic flight. Outstanding communication skills, as well as poise and good judgment, are required.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Ability to quickly understand new technical and quantitative material
- Autonomy and high attention to detail
- A passion for Boom’s mission and sustainability
- Ability to function well under ambiguity
- A positive, “start with yes” attitude
Nice to Have
- Experience in tech policy research and/or advocacy
- Previous Tech Policy internship experience
- Past exposure to and familiarity with engineering, physics, or aviation
To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (ITAR and EAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here (https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_public_portal_itar_landing)
Boom is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
Want to build a faster future? Come join Boom.
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